Months ago I wrote on the unintended consequences we reap for ourselves when we rebel against God and His word. As a case in point, I discussed God’s command to man to be fruitful and multiply,
in the context of what was happening in secular Europe, which had
declined to observe God’s ways. (They are more enlightened than that,
don’t you know.) Europe is undergoing population decline in numbers not
seen since the Black Death of the 14th century, because enlightened
Europeans, with their career-minded feminists, and effeminate
metro[s-x]ual men, and aren’t- gays- the- pinnacle- of- human-
evolution attitudes, can’t be bothered with the selfless hard slog of
raising children. I wrote:
Mohammedans could not do for the valor of Christendom’s defenders from
732 ad at the battle of Poitiers through the defeat of the Ottoman
Turks in World War I, Europe is doing to herself by committing generational suicide. The only demographic with a positive birth rate is the immigrants, and the majority of these are Muslim.
Mark Steyn has taken the same topic, the population decline of the
West, and written a brilliant essay on the state of the West, its
survival and suicide, and the prospect of the Islamists inheriting the
earth, rather than the meek. It is called, It’s the Demography, Stupid, and although it is long, it is a must read. Go read it, I’ll wait …
will conclude with my previous words of encouragement for all of us
underappreciated, “just” stay- at- home Moms “just” doing the Lord’s
vitally important work:
So the next time someone asks you in the grocery store, “Are all these children yours?!” in that incredulous and condescending tone, just smile.
Update: I was looking on the Seeds of Change website, an organic seed
company (I was blogging about seeds over at my homestead blog, this
side of heaven) and read this little blurb they had posted:
The U.S. population doubled during the past 60 years and is projected
to double again in the next 60 years to more than 520 million. If this
takes place, there will be insufficient land to maintain food exports
and feed the U.S. population.
– David Pimintell, Ph.D., Cornell University
is the operative word in that paragraph. The evidence seems to indicate
the opposite crisis, i.e. population decline, not population explosion.