Pope Says Choose Children Over Dogs. Do You Agree? [News]
04 Jun 2014
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If you had a choice in adopting a human baby or a furry pet creature, would you always go for the former? It seems yes if you’re fundamental religious. So much so that the Vatican is not far behind in presenting their opinion about having pets.
Earlier this week, Pope Francis proposed that married couples should opt for nurturing a human baby instead of a pet animal. During daily Mass on Monday (2nd June), the Pope urged about 15 couples aged 25-60 years old.
A commonly neglected perspective is that not all couples are fertile to bear a child or choose a different lifestyle where having children could seem like hindrance in their freedom. In addition, pursuing adoption can also take a toll on the mental well-being of couples when a certain case falls through after intensive research and interest. There are many cases where couples show grave signs of depression after a failed adoption attempt or a miscarriage.
The most therapeutic option for sanity many a times is the companionship of a furry friend who is almost an appropriate enough compensation for the absence of a child. Religious preachers from all domains have different views on such practices. Their value of human life is of an extremely higher matter, and sometimes they advocate their suggestions as ‘God’s Commands’ so that the masses can blindly follow.
It is understood that certain religions have biases over certain species of animals. But, this does not in any way give a human the right to inflict unnecessary cruelty towards the voiceless victims. It is understandable that not many people appreciate pets. But realising that after adopting an animal is very harmful to the animals well- being.
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