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The world's largest family. Britian's Daily Mail reports on 1 man, 39 wives, 94 kids and 33 grandkids all stuffed into a 100 room "mansion" in India and living according to a strict, cultish order.

Do I smell a reality TV show...?

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He took 39 wives to get 94 children? That's only 2.4 kids per wife! The Duggars put this family to shame in "efficiency" and intensity of their fruitfulness! Just 2 Duggars (ONE man and ONE woman, nothing un-Biblical like multiple wives!) have churned out 19 kids!

I caught the reference to the reality show, but still, it's hard to discern where the sarcasm ends and sincerity begins...

Question: Do you consider Quiverfull to be "a strict, cultish order"?

When reading about this family, I can't help thinking of Kipling's "The Butterfly That Stamped" http://www.online-literature.com/poe/162/

"He heads a local Christian religious sect, called the "Chana," which allows polygamy. Formed in June 1942, the sect believes it will soon be ruling the world with Christ and has a membership of around 400 families."

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20110222/od_nm/us_india_family

You're anti-family. And pro-Arab.

Craig's subtle brilliance:
These guys are weird. So are the Duggars. The common denominator is Christianity. Christianity must be weird. Those who practice Christianity are probably weird too. We shouldn't take any of them seriously.

Got it!

As long as you (mis)interpret everything I say and then rewrite it into obtuse, Conservapedia-style Cliff Notes, then I guess you will always be able to achieve impressive smackdowns... of some sort.

I mentioned Christianity because it seemed to be missing from Justin's description of the man's faith. We got "a strict cultish order" but not the part about Jesus Christ.

I take plenty of Christians seriously. I'd still like to know if Justin (or you, Andrew) considers the Quiverfull movement to be a "strict, cultish order."

Do the math - 39 Quiverfull women will produce a lot more than 94 children.

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