“Do not seek revenge or bear a grudge against anyone among your people, but love your neighbor as yourself. I am the Lord.”
-Leviticus 19:18 (NIV)
I’ve been doing some thinking about the false prophets of doom. Clearly, scaring people is an effective, if manipulative, way of getting people to do what you want. What motivated this post is the ongoing legacy of the Zero Population Growth movement that began in the 1960’s. Here follows my video post on the subject.
By the way, if you want to go deeper into the statistics, the CIA World Factbook (yes, that CIA) has fertility listings by country in alphabetical and in descending fertility rate order. You can geek out here.
Also, this article by Mark Steyn is an entertaining and thought-provoking introduction to the seriousness of not having babies – and the serious consequences of importing your citizens. And Jonathan Last wrote a book titled, What to Expect When No One’s Expecting that is also worth your consideration (there are reviews and summaries online if you’re into that whole brevity thing.)
I want you to watch the video (I worked hard to bring it to you — and killed a hard drive in the process!). But if you’re pressed for time, let me summarize by saying that worldviews have consequences. We’ll talk more about this later.