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  •  I wonder about the opposite religious precept (3+ / 0-)
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    Biblical tradition has G-d commanding us to be the steward of the Earth and not to consume its resources so as to leave not enough for others.

    So, maybe my take is that my religion would not countenance the vast overpopulation and the strain on Earth's resources in modern life. Consequently, my religion sees a limit on the "Be fruitful and multiply" commandment. So, I see it as a violation of my religious commandments t provide health insurance for anyone having a second child or multiple births...not to mention that I would find it equally problematic to be forced to provide health insurance to all those extra children that I believe are an affront to the most basic commandments of the religion. I certainly don't want to be participating in and supporting these global suicide that is the ultimate affront to G-d's command to be good stewards.

    In other words, my version of my religion actually prefers birth control to pregnancy if the latter is going to result in ever-increasing population. SO, I'm OK with buying health insurance that will cover birth control services for my employees,  but I want a policy that will exclude coverage for a second pregnancy or a multiple pregnancy and exclude coverage for those extra children while they would otherwise be eligible for coverage on their parents' policy.

    How's the right-wing on the Court feel about that?

    Coming Soon -- to an Internet connection near you:

    by FischFry on Wed Mar 26, 2014 at 01:31:10 PM PDT

    •  Well (0+ / 0-)

      Found a religion, start a company, and find out.

      •  I don't have to found the religion (0+ / 0-)

        I'm simply talking about the commandment that G-d gave to Adam and his descendants...the one that came before all others. The Judeo-Christian Bible...and a quite reasonable interpretation of its meaning in the present-day context.

        Coming Soon -- to an Internet connection near you:

        by FischFry on Wed Mar 26, 2014 at 06:30:41 PM PDT

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