Wednesday, June 25, 2008

More Religious Adoption Spew

This individual (who is presumptuous enough to call herself the "Third Eve"...heresy, anyone?) stopped by Irish's blog and left a rather idiotic and completely rude comment the other day.

Of course, I had to check out HER blog to see just what place she was coming from, and just as I suspected, it was filled with bible quotes and pretty pictures of angelic children. Ahhhh, even the adoption agencies themselves would be jealous.

I mean, really. Going off on "real" mothers (hmm, inferiority complex much?) and whining about adoptees not, what, seeing the whole picture?

What is there to see?

That we were abandoned, given up to strangers, and that we have a very real, VALID, pain and anger for that?

I suppose she assumes that only "happy" adoptees are "balanced" and that us "angry" types need God, oh pity the poor unbalanced adoptee who is angry and in pain, don't we know that everyone feels pain from time to time? Pfffft.

You know I find it interesting that she starts her post off with

"a real mother will put her child’s life above her own. "

That's something that thousands of n-mothers do every day, giving up their children for adoption, sometimes for good reasons, sometimes they don't have much of a choice at all.

But she said it herself, these are the REAL mothers.

Not the ones who are waiting in the wings to snatch them up, and justify it with "God told me to".

I find it amusing that these people use scripture to try to validate themselves and their love for adoption.

Exodus 22:21-23 (New International Version)
22 "Do not take advantage of a widow or an orphan. 23 If you do and they cry out to me, I will certainly hear their cry.

Yet thousands of "widows and orphans" are taken advantage of every day, in the name of adoption.

Jeremiah 49:11
Leave your orphans; I will protect their lives. Your widows too can trust in me."

Nope, don't see God telling you to snatch up children there.

# Deuteronomy 10:18
He defends the cause of the fatherless and the widow, and loves the alien, giving him food and clothing.

Hmmm...seems God wants us to HELP these poor unfortunates, not help ourselves TO them, as in this passage:

# Job 24:9
The fatherless child is snatched from the breast; the infant of the poor is seized for a debt.

Try to justify it all you want, but adoptin' fer da Lord is nothing but hypocritical.

If you TRULY want to be Christlike, you'd be helping families stay together, not ripping them apart.

5 wisecracks:

Suz Bednarz said...

BRAV- FREAKING - O to you Lilly.

If you TRULY want to be Christlike, you'd be helping families stay together, not ripping them apart.

Lillie said...

Yeah, because I mean, I don't recall Jesus making any pilgrimages to China to bring back little orphans so that his infertile buddies could build a family.

Or little Ethiopians, for that matter.

No, I don't recall Jesus rearranging families at all.

Want to be like Christ? Then HELP people, don't help yourself to their kids.

Mara said...

Lillie, I heart you, you blessed little angrate.


Eve said...

Sigh. You haven't finished reading, and you've taken what I've written out of context.

Just today I quoted some of the same verses you cite here. You might try putting down your weapons and putting on some reading glasses before you go to attacking someone you think is an idiot.

I'm not; and I just finished saying that I hope a special circle of hell is reserved for baby snatchers... but I imagine you'll find some way to twist that, too.

The Fuzzy Rat Mother said...

The last place I am likely to go is to try to justify adoption by citing religious authority. I don't even know how to talk to someone who does. If someone wishes to achieve sainthood by helping those 'unfortunates' (that would be us) then have at it. Personally, I would rather focus on ways to stop having 'unfortunates' in the first place. For adoption that would start with stopping the lie that adoption is BEST FOR THE CHILD. Best for the child is staying with the family. Best for the mother is keeping her child. Yes there are extreme cases where this would not be possible. Being young,scared, and not knowing how you can support your child is not an extreme case.

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