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Have You Got Any Reason Why You Think Inbreeding Is Wrong?

what exactly is wrong with Inbreeding? crazy question in it? funny enough it was borne out of a Yoruba TV show(mini jojo) i saw this morning, where a story of a woman whose long lost son from a secondary school pregnancy had a child with her daughter, conceived in a later marriage; they met in the US and already had a child together before it was discovered and even when the couple where told they were siblings they said they would never part ways,

In the same show another true life story is told of twins from Shagamu a town in Ogun state Nigeriia, who were having intimacy and eventually had a child, they refused to part ways, they later would elope to Kaduna and have five more kids,

I am not involved Inbreeding nor a considering it; i am only encouraged to post this because of the reaction i read on a NL thread about a man who was having intimacy with her daughter; there was a lot of people with weighty stones ready to cast on the man, but none of them spelt out exactly why it was wrong,

Can you articulate why exactly Inbreeding maybe a aberration, if possible without reference to religious belief? i trust your judgment since most you are likely not in an incestuous relationship; unlike when the issue is pre-marital sex.

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It baffles me how people get to develop sexual emotions towards their immediate family members. Cousin/Cousin relationships is pardonable. I think it is a demonic act to practise Inbreeding. It is crazy, unthinkable, unreasonable, asinine, lewd(that word was specifically coined for situations as offensive as this).It is from the pit of hell. What is wrong is wrong. It can never be redefined. It is like asking why it is wrong to poo in a public place in broad day light.I wanna ask a question @ poster. Is it right or wrong to fuc*k in a public place? Someone also made a post. Is it wrong also, to stick your dic*k in a fowl's backside ?A man in his right thinking, sane mind would never practise Inbreeding. It is just logical.It is called logical reasoning. And this is the reason we are higher animals. That is why we are able to discern right from wrong.Simply put, it is animalistic.

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Inbreeding can never be justified and thank goddness the argument against it is not solely based on religion but science too.

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Once upon a time celibacy before marriage was the norm, right now its regarded as crazy, as pre-marital sex holds sway; 'progressive' will easily punch holes in your socio-cultural and religious points of view as they have done with same-sex relationships.

I believe for rational integrity to reign over time, there has to be developed in us a reasonableness in our moral positions else we shall be able to live and defend that which is true.

We can no longer afford to merely posit things as right or wrong simply by what we feel or what our social/cultural/religious cos in that way we loose the common ground to dialogue with those who may nor share our backgrounds.

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na wa 4 dis dumb question and post

abeg read this

http://www.nairaland.com/nigeria?topic=461134.msg6211145#msg6211145

http://www.nairaland.com/nigeria?topic=461134.msg6203318#msg6203318

http://www.nairaland.com/nigeria?topic=461134.msg6211275#msg6211275

also read the whole 5 or 6 pages there

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yes, there are other forms of Inbreeding but father-daughter are most commonly reported form of Inbreeding and in many cases its not consensual. its abuse, molest and Inbreeding.

yes non-family member can also abuse, but we are talking about abuse here in the context of incestuous relationship between families

NO. non-resultant of a child/children in the relationship still doesn't in anyway justify it. what is wrong is wrong regardless

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First of all that man was Molesting that child. She was a child. It was not consensual. I think people's heads need to be rewired. When you have sex with a minor it is R A P E.

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May be you don't know what blood lines are Poster. Google it and you will get the reasons you seek. I am ashamed of your question. Please research well before you ask us, no body is ignorant now a days. Don't make us insults and abuse you.

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sorry but you cant leave religion out of it. its basically the number one reason why almost people consider Inbreeding a sin

its legally wrong for a family to lawfully/legally marry each other in most lawful society. its a punishable crime in most society

its biologically incompatible/wrong

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Yes, as someone mentioned before, it is best to increase the variety in the characteristics present in a child's genetics, if a family of short giraffes mated with one another, none of them would be tall enough to reach the taller leaves, they would out compete and die, as they are all competiting against the same thing - silly analogy. With humans, genetics make us either resistant or susceptible.

If we mate with those who we share a very similar genetic makeup with we will never acquire other immunities from others (ofcourse we acquire susceptibilities too), but variety is ALWAYS good.

It's the reason why not all of us suffer from sickle-cell anaemia, it is the reason why some African's are supposedly more immune to the HIV, it is the reason why some of us have hazel eyes instead of all brown, long hair instead of short, dark skin instead of light etc.

For example if there is a family wiht a history of having very high blood pressure, mating within the family means that there is a high chance that they may all get it, and could all possibly be wiped out from heart attacks. In terms of prolonguing the human life/generation, this isn't good.

But this argument is only relevant when considering the quality of life of offspring.

Socially, Inbreeding is taboo. The reasons which have passed over the generations and seeped into our subconscious are valied (offspring and such), but the other pschological aspect of it is strange. For example direct family Inbreeding i.e. Father daughter, brother sister, mother son relationships seem weird because of the polygamic aspect of the parent child relationships, whilst the brother sister aspect seems weird too in terms of a family that seems to implode. The natural and typical conversations of "the child has your nose" etc is missing, as both brother and sister will share their parent's noses. The idea that the children go forth and bring back a loving wife is not there, the marriage the father will give his daughter to his son,  it just works in EVERY opposite direction to that to which we are accustomed to living in.

It is also the strange idea that sexual desires are developed about an individual even before they are aware of what those are. A mother who breastfeeds her son and fights for his survival, turn seductress is a strange and uncomfortable concept, a father turn the lover of his younger and naive daughter is also a strange and paedophilic concept.

All in all, there are many reasons, laced with paedophilia, genetic disarray, social norms and in-built psychological guideliness that are acted against in order to commit such.

My opinion.

What's your suggestion then? How'd all of mankind appear??

Just a century ago the world population was estimated to be 7 TIMES smaller. And before then even smaller, we all came from Adam and Eve, which was the ONLY way of humans prolonguing life long enough to seek to get right with God. Ancient Egyptian history shows that many pharoahs married their sisters, as the pair both had to be of royal lineage etc. I am sure even in pre-Nigeria, and where tribe numbers were very very low, cousins marrying was the norm, now we have the option not to limit ourselves, to expand and go outwards, why would we want to relive what was practiced thousands of years ago?

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@Poster,one factual reason is, the offsprings of such a close blood relationship could be born deformed in some way.

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I for one, don't have an issue with "Inbreeding". The Bible censures "Inbreeding", but tells us we all came from 'Adam and Eve'.

Note: I just want to hear what people think, I don't believe in the bible.

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That exactly my point, cant you articulate why we find this things strange; i am sure you heard the global buzz about the Australian Couple (father and daughter) who fell in love and pleaded with the condemning world to understand,

Our reluctance to pinpoint the real whys is really why lesbianism and homosexuality is seen today as an issue of culture, social and religious stance not rational,

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That's even something that should not be heard of in our traditional society.It is absurd and totally evil to even think there is a merit in it.

It is totally evil because it goes contrary to nature and God's design

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You really have to ask why it's strange for a FATHER to bed his DAUGHTER? You're asking this? Please, get a damn hobby.

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