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I have worn many labels (Not in any particular order): Catholic, Wife, Mom,Gramma, Doctor, Major, Soccer Mom, Military Wife, Professor, Fellow.

All of these filter my views of the world. I hope that like St. Monica, I can through prayer, words and example, lead my children and others to Faith.
"The important thing is that we do not let a single day go by in vain without putting it to good use for eternity"--Blessed Franz Jägerstätter

Monday, February 09, 2009

Contraceptive Mentality taken to the Extreme

From the online version of Psychology Today:

So here’s my answer: Personal responsibility. A grassroots movement means we mean it. It means people having children in year six would feel shame and embarrassment at their unbelievable selfishness.

And yeah, if you are having children right now you are being selfish. You’re stealing. Stealing from the future. Stealing from the rest of humanity. Stealing from every living thing on the earth right now.

The current planetary die off rate—meaning the rate at which species are going extinct—is a 1000 times greater than ever before in history. Why? Because humans—one species among millions—have stolen the food, the water, the space.

And every time we bring more life into this world we’re increasing that theft exponentially.

He actually sounds like an egalitarian version of Nancy Pelosi. He wants everyone to stop having children. Speaker Pelosi just wants the poor to stop having children.

Pope John Paul II warned against this attitude in 1981 when he wrote familiaris consortio.

h/t Jay Anderson

1 comment:

Rosemary Bogdan said...

People without a rudder (a relationship with God and a knowledge of the truth) can get so confused. The pervasive disrespect for human life these days is chilling.