DO YOU THINK ITS A SIN TO HAVE 4 OR MORE CHILDREN?

Philippines
September 11, 2006 6:08am CST
Some say, because of the hardship of life, having 4 children is more hard and some say its a sin.
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• Philippines
17 Dec 06
I think having 4 or more children is not a sin,it was never thought it would be. But the problem is with regards to the economic status of the family it will become soon a problem if it will not be controlled.
@zahir_dk (1693)
• India
26 Sep 06
Its not a sin. You can have as many childs you want, but one thing you should not forget is to grow all of them properly and equally. If you just keep on giving birth to childrens and not looking after their growth then it surely is a sin. Because you dont have any right to play with any1's life....
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@scooter1024 (1243)
• United States
23 Sep 06
I dont feel having more than 4 children is a sin. I myself am a single mother with 5 children. We may not be the most well off people but I provide well for my children. They can be a handful at times but in reality they are a blessing. I also look at it as more kids to take care of me when I get old and need it. It's also nice to feel the love of my children when I dont feel it from others.
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• United States
20 Sep 06
I think it is wrong if the person is on welfare, but if the person can afford it, I think it is their business. I don't see it being right if we are supporting someone to have lots of kids and they aren't doing anything to better themselves. I think where people see it as a sin is when they know that family is on welfare or that they are not taking care of the kids. That is a whole nother thing, not taking care of the kids, and you know alot of people have kids to wait on them, that is wrong too.. Kids are precious and deserve to have lots of time spent with their parents playing with them..
• Germany
19 Sep 06
I have 4 children .... can not be a sin because all of them developed properly .... is a fascinating group dynamic process to see, how the older ones also teach the younger ones and open them doors, which I couldn't have opened for them .... and the youngest ones (actually twins) have less problems in communication and socialisation than the older ones had. In total also is more economic to cook, bake and take care for 4 children referring to the effort and cost per child. Calculating the sum: of course 4 need more than 1 for basic needs. But a good part out of this cost can be taken from what would have been luxury expenses if I had had only one child. I am blessed with my children and never have regret the missed luxury.
• India
19 Sep 06
no.. y cant one have more than 4 children... its ones own personal interest!
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@aphrodisiac (1010)
• India
19 Sep 06
Lemme think..hmm..i guess it is ok for one to have more than four children, provided you have it with your own wife..;)
@sedel1027 (17850)
• United States
11 Sep 06
No. Anyone who can have 4 kids, a well off household, and maintain their sanity should be called a saint!
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@nelson77 (107)
• Nigeria
11 Sep 06
no is not a sin if you have the money to take care of tham good you can have as many as you want
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@slimfox (900)
• United States
11 Sep 06
no if you can handle and want more go for it.
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@wsue1023 (1396)
• United States
11 Sep 06
No, I don't think that having more than 4 kids is a sin. A sin is doing something that you know to be against God's will for you. ;)
• United States
4 Oct 06
A sin? How could it be a sin to have 4 or more children? have you ever heard of christians who are "quiver full"?? basically.. they dont use birth control.. and have as many children as they believe god wants them to have.. and believe that god will make sure they can make ends meet and he will provide for them no matter what..
• United States
4 Oct 06
We are quiverfull.
• United States
4 Oct 06
I definitly dont think that it is a sin. My parents had 8 children. I cant even imagine that a child could be considered a sin. I think that children are gifts from God. Do I think that some people are being equiped to handle more children than others? Definitly, but life happens and I think that you just have to try your best!
@kuest1986 (483)
• India
13 Oct 06
i tell you in a country like mine where population is the biggest threat...its indeed a sin.
• United States
13 Oct 06
It's not a sin, just a burden.
@KHyuga (1698)
• Singapore
13 Oct 06
Which country are you from?
@i_agree_but (1185)
• United Arab Emirates
4 Oct 06
Who said? Before I answer this question, I like to think about, why this thread was created ? And what was the real motive for this question? When I find nothing wrong, immediately I prefer to answer. However I like questions on science and politics but don't ignore other members requests. I'm thankful to mylot for giving such opportunity to share our views with international members.
• Philippines
17 Oct 06
AHA!!!! the same comment again...
• United States
11 Sep 06
I certainly don't think it's a sin. I have four children and I love each of them.
@ossie16d (11825)
• Australia
4 Oct 06
If you can afford to feed, clothe, educate and look after 4 (or more) children then go for it BUT if you are relying on the 'public purse' to bring them up for you then it is so very wrong. I am sure that there are a lot of people who would like to have more children than they do but just accept that financially they cannot afford to do so. Loving your children is not enough and if you cannot afford to feed each and every one of your children, as well as clothe and educate them, then limit the number that you do have.
• Italy
11 Sep 06
No way, if you can afford AND you really wish having 4 or more children, then go for it.
@zubair439 (3185)
• India
4 Oct 06
i agree...
@crazynurse (7489)
• United States
8 Jan 07
I'm not sure 'sin' is the word, I think it is unfair to have more than one can afford...both financially and emotionally. If you aren't going to be able to help each child become the best it can be and give it individualized time if need be, then you have done the child a disservice. In my opinion, it is the emotional needs of each child that are in danger of being neglected.
@Dolcerina (3378)
• Hungary
7 Jan 07
IN China it is a sin. I think, that it is a sin, if you can not help your children to start their own life when they will be 18yrs old. A lot of people think if they can make children they may have. But it is not so simple! If you give life to them you must be responsible for them!!! It is not enough to make a child, if you do not help them to live.
• India
17 Dec 06
no i dont think so it is sin . todays life 4 children is too much . todays life 2 children is enough .
@fl0urish (5385)
• India
26 Nov 06
NO I DONT THINK SO
@meljessxena (2317)
• Australia
26 Nov 06
no its not a sin