Miracle: [mir-uh-kuhl] noun
1. A surprising and welcome event that is not explicable by natural or scientific laws and is considered to be divine.
2. A highly improbable or extraordinary event, development, or accomplishment.
Note: I'm aware that babies are made through artificial insemination and ivf and that many people struggle with infertility. I have not included these techniques or situations in what I'm about to write merely for simplicity. But please know that I'm not trying to lessen their experiences or take anything away from them.
Having a baby and being a parent is a very rewarding experience for most people. Life changing, even. However, anyone who has taken their most basic 5th grade Health class knows how babies are made. It is definitively explained by science. It is NOT a miracle.
According to the United States Census Bureau, for 2010 there is an estimated 361,481 babies born each day all over the world. Every minute in 2010 there were approximately 251 babies born. That certainly disqualifies it for an extraordinary event and is NOT a miracle.
I am just so tired of reading on Facebook, "My daughter is truly a miracle from God." and similar sentences. There was one this morning that said, "25 years ago today God made me a mother for the first time! Happy birthday son!"
For me this is not about a disbelief in God, because that's not case. (I'm unsure what I believe) This is about the proven human reproductive system and taking responsibility for your actions. You had sex. Sex makes babies. Having a baby makes you a parent. Now, I know it doesn't sound great to say, "25 years ago today, unprotected sex made me a mother for the first time!" But that's the reality of it. And that reality is, IT'S NOT A FUCKING MIRACLE! When you have millions of babies and parents on this planet, it's not a fucking miracle by any definition.
Deep Throat of the Day: I don't want this to turn into a debate about whether or not God gives us free will, so please don't bring it up. Because even if there is a God, and he doesn't give us free will, babies still aren't a miracle.