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:
What the 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.
Now 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 …
I 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
“If” is the operative word in that paragraph. The evidence seems to indicate the opposite crisis, i.e. population decline, not population explosion.