The people that I was talking to balked at the idea of having that many kids with a few of them openly calling the Duggar parents crazy. I have to admit, I think that they are little bonkers in the head too. But you know, that’s cool on the other hand too. And it’s actually impressive that they are able to afford to have such a large family. There are some parts of me that would like to have a large family. (My definition of large stops at five kids just so you know.)
But their criticisms largely used the Duggars' religious faith. From what this article indicated, they are part of an evangelical Christian movement called Quiverfull which is encourages people to have faith that God will determine the size of your family. Without going into much research, I am supposing this means not using birth control and leaving the possibility of having children up to
Like I said, I think that they are peculiar but I have nothing against them. What they believe in and how they live their lives is their business. From what I’ve seen, the children seem like they’re being well cared for and are happy. What I’m thinking is that it’s not for me. Clearly it’s not for me.
Statistically speaking, one of those kids is bound to be—You know, what? Forget it. I’m not going to go there.
NBC article here. (Video is also included.)