And if they’re going to be consistent about this moral exemption thing

12 Feb 2012 06:01 pm
Posted by: Donna

I was trying to find a religion or common interest group with a position that was as diametrically opposed as possible to that of religions that forbid contraception to make a point. I thought about using the Shakers for my analogy but there are only three elderly members left. Belief systems that don’t allow their members to procreate don’t tend to grow their membership easily or stick around long. Go figure. But there is a more modern group with a website called the Voluntary Human Extinction Movement.

VHEMT (pronounced vehement) is a movement not an organization. It’s a movement advanced by people who care about life on planet Earth. We’re not just a bunch of misanthropes and anti-social, Malthusian misfits, taking morbid delight whenever disaster strikes humans. Nothing could be farther from the truth. Voluntary human extinction is the humanitarian alternative to human disasters.

We don’t carry on about how the human race has shown itself to be a greedy, amoral parasite on the once-healthy face of this planet. That type of negativity offers no solution to the inexorable horrors which human activity is causing.

Rather, The Movement presents an encouraging alternative to the callous exploitation and wholesale destruction of Earth’s ecology.

As VHEMT Volunteers know, the hopeful alternative to the extinction of millions of species of plants and animals is the voluntary extinction of one species: Homo sapiens… us.

Each time another one of us decides to not add another one of us to the burgeoning billions already squatting on this ravaged planet, another ray of hope shines through the gloom.

When every human chooses to stop breeding, Earth’s biosphere will be allowed to return to its former glory, and all remaining creatures will be free to live, die, evolve (if they believe in evolution), and will perhaps pass away, as so many of Nature’s “experiments” have done throughout the eons.

It’s going to take all of us going.

Now, you might disagree with their mission but the Movement has a moral conviction. If an employer who subscribed to VHEMTism offered a health plan then he should be able to exclude maternity coverage and coverage for children, right conservatives? I mean, we already know Jon Kyl is fully on board with not covering maternity care but do the rest of you agree with that?


  1. Comment by Timmys Cat on February 13, 2012 9:14 am

    Ugh, it’s Monday and the silly season is still going on. I haz solution for this problem.

    Otay. The Goopers want to put guns where the public doesn’t want them , and deny birth control to the public which does want it.
    I may be just a cat, but it seems the Goopers want to allow more targets to be created.

    You have Brenda Burns legislating on guns, and Catholic bishops influencing your sex lives.

    Pfffft, and you call us crazy?

  2. Comment by Timmys Cat on February 13, 2012 12:38 pm

    Here’s a smuggled picture of
    Ron (not pandering ’cause i’m running for congress) Gould ( R-Tool) and fellow Rublicans hearing public testimony from people against his Guns on Campus BILL

  3. Comment by Deborah on February 20, 2012 6:49 pm

    An example that I have been using is the Jehovah’s Witnesses. They believe that blood transfusion is immoral and wickedy, wickedy, wickedy … so should JW’s be exempt from any form of health insurance that covers blood transfusions?

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