Religion and Population Control

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    Religion and Population Control

    What Religions Say About Birth Control

    I am interested in opinions regarding church and population. I am one of those seriously concerned about the size and growth of the global population and how it impacts our stewardship of the planet that was gifted to us. Thus I have been researching articles.
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    Can a mod correct my typo in the thread title? Sorry!

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    Population growth worldwide has been slowing over the last 6 or 7 years.

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    By the time it would ever become an issue, I'll be dead and gone. My kids will be dead and gone. My kids kids will be dead and gone.

    All that to say, I have zero concerns or cares about population control.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jumper_Dad View Post
    Population growth worldwide has been slowing over the last 6 or 7 years.
    Maybe percentage, but not absolute.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UKMustangFan View Post
    By the time it would ever become an issue, I'll be dead and gone. My kids will be dead and gone. My kids kids will be dead and gone.

    All that to say, I have zero concerns or cares about population control.
    Wow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by doomer View Post
    Maybe percentage, but not absolute.
    Not sure what you mean.

    Growth has slowed over the past several years. Population is growing at around 80 million or so per year now, which is less than a decade ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by doomer View Post
    Wow.
    Look life is way too short to worry about trivial things. There's real, serious, pressing issues facing our planet and world that have immediate ramifications to worry about something that isn't going to become an issue for hundreds of years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jumper_Dad View Post
    Not sure what you mean.

    Growth has slowed over the past several years. Population is growing at around 80 million or so per year now, which is less than a decade ago.
    However, life expectancy is increasing while "fertility" (children per mother)is declining which is the good news. Regardless....projections are for 10 billion+ in only a few years. I believe many of the issues we have are the result of claiming resources to support population growth