Monday, February 8, 2010
Adopting children with parents into strange religious beliefs!
I am a firm believer in subsidiarity, it's why I believe the pope is right not to interfere too much with the affairs of bishops, and it's why I oppose inter-racial, inter-country, inter-continental, inter-cultural, and especially inter-religious adoptions, except where necessary. In a case which is ripe for the picking should one want to point to the dangers of possibly commercializing a child, 33 children were "adopted"/"kidnapped", from Haiti, but this time, as though to make a point- by Fundamentalist Christian baptist people. Turns out they [the children who were taken] appear to all have parents, even more shocking, they [the Baptists, who are meant to be adults] seem to have lied to everyone. Why adopt them [the not orphaned Haitian kids]? Maybe because in a contraceptive community, its more converts for the baptist churches involved, or so the British Daily mail suggests:
Daily Mail: Secular; independent; British:
Child-napping, or selling of children to be adopted may also be a reason, should the allegations be true, given a checkered past of one of the lead baptists involved. We in the third world, we want our children, we don't want a youth drain along with the brain drain!
Who is Marc Evan Aupiais?
A deep interest in the law of South Africa, especially our constitutional and common law, guided my studies and continues to influence my current career path. I enjoy engaging in the day to day work of being an attorney, and reading the material contained in our case law.
I have gained and enjoyed much exposure to the law and to the day to day details of practice, and to extensive litigation work, during my years of practise since my admission to the profession and enrolment as an attorney of the High Court, as well as during my articles of clerkship and, prior to that, when I worked as a student counsellor/paralegal at the Wits Law Clinic – in the final year of law school and during my studies at the School for Legal Practice.
I am passionate about the place of my birth, South Africa, and am proud to be a patriot and citizen of this diverse and beautiful nation. I consider myself a global citizen and keep connections in a number of different nations across the world. Communicating with people from other cultures, I believe, has aided me to have a more open-minded approach in so far as how I see, and interact with, the world.
I believe success requires not just hard work but intelligence, perseverance, humility, integrity, ingenuity, diligence, a strong work ethic, and the courage to request the assistance of those better-versed in a matter, or field, where necessary.
The cultures and legal systems, morals and courtesy systems, languages, intricacies and religions of South Africa and of the nations of the world, are subjects I love to research. I enjoy reading and writing. To keep abreast with important events occurring in other countries, I find my knowledge of other languages, especially French, to be highly useful. I passed Afrikaans at a matric level. I took Zulu from grades 5 to 7. The language I am best acquainted with, is my first language of English, which I speak in everyday life.
I enjoy public speaking and debate, and believe that manners, appropriate dress for an occasion and courtesy are of very great importance. I enjoy hard work and like to throw myself entirely into solving a problem.
Law & Career
I currently work under my own name and style as an attorney and sole proprietor, at Marc Evan Aupiais Attorney.
Law firms I have worked at include: DL Wilson Attorneys in Randburg North, Desmond Barry Attorneys in Morningside, Sandton, Botha & Sutherland Attorneys in Aukland Park, Johannesburg, and Serina Govender Inc. Attorneys. I also edit and write for the SACNS, have written breaking news for a multinational service called InfosNews Breaking News, and act as a correspondent for the popular french language Les News service.
Novels I have written include
A Lesser Instinct | My first foray into the world of long form fiction.
Read it without payment - on Scribd.
I have a YouTube account, where I sometimes post videos.