Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Birth Control is Seen as Answer to Climate Change and Poverty

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Birth Control is Seen as Answer to Climate Change and Poverty

The Global Warming Summit, aka, Climate Change, since we have entered a cooling trend on the earth's surface, actually produced a significant carbon footprint in New York City last week as a result of the elite's convoy of vehicles. For example, our own President needed 20 to 30 cars to get him to the meeting.

However, some of the ideas and conclusions that came from the meeting may be more damaging than the carbon they produced.

The British Medical Journal editors say, "There is now an emerging debate and interest about the links between population dynamics, sexual and reproductive health and rights and climate change."

"Reproductive health and rights" often refer to birth control and most often abortion on demand.

Our President, who has so far not missed a single crises as an opportunity to expand government control, redistribute wealth and throw trillions of dollars at a few institutions, creating more national debt than all presidents combined, from George Washington to George W. Bush, said yesterday that he is "determined" to do more to address this problem. Indeed he will. But what will he do? Considering some of the Czars he has surrounded himself with, it is troublesome.

He said if we fail to act, which presumably means pass his climate bill, we will create an "irreversible catastrophe".

Should people of faith be concerned about this process, or should we sit on our Bibles and declare that Christians should not be involved in such unseemly discussions? There are many who hope for our silence.

This population "crises" is not a new population crises.

It was first articulated by a British mathematician, Thomas Malthus, who in 1798 predicted that if population grew, mathematically we would experience a dooms-day type famine. He had not foreseen mechanized farming with its dramatic growth in food production. He underestimated human ingenuity.

This is also not the first time lifestyle issues have been attached to global warming. We've been told we must stop eating meat, so we can reduce the number of animals, so we can preserve natural resources, that we must use less water--take fewer showers and even recently in a video for kids, we've been told that we should only flush when we have gone #2, not when we have only gone #1. True.

But this is different. And this time birth control is getting a lot of attention. Too much attention.

China, with its "one child" policy is being seen by activist researchers as a viable model for the future. It is seen to demonstrate how fewer children improve the economy and leads to greater personal prosperity. While this theory is as flawed as Malthus's, it is concerning because they are looking into the gray areas of morality created by relativism, for answers. Present human need trumps morality and life. It sounds good to some pragmatists, but in the end will create a greater "catastrophe".

The British report says that for each $7 spent on family planning (birth control and abortion), one ton of carbon dioxide emissions will be eliminated.

If people of faith are not involved in this process, who will speak on behalf of biblical truth, life and morality?

Having been a pastor nearly all of my adult life, I find the argument that people of faith should stay out of "politics" hollow, misinformed and concerning.

If not us, who then should speak?

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3 comments:

  1. climate change and over population is just a bunch of hooey! Always has been!

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  2. Well it is certainly a good idea for Christians to stop overpopulating the planet... that is if you are a Muslim!! While the Christians from developed countries are told to stop making babies, the nation of Islam grows at an uncontrolled pace. With world domination in their sights, any dumb excuse to pressure Christians or non-Muslims into reducing their family sizes only serves to help the nation of Islam.

    Obviously this is the real reason for the foolish propaganda!

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    Chuck Colson and James Dobson have signed it. So have thousands of pastors, theologians, senators, congressman, and others - with the goal of getting ONE MILLION Christians on board.

    I get it. I hope you'll get it too!

    P.S. There's a great 3 minute video on the site that I know you'll enjoy.

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