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  1. SubscriberRuss
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    20 Nov '13 09:561 edit
    Its no coincidence that this site was initially developed shortly after the arrival of my first son.

    Suddenly the pub wasn't an option, how to fill those evenings? Write a chess site.

    Pros : No kids, no RHP.
    Cons : Everything else. (I joke 😉 )
  2. Standard memberRajk999
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    20 Nov '13 11:331 edit
    Originally posted by Trev33
    Cons -

    They cost a lot of money.
    Get up an annoyingly early times.
    Damages sex life.
    Cry a lot.
    Attention seekers.

    Pros - ...
    A bunch of kid-haters around here [not Russ and GB] mostly atheists but I see a couple so called Christians [no surprise there] as well joining in the kid-hating discussion. Dislike or intolerance of kids is the result of selfishness and greed simply because your time and money is diverted to another person. Its amazing how many parents resent that.

    Not that is worth anything to you atheists but the Bible says:

    Lo, children are an heritage of the LORD: and the fruit of the womb is his reward. As arrows are in the hand of a mighty man; so are children of the youth. Happy is the man that hath his quiver full of them..(Psalms 127:3-5 KJV)
  3. Standard memberRajk999
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    20 Nov '13 11:35
    Originally posted by Kewpie
    I can't help feeling that if everyone for say, two decades, took a vow not to have children and stuck to it, our poisoned planet would have a chance to recover from what we've done to it. Life could be quite a bit different, many sci-fi stories have been written based on this concept.
    What utter garbage!
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    20 Nov '13 11:471 edit
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    Ever watched a very young child walk into a room with other kids? They can be black, white, red-headed, suffering from disabilities, speak in a foreign accent, dressed well, dressed badly, not dressed at all etc.

    None of this makes a blind bit of difference to them, they have no petty insecurities, they just look at the world in a completely uninhibited and unprejudiced way. They take people as they find them.

    Then look at what we turn them into.
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    20 Nov '13 11:51
    Originally posted by Trev33
    Cons -

    They cost a lot of money.
    Get up an annoyingly early times.
    Damages sex life.
    Cry a lot.
    Attention seekers.

    Pros - ...
    You can contemplate the late nights, early mornings, untidy rooms, tantrums, extortion, the schooling, the exams, the first (and subsequent) boyfriends, the in laws etc ..

    Then you can contemplate the real heartache if they were no longer there...

    Don't waste it 🙂
  6. Standard memberdrewnogal
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    20 Nov '13 13:13

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    20 Nov '13 13:16
    Originally posted by Trev33
    Cons -

    They cost a lot of money.
    Get up an annoyingly early times.
    Damages sex life.
    Cry a lot.
    Attention seekers.

    Pros - ...
    My first is going to be two very soon. I have found that being a parent means first and foremost being a selfless person. That means getting up early sometimes with her. Sitting with her for an extra twenty minutes while she falls asleep. Having to get to her level and comfort her when she's frustrated and can't express herself like her mama and papa. Having to read that stupid book one more time and watch her face light up as she points to all the things she knows. Having to clean the house every night. None of these are cons. They are simply part and parcel of the joy I have felt in watching the scion of my loins grow from newborn to person. Her personality, her unconditional love for her parents, the moments of pain when she needs you, the joy in watching her learn to jump, dance, hug, talk and laugh.
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    20 Nov '13 13:212 edits
    Originally posted by Rank outsider
    Ever watched a very young child walk into a room with other kids? They can be black, white, red-headed, suffering from disabilities, speak in a foreign accent, dressed well, dressed badly, not dressed at all etc.

    None of this makes a blind bit of difference to them, they have no petty insecurities, they just look at the world in a completely uninhi ...[text shortened]... judiced way. They take people as they find them.

    Then look at what [b]we
    turn them into.[/b]


    This be the verse

    They f*** you up, your mum and dad.
    They may not mean to, but they do.
    They fill you with the faults they had
    And add some extra, just for you.

    But they were f***ed up in their turn
    By fools in old-style hats and coats,
    Who half the time were soppy-stern
    And half at one another’s throats.

    Man hands on misery to man.
    It deepens like a coastal shelf.
    Get out as early as you can,
    And don’t have any kids yourself.

    Philip Larkin (or 'Chuckles' as he was known to his friends)
  9. Standard memberRajk999
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    20 Nov '13 14:47
    The post that was quoted here has been removed
    Humour? Where?
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    20 Nov '13 15:35
    Originally posted by Rajk999
    Humour? Where?
    All around you if you can spot it.
  11. SubscriberSuzianne
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    20 Nov '13 17:12
    Originally posted by Rajk999
    Humour? Where?
    You know, being Christian doesn't mean you have to be a sour, self-flagellant stick-in-the-mud.
  12. Standard memberChessPraxis
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    20 Nov '13 19:37
    Originally posted by Suzianne
    You know, being Christian doesn't mean you have to be a sour, self-flagellant stick-in-the-mud.
    Not exactly sure that's where the stick is located. 😕
  13. In your face
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    20 Nov '13 20:17
    The post that was quoted here has been removed
    Nope. He's just jumping on the slightest excuse to claim the moral high ground and thus start preaching from 'The Good Book'.

    Sigh.
  14. Standard memberwolfgang59
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    20 Nov '13 20:48
    Originally posted by Rajk999
    A bunch of kid-haters around here [not Russ and GB] mostly atheists ....

    You make a statement like this and you better be able to back it up
    or apologise!

    Name and shame (and you better have more atheists than theists in that list!!)
  15. In your face
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    20 Nov '13 21:04
    Originally posted by wolfgang59
    You make a statement like this and you better be able to back it up
    or apologise!

    Name and shame (and you better have more atheists than theists in that list!!)
    He just uses 'atheist' as a loose, supposedly derogatory term, to describe those who don't share his beliefs.
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