Man Attempting to Sue His Parents for Bring Him into this World Without Consent

This is not a joke! The New American headline reads, Man Aims to Sue Parents — for Giving Birth to Him Without His Consent. Raphael Samuel, a 27 year old Indian man, seriously wants to take on his parents for bringing him into a world of suffering without his consent. According to the article, he subscribes to a philosophy popularized in, of all places, the West by philosophers like David Benatar. His book is entitled: Better Never to Have Been: The Harm of Coming Into Existence.

Here is a summary of the philosophy that has inspire the young man:

“The antinatalist argument goes like this: Pain is bad, while the absence of any experiences can’t possibly be bad. That means that creating people moves them from a state that isn’t bad to a state that is,” Vox continues. “‘Coming into existence, far from ever constituting a net benefit, always constitutes a net harm,’ Benatar argues in Better Never to Have Been. ‘Each life contains a great deal of bad — much more than people usually think. The only way to guarantee that some future person will not suffer that harm is to ensure that the possible person never becomes an actual person.’”

Even though God gave us a free will, there are a few things in this life that God in his infinite wisdom didn’t give any say so in. Who your parents are is one of them! Read The New American article

Honour thy father and mother; which is the first commandment with promise; That it may be well with thee, and thou mayest live long on the earth. Eph. 6:2-3 KJV

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