Saturday, November 05, 2005

God's Children

A friend of mine got married yesterday, didn't bother to go to the wedding. No, not out of laziness or anything... was pretty disgusted with what she did, that’s why.
Loving someone and marrying someone else is something. But, mothering someone's child and marrying someone else is disgusting! What was even more disgusting was the way she went about it as if nothing happened.

Parents who spent most of their waking hours minting money least bothered about their daughter, a large empty house (no I won't call it a home), a jobless sibling less gal with money to spend... A perfect recipe for disaster I guess... Her parents were so engrossed in accumulating wealth that she actually got away with her pregnancy till it was too late. The parents never discovered it at all. One fine afternoon, she called them up... from the nursing home...! To inform them that they'd become Grand Parents!!

What was despicable and horrendous was that the heartless girl refused to even feed the child. She refused to even acknowledge the presence of the crying child... Her story, Boy friend misused her ignorance, used her and then split up when she was 3 months pregnant itself and that guy had since disappeared without leaving a telephone number.

With things like condoms and morning after pills being advertised heavily and being sold over the counter not only did this 'well educated', 'well-to-do' girl manage to get pregnant she went ahead and delivered a girl child too. With the liberal Abortion laws we've in India she could've terminated the pregnancy when it wasn't too late but, she didn't have the courage to face her parents it seems!

The new born infant for no mistake of its own was abandoned at an Orphanage the very same night!! Not only was the latest addition to the Indian Population illegitimate, it was of the female sex too. Imagine what it's like to be an orphaned girl alone in this evil world... Maybe she may get adopted and land up in a better home... BUT THAT'S JUST MAYBE!

Another tale of woe... I've known this quiet little gal for a long time too, from the time guys viewed gals as enemies ;) A traditional joint family up bringing, a bachelor's degree later she was married off in a grand three day ceremony.
Now six months later, pregnant with her first child, she's back at her parents' home...
Apparently her Mother-in-law drove her out after she was diagnosed with Syphilis! Her husband refused to have himself checked… For no fault of hers she was blamed, abused and packed off, shockingly and shamefully her husband is a Doctor.
Medical Science may still be able to save the child without any stigmata... BUT AGAIN THAT'S JUST MAYBE!

A new born human infant is probably the most helpless among all mammals, needing much more time to become Independent. Yet, what other animals don’t, we do! We pass on our sins, abandon them and at times even cold bloodedly murder them! What about the countless number of hapless children who are born flawed or abandoned for no mistake of their own.
If God holds all the strings, why are these children...God's children born into a life of suffering? If there's a God who is watching all this and is making all this happen Maybe he'll punish the sinners...