Patrickov wrote:It's most unfortunate that the Pope is leading an organization whose leadership is forced NOT to have children on/of their own, yet they have to put forward messages like these to ensure the continuation of human race.
That said, I agree with his statement regardless of his position on the matter. Not that I am anti-pet-keeping, but I don't think I can bear seeing the one I rear die before I do. Besides, pets will always depend on you, while human beings will be independent in time.
Not all human beings grow up to be independent. There are some who have to depend on others or they want to depend on others.
I would rather have a pet than a rotten kid who learned to hate me because I would put restrictions on them. I would not want the kid to run wild and follow the crowd. Dogs and cats tend to love owners who feed them or care for them. I have seen too many ungrateful humans who behave rotten and leave messes like pigs. Imagine a 50 year old man who still leaves crumbs on the counter or leaves a mess on the bathroom floor. Yeah, the people at work are slobs. I'm glad I don't live with them.