How Do You Think God Feels About Artificial Insemination?

@Rozie37 (15499)
Turkmenistan
September 18, 2007 11:26pm CST
I do not know anyone personally who has ever done this. However, my roommate and I were discussing it and she feels that it is wrong. I feel that it is both selfish and arrogant for a woman to bring a baby into the world without a father. God designed his creation in such a way that the child would benefit from both a mother and a father. For a woman to think that she can do the job of both is arrogant. Now, I know that there are some women who are forced into both roles, for one reason or another. I am not speaking of them. I am speaking of the ones who go to a clinic and buy a baby or be with a man just for the sake of having his baby. I am not trying to judge anyone, so don't give me a hard time. All I am doing is giving my personal opinion. I do not have any children and there was a time, not long ago when I considered this. But, I never thought about it from God's perspective until tonight. What do you think? And let's be respectful mature adults about this.
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• United States
19 Sep 07
I would not have a younger brother if it wasn't for artificial insemination. When my father remarried to a wonderful woman and they decided to have children, my dad was no longer able to. For my Step-Mother to carry her own child was a big deal. It was, like most woman, a life long dream. Now I have an awsome younger brother, very smart, who is raised in a home with a mother and father. As far as God goes, I'm not sure. I do know that the church was very supportive of my father and step-mother when they we're going though this. I do agree that a single woman should not have this done. I was a single mother for 3 years until, luckly I found my wonderful husband. It's not an easy role. And I've noticed a big change in my daughter since a positive male role model has entered her life. It really does make a difference. Even as young as she is.
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@Rozie37 (15499)
• Turkmenistan
20 Sep 07
Thank you for sharing your story. I really enjoyed reading it. And you are right, a male role model makes a big difference for even young children. There is a certain sterness in a man voice that children are more likely to listen to.
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• United States
20 Sep 07
That "certain sternness" is ridiculous. My mother scared us more than our father, and we were more likely to listen to her. It's the innate masculine/feminine qualities that would be brought to the child, that and the help in raising them, that would be the reason for a couple raising kids as opposed to just one parent.
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@Rozie37 (15499)
• Turkmenistan
20 Sep 07
Okay Champagne Giggles, I am not prepared to argue about some mothers being stronger disciplinarians than the father. I know that this is true in some cases. That does not mean that that is the proper role for the mother. The man is supposed to be the head of the house. The mother is suppose to be the helper. The one to enforce the rules that the father has made. Kind of like the cartoon that use to come on called, "Wait Until Your Father Comes Home." I am not saying that the women should be helpless. Just softer in their ways, more feminine like.
• Canada
20 Sep 07
Honestly I don't think that god would be upset about artificial insimination. Woman need to have children otherwise mankind would come to an end would it not? I also don't think that a woman is being selfish at all! If she is ready for a child, and all of the men she has been dating don't want kids, then why should she put her life on hold waiting for the "perfect man".
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@Rozie37 (15499)
• Turkmenistan
20 Sep 07
It really doesn't matter whether a woman is ready to have a baby or not. What needs to matter is God's will for her life. If it is God's will, he will take care of everything that she needs, including a good husband, to successfully bring a child into the world.
• Canada
21 Sep 07
Exactly! As I asked "why should she put her life on hold waiting for the "perfect man"?" What if she finds the right man, they get married, but because she waited too long she can't have children anymore? OR what if she can have children, but he can't?
@twoey68 (13651)
• United States
20 Sep 07
Personally, I don't agree with it. Like you, I don't know anyone personally that has done it but I look at it like this. I think if a woman can't have children or doesn't have children, there is a reason. I am a firm believer in everything happens for a reason. I would have loved to have had children when I was younger but it never happened. I chose to believe that God didn't let me have children for a reason. I may have been disappointed and upset that I didn't but then I don't know what his reasons may have been. I think by going through artificial insemination it seems you are second guessing God's decision. I understand some women have very stong feelings of wanting to be mothers but if it's not meant to be then it just isn't meant to be. I also agree that children need a good mother and a good father. I understand that some women are forced into both roles and I commend them for taking on all of the responsibility. This is just my opinion so take it for what it's worth :) **AT PEACE WITHIN** ~~STAND STRONG IN YOUR BELIEFS~~
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• United States
20 Sep 07
If it isn't meant to be, it won't happen even if she were artificially inseminated.
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@Rozie37 (15499)
• Turkmenistan
20 Sep 07
Twoey68, I totally agree with the points that you have made. I have wanted a child since I was fourteen years old. But, now that I look back on those years, I am so glad that God did not give me what I wanted. The person that I was back then, is not the type of mother that I want to be. Some people are prepared much earlier than others. I am glad to be waiting on the Lord. I believe that it is his will for me to be married and have children, but in his time and not mine.
@Flight84 (3050)
• United States
20 Sep 07
Hmmmm...I have mixed feelings. I don't know anyone who has done it either, so I don't really have any opinions that I've heard to add to this discussion. My feelings stand here...it depends solely on the woman. I would personally want a daddy too, but that's just the way I am, but on the other hand, you have to consider a woman who may really want a child and feels she has no other option. I know she could adopt, but in a way, it's the same thing. There may or may not be a daddy with adoption. She would also have to find an adoption agency that would accept a single mother in whatever the circumstance may be. It basically all comes down to this though...as long as she loves the child and gives it the best of care and plenty of motherly love and affection, does it really matter where or how? Either naturally, adoption, or artificially, a baby to love is the goal. I'm not speaking of the other circumstances you mentioned either by the way. I also thinks it's wrong to have a baby for a man, just because he wants a baby. It has to be a mutual thing.
