Man Sues Parents for Giving Birth to Him ‘Without Permission’

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And we’ve thought we heard it all after learning that McDonald’s salted egg york loaded fries are actually sour.

And now, out of India, comes Mumbai-based Raphael Samuel, who has announced that he was planning to take legal action against his parents for giving birth to him without his consent.

Say what?

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Anti-natalist movement

A prominent member of the “anti-natalist” movement which advocates a child-free lifestyle, Mr Raphael Samuel believes that children should not be made to “suffer” life and that couples do not have a “right” to bear children without their prior explicit permission, according to UK’s Mirror and TODAYonline.

Quite how so is a couple supposed to gain juvenile consent from their un-conceived and unborn child was not something Mr Raphael Samuel had advised though.

In place of that, the 27-year-old even encourages others to confront their parents and demand an answer as to why they even decided to have kids in the first place.

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In fact, he was quoted by Times Now News to have said that “(Your parents had you for their own) joy and pleasure” and suggested that kids don’t “owe their parents anything.”

Nihilanand

Naturally, with news of his Facebook page Nihilanand being open to public, I took the liberty to visit it and share some interesting bits with you.

Image: Facebook/Nihilanand
Image: Facebook/Nihilanand
Image: Facebook/Nihilanand

Now, methinks the immense beard is to lend him a guru-like air and to imbue some credibility, given how downright comical this entire notion is.

Else, he might be hiding some leaches (I mean he is himself just a huge societal leach right?) or perhaps an undiscovered religious text promising wisdom unbeknowest to man as yet.

Image: Facebook/Nihilanand
Image: Facebook/Nihilanand

I also realized his go-to colour is blue and pink.

Fitting considering how both colours typically depict respective genders for newborn in hospitals.

Ah Hock loved Michelle and asked her, ‘Ai stead mai?’ in the 90s. Today, he tried again but would it work? Prepare some tissue paper and watch their love story here:

Newborns whose parents had not sought permission for conceiving.

That said, he does appear to have his fair share of supporters.

Image: Facebook/Nihilanand
Image: Facebook/Nihilanand
Image: Facebook/Nihilanand

And those who hate him to the core.

Image: Facebook/Nihilanand
Image: Facebook/Nihilanand

With some using Raphael Samuel’s very own warped logic against him.

Image: Facebook/Nihilanand
Image: Facebook/Nihilanand

But really, this comment sums it all up for me.

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While you may be an “anti-natalist”, which I must admit, has certain well-founded concerns and sensible logic behind it, clearly, to sue your parents for conceiving you with permission is clearly moot and screams of attention-seeking.

That said, and having thought that I was spot on in my psychoanalytic deduction of this man, BBC reported that his mother, Kavita Karnad Samuel, said:

“I must admire my son’s temerity to want to take his parents to court knowing both of us are lawyers. And if Raphael could come up with a rational explanation as to how we could have sought his consent to be born, I will accept my fault.”

Now I really don’t know what is happening anymore.

Can I sue my editor for forcing me to write this no-point article?