The New Morality: I am so important to me. Nobody else matters.

Mark Shea wrote about it earlier this week. I’m going to write about it in the future.

“It” is the galloping sense of entitlement of the “I Am So Important To Me” class. You know: The ones who feel free to re-write any book, from history to literature to the Bible to suit their passing fancy of what pleases them today.

Evidently, one of the many books the I Am So Important to Me class wants to re-write is the biology text books we’ve all had to study. They’ve created a whole new label to support their demand for this: Biological Injustice.

You read that right. According to an October 2 article in the Huffington Post, Lesbian Baby-Making for the Entitled Generation, at least some people feel that biology itself should be put on trial for the “injustice” of not being able to make babies with another person of the same sex. They are counting on our burgeoning scientific industry to provide them with the means to overwrite the trifling objections of mother nature and allow them to produce babies from same-sex couples at will.

Mark Shea’s article Children are Not Fashion Accessories for Narcissists, discusses the cultural and social impact of “a culture in which consent is the sole criterion of the good.”

As I said, I’ll be writing about this in more detail later. I think it’s enough for today to just let you read these two articles and ponder, like Lincoln, whither we are tending.

Lesbian Baby-Making for the Entitled Generation reads in part:

I want to have babies the way straight people do.

I don’t mean that in a ’70s euphemism “makin’-babies” kind of way. What I mean is that I want the ease, the convenience, the — dare I say it — naturalness that straight people have when starting a family. I want both the simple beauty of two people loving each other so much that they’d like to see more of the other in the world, and I want that simple beauty to be translated into scientific terms of fairness: chromosomes and DNA given in equal amounts from two parents.

The attitude I have always taken to having a baby with another woman has been this: “It’s not fair! It’s so hard! Why me?”

I am a total brat about what I consider a biological injustice. Did you just hear me say that? Biological injustice? That doesn’t even make sense!

If I were a logical, realistic person I would likely be happy with flipping through sperm donor catalogs, or picking a foreign country to adopt from, or begging my gay male friends to consider jizzing into a warm bowl for me. But I am not logical, and I am not ready to accept the realities of my sexuality compounded by my body’s abilities with a female partner.

Why can’t my girlfriend and I have a baby that shares our DNA? Why can’t an egg from each of us be scrambled up and sprinkled with sperm? It seems so easy! Try harder scientists! Make this a priority. (Read more here.)

  • http://nebraskaenergyobserver.wordpress.com neenergyobserver

    Well, you finally did it, Rebecca, I’m speechless.

    • Rebecca Hamilton

      That’s an accomplishment I’d rather not have. (sad smile)

  • http://showmeanewday.blogspot.com/ Laura @ Show Me a Day

    Uhhhh. I feel sick to my stomach.
    She’s not “ready to accept the realities” of her sexuality: yet she’s ready to start a family?
    Lord, have mercy: and Jesus, come soon!

    • Rebecca Hamilton

      I know.

  • Faith

    Make it priority! Yeah forget about curing things like MS or cancer, put your money and research and brains into making me happy by meeting my ignorant, unreasonable demands!

    • Rebecca Hamilton

      Excellent point.

  • kmk

    Well, at least she knows there are realities to her sexuality–that is a start. And she seems to admit that she is being selfish. That’s a start, too….
    MOther most holy pray for us!

    • Rebecca Hamilton

      I don’t know what to make of this. I saw the same thing you mention, but was she aware that she’s selfish in a way that says selfishness is bad, or was she saying that she’s selfish and that’s an ok thing? I kind of think the latter.

  • http://fpb.livejournal.com/ Fabio P.Barbieri

    This honestly sounds like comedy, but alas, I know it is not.

    • Rebecca Hamilton

      It does sound like it should be some sort of over the top comedy. Wish it was.

  • Arkenaten

    You think it won’t happen? Wait and see…..

    • Rebecca Hamilton

      No argument from me Douglas.

      • Arkenaten

        While there are a lot of possitives that can come from various areas of medical research where it relates to increasing infant mortality and working towards eradicating antenatal dis-ease, the thought of ‘manufacturing’ a child in a similar fashion as one might choose sweets(candy) or curtains is unsettling.
        But then, in the long term, human genes will inevitably mutate and the likliehood of us evolving to the point where tissue repair is automatic and our genetics will be able to deal with almost anythng is something to look forward to.

        You might like the novel Marrow that deals with virtual immortality in humans.
        Imagine living for thousands of years! How truly amazing that would be!
        Now this would truly be made ïn God’s image”

        • Rebecca Hamilton

          Douglas, who wrote Marrow? I’ll check it out.

          • Arkenaten

            Sorry, Rebecca, missed this comment.
            Marrow, by Robert Reed, Published by Orbit.
            ISBN 1-84149-078-4

  • http://catholiccoffeetalk.wordpress.com Marie Bernadette

    Wooooooooow. I also think this is highly insulting to heterosexual couples who struggle with infertility for any manner of reasons. Any couple who has struggled to conceive will be quick to tell you that saying it was done with “ease, the convenience, the — dare I say it — naturalness” is just incorrect. If there is an upside it’s that the author acknowledges her own illogical wishes and selfishness…

    • Rebecca Hamilton

      Agreed Marie.

    • http://www.calicodreams.net Mary Kelso

      This is exactly what I was thinking Marie. When I think of the many women I’ve talked to who have been through treatments and spent thousands of dollars on just trying to do what their sisters have been able to do, and that with a husband not a gay partner, I am sad. This woman, if we can call her that, is stretching every boundary she can find and I shutter to think what scar she is trying to heal in herself.

      We must pray…for her and against her all at the same time.

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  • http://www.thecatholicbeat@gmail.com Gail Finke

    I want I want I want!
    I am a regular old person who had regular old babies the regular old way. And you know what? One of them is a troubled teen, with several psychiatric problems despite a loving home with no problems and no history of psychiatric problems on either side of the family.
    Life makes no guarantees, and parenthood is not fore people who are “bratty as hell when it comes to biology” — it’s for grownups who are ready to love someone more than they love themselves, someone they will be willing to sacrifice anything for. Parenthood is NOT ABOUT YOU. That woman is a fool.

    • Rebecca Hamilton

      True Gail.
      “Parenthood is NOT ABOUT YOU.”

  • http://www.godversations.wordpress.com Karen Pullano

    Shared! wow – I’m speechless…

    • Rebecca Hamilton

      It IS enough to leave you speechless, isn’t it?


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