What can we do about it? - reply

Neal Evenhuis neale at BISHOP.BISHOP.HAWAII.ORG
Wed Mar 29 09:06:26 CST 1995

On Wed, 29 Mar 1995, Art Souther wrote:

> Obviously population growth is a serious and increasing problem and
> stabilization is absolutely critical.  But even at current
> populations, if every person were to live at U.S. standards of
> consumption, we would have nothing left very soon.  Until we clean up
> our own house we will have little credibility elsewhere.

I may have deleted it in my "delete" frenzy the last few days with bounced
messages and such, but . . .

Has anyone out there brought up the "religion" aspect to overpopulation?
You know, the "be fruitful and multiply" thing that some churches have
thought was a really neat thing to do to beef up their numbers and get a
little more moola in the churches coffers, only to have it gotten slightly
out of hand in some countries who are now desperately trying to find ways
to feed all those starving (albeit blessed I'm sure) little babies.

Maybe education ought to start in the churches, which presumably provides
morals to certain members of society (many of them politicians--I see them
going to church all the time--good for the vote, you know). Then, if those
politicians are listening in church to this overpopulation message,
perhaps they will act (maybe even out of guilt). Or am I just naive to all
this political stuff (heh, heh. . . ).

Neal L. Evenhuis

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