Further to my previous post, commenter Steve_Barrie at Byzantine, Texas sees no reason for Orthodox to actually make their own babies:
Why bigger families? What about all the unwanted children of the world. Why not adopt?Why, indeed? Why raise your own flesh and blood--raise somebody else's flesh and blood! The off-screen parents get the roll in the hay, you get the abandoned child, the lifelong expense, and raising an exotic genotype in an alien culture. Family's just a construct--we make it whatever we want, right? What could possibly go wrong?
So Orthodox women, continue to take synthetic hormones. Postpone marriage and childbearing for your graduate degree and all-consuming career. Orthodox men, work hard so you can afford to raise the fruit of another man's loins!
I mean, holy shit, when I rattled a phrase off about American converts hostile to the notion of large, extended families in the pews, I really was just speculating. But this stuff apparently writes itself.
I'm with Derb on this: What in God's name is wrong with white people?