Being the pious and compassionate souls we are, the Weekly staff continues to lift Calvary Chapel founder Chuck Smith up to the Lord as he battles cancer. The longer he lives, the more money quotes we get!
"You know it used to be that a lot of children were assets. A child coming into the home was an asset because it was an agrarian society and you all had your own farms and the more children, the more help you had on the farm, and all. But, you know, as time went on and we became really a, no longer an agrarian society, but, you know, one that was really sort of dependent upon manufacturing, and so forth, children no longer became an asset, but they became a liability, and I think that when you figure now how much it costs to raise a child through high school and all, a lot of people, you know, they say, 'well, who needs them?' you know, because it just does cost a huge amount of money to clothe and feed them and all when they are not really producing or are productive and bringing back into the family, you know, financial assets and so forth, and thus they are a liability, rather than an asset today."
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