Are you morally obliged to have children?Watch
You have the right to live life as you wish; it is, after all, your life. The opinions of others should have no bearing on the decisions you make for yourself.
Me and my wife will be raising sons galore, each built 6 foot 4; each one stuffed with every Ashton gene
You do not have any obligation to have children and I am skeptical when people bring morals into anything,since morals change over time and different people have different ideas of what is moral and what is not immoral.
Moral duty towards ancestors ?You have no duty towards your ancestors and I am pretty sure your ancestors would have done things and had views you would find morally abhorrent.
Certainly not, and especially not when you consider the issue of overpopulation, as mentioned above.
Obviously,if you live somewhere like Japan,this is not an issue.
Plus the real issue is not necessarily the number of people but the fact that people the world over are consuming resources at a rate like we do in the West.
So am I insulting their efforts if I just nihilistically decide to not also pass along my genes, genes that have been protected like a precious asset for millions of years and against staggering odds survived in me?
I guess even further to that do I have a duty to the society that's protected me to populate it as a man of relatively good health and at the very least, of character that isn't especially questionable?
I'm a big believer in self-determination, so I going to say yes that it is a moral act for good people to have children, but that it's not a moral obligation. Kinda like being an organ donor.