@Rozie37 (15499)
• Turkmenistan
20 Sep 07
If a woman is unable to have a child, then we should be forced to consider God's will for that woman. Just because we look on the outside and assume that because she appears to be the perfect choice for motherhood, does not mean that she is. It also does not mean that she is not. All it means is that this woman needs to pray that God's will be done in her life. Who knows, Artificial Insemination could be God's will and he will make that clear. In that Bible days, you were considered cursed if you had no children.
• Australia
21 Sep 07
The "Bible" is well over 50% fictional, if not entirely fictional. It is a manipulated guide for a moral way to live - each human that has "touched" it along the way to today has twisted it and tainted it more and more, until its lessons are virtually nonunderstandable. If you, as an individual, want to consider what "God" has planned for certain individuals, then by all means, feel free. But personally, I would like to focus on living my own life, caring for my own kin, experiencing as much as I can, loving with all of my heart, filling my days with joy and laughter and learning, learning, learning. I have no need to wonder what "God" (if "he" exists) has planned for each and every person I pass by, I really have no time to sit and ponder what "God" has planned for me...I will simply trust that (if "he" exists) "he" will guide me when I need it.
@saunty (604)
• India
19 Sep 07
well !! artificial insemination is a technology which has not only been made for humans rather its for animal breeds also , it has been proved so helpful in breeding hybrid animals and cattles , moreover those couples who are sufferng for not having their own baby do also have option , so its something which i would never oppose ...am i right mate?
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@Rozie37 (15499)
• Turkmenistan
20 Sep 07
Hybrid animals? Well now, that is a whole other post altogether. No one is really answering the question though. How do you think God feels about it? I believe there there is a reason in God's plan why some people can not have children. But, does he feel okay with artificial insemination as an alternative.
• Australia
21 Sep 07
I'll respond to it as a hypothetical situation because I don't believe in "God" so to speak, as I mentioned earlier, but I believe that if "God" disapproved of artificial insemination, "he" would not have gifted us with the ability to advance scientifically in that area. Perhaps there is a part in "God's" plans for those people that cannot conceive "naturally" to explore other options, such as artificial insemination - perhaps that is the road they are destined to travel.
@barehugs (8984)
• Canada
20 Sep 07
WEll first off- there has never been a baby born who didn't have a Father. Some man somewhere had to produce the Sperm. So no woman can bring a baby into the world without a Father! Some women prefer to be single Parents. This is their perogative! For God's sake, why not?(I think you are Judging!) There is Plenty of proof that single Parents can do both Jobs, and do them Well! As a childless woman you pretend to know a lot about God's prespective. As a Father, and Grandfather I'm thinking you and your roommate better get a man. A bit of fertilization, would do you both some good, and broaden your perspectives.
• Australia
21 Sep 07
There is a vast difference between a male biological parent and a father. Think on it. There are, realistically hundreds, or thousands, possibly even millions of children worldwide that have no "father".
• Philippines
20 Sep 07
uhm.. it's only my opinion... I thinks it's wrong.. But i dont think that God will be sad if a mother undertake that artificial insemination.. as long as the reason is for good and not for the bad.. if a woman will do that because of selfishness.. I think the baby will sacrifice.. God created the man.. and by the man, God created the Woman.. that's the truth.. the Women need the Men as Men Need the Women..
@Rozie37 (15499)
• Turkmenistan
20 Sep 07
That is correct. And the child needs both of them. I think it makes a big difference when a couple does it, verses a single mother.
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@crazed_moma (1054)
• United States
19 Sep 07
I think if god had a problem with it he would stop it. :) There are people who are married and can't conceive naturally. I would think they see it as a blessing to be able to have the opportunity to conceive. As for Gods view on single mothers.... lol I have no idea...
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@Rozie37 (15499)
• Turkmenistan
20 Sep 07
If God were to put a stop to everything that he did not like, we would all be destroyed. We do things everyday that are not pleasing in God's sight.
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• United States
20 Sep 07
This is true.... To a point you have your free will to deceide to do things god doesn't like. Theoretically he has control over rather a soul goes to earth or not. At least from what I learned when I was growing up I *think* so. I haven't really thought theologically so much since having kids. lol I don't often have the time.
• Australia
19 Sep 07
Personally, I do not believe in "God", so I do not believe that we (humans) are in fact "God's creation", therefore I cannot really put myself into a situation of thinking of it from "God's" perspective without putting a greater emphasis on my disbelief; so I will just say this... Would you deny a loving mother who had no other way to have a child, the love and light and laughter of having a child of her own to care for and nurture? Would you tell her, if she was at a point in her life where it was her last chance to have a child, that her nurturing, motherly side had to be denied simply because she had not found a man to "marry and conceive with"? I do not think that, that is loving or fair in any way. If she were some low ingrate that was simply trying to have a child to gain benefits from the government or to fulfill some stupid ambition I would agree with you. But if she was a loving person that genuinely wanted a child of her own and could not have a long-lasting relationship with a man to conceive "naturally", I would not wish her into a "bad" relationship to simply allow myself to say "that would satisfy 'God', now the child will 'benefit' from both a mother and father". Would this truly be a benefit at all? Just some things to consider. Though I fully respect your opinion on the topic. Light and Laughter to you.
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• United States
22 Sep 07
The act of atrifical insemination is not wrong in my opinion in God's eyes because I believe if it was wrong god would not have helped us invent it. I feel it was invented to help childrenless couples to concieve who would not have children other wise. Now women getting inseminated just to have a baby without a man, do I think God thinks it is wrong? That is a hard question. We are taught that only a man and a woman who are married should have children. If you think it is wrong for unmarried women to be inseminated then you must include gay couples having children or addopting children. I feel if a person is stable and can take care of and love a child then they can go for it. I think they should do a lot of soul searching and knowing what they are getting them selves into. I think everyone who has a child should do a lot of soul seaching before choosing to have a child.