"No Kids": The Ultimate in Self-Centered Culture


Have you heard of this one? A lady named Corinne Maier has written a book entitled No Kids: 40 Good Reasons Not to Have Children. Now, I stop short of saying that it’s demonstrably sinful for a couple to choose not to have kids, but I don’t stop very far short of it. There are Biblical and cultural reasons why I sincerely hope that this lady’s book is ignored to the degree it so richly deserves to be. But if you click on the link, you get, not only the chapter titles, but some of the actual chapters themselves.

What I want you to notice, though, is the underlying assumption: you exist only for the comfort, promotion, pampering, and coddling of yourself. It’s all about you–hang anybody else. I’m reminded, by contrast, with the words of H.I. McDonough (as played by Nicholas Cage) in the epic Raising Arizona. “We figured that every day we waited to bring a child into the world is a day he might regret having missed.”

Couldn’ta said it better myself…


  1. Mark Merritt on September 24, 2009 at 6:34 am

    You’re right Byron – that woman is cruel. The revulsion that she refers to when she writes about a newborn pales in comparison to the revulsion I feel after reading her diatribe.

    That woman needs Jesus, period.

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