A Quiverfull of sperm
The Quiverfull movement is not an extreme form of Christian Fundamentalism based on Jesus – it’s a Sperm Cult. First, the Quiverfulls are based on massive reproduction and patriarchy. They eschew birth control and family planning. This cult is all about spreading the baby batter, and it’s mainly based on two Old Testament quotations.
On the one hand, the cult focuses on the women’s reproductive machinery being used at constant and maximum capacity. The woman’s role is as concubine, cleaning lady, home schooler and domestically subservient sperm receiver. She is the ultimate, “Make me a sammmich, bitch” partner with eyes lowered and gingham starched. On the other hand, it’s all about male power.
The men are kings of their households. Rule makers. Enforcers. Baby batter spreaders. The man’s job is first not to spill his seed except into a vagina. This is really important in a sperm cult.
Like Onan from the book of Genesis, a man mustn’t spill his seed except to procreate. No pulling out, or God will smite you. No self-pleasure either.
The sperm cult would have you believe that every sperm is sacred, based on God smiting Onan, but it isn’t that simple.
Onan’s brother Er was smitten by God. After the Lord smote Er, Onan was then told to impregnate Er’s wife.
The Old Testament is full of stories where people don’t follow the linear letter of the law, and God, being vengeful, kills them. Onan might not have wanted to poke his brother’s wife. He didn’t follow directions, so he was slain. Instead of feeding into the big bad sperm tale, a direct reading of the story shows that god slew Onan for not following directions.
This is a Sperm Cult and not Christianity. This cult doesn’t focus on Jesus.
Thank God we have the New Testament based on love and acceptance. Thank God that Jesus came to make a new covenant and to teach people to care for the sick, the poor and to care for widows, not fuck them.
The Sperm Cult is also deeply rooted in another Old Testament section from Psalms. It isn’t the most poetic of passages, but it sure does wax poetic about natalism. Psalm 127: 3-5:
“3 Lo, children are an heritage of the LORD: and the fruit of the womb is his reward.
4 As arrows are in the hand of a mighty man; so are children of the youth.
5 Happy is the man that hath his quiver full of them: they shall not be ashamed, but they shall speak with the enemies in the gate.”
Written several thousand years ago, in an age where children didn’t live long, having many children was remarkable. It makes no sense today. Our planet is not an underpopulated place with abundant resources. This passage has been taken to mean that men should have unabated offspring. Additionally, the “quiver” imagery is martial. Having a quiver full of sperm and children ensures this cult forms its own little sperm army.
Girl babies of the quiver are made to be domestic sperm receivers just like mom. Boys are made to have all authority and power to dominate their future wives and continue the Sperm Cult. The boys must think about sex all day — all that sex they’re going to have later, as soon as they get themselves a volunteer. It should come as no surprise that sons will prey upon sisters and, being male, they will be blameless.
For the record, Jesus never said to prey upon your sisters. Jesus never said that if you sexually stimulate your sister, your parents can cover it up and evade the law. Cults often have their own rules outside of the law and these rules keep their cult nature protected.
Is it any wonder that basing a cult on a narrow reading of a few Old Testament passages allows this cult to ignore the modern world of science and human rights, and instead return to the old world of incest, molestation, shame and silence.
Shame on them. And shame on them for doing it in the name of Jesus.