I found this while I was searching (in vain, so far) for a cool/decent crib mobile with a remote control (the only shortcoming of the Pottery Barn Kids bunny-mobile we got as a gift, which the kid suddenly LOVES, but which runs down after about 90 seconds).
It's a real-time report by AKMA, a rather prominent Christian intellectual blogger [sic], of a speech by Prof. Amy Laura Hall at Ekklesia, a brain trust for "subversive Christians"? Hall's talk, subtitled "Toward a Non-Teleological Theology of Procreation," relates to her upcoming book, Conceiving Parenthood.
I never got Kierkegaard in Sunday School, so it's gonna take me a while to figure out what Hall's talking about, but a couple of things jumped out at me:
Um, but what if I only lusted after that remote control mobile in my heart? D'oh!
"Hall narrates, for example, the link between the rise of corporate infant formula and the overuse of Ritalin and other pediatric enhancement therapies in the United States."
"She cites advertising copy that sells Lilly ADHD medication as a means for re-incorporating Dad into family life."
"She does read biotech as a (not Thomistic) gratuitous normativity of grace, not of nature. It is possible to argue that the factory-farm mother is not natural, that the Fisher-Price aquarium in the crib with a remote control to put your child to sleep is not natural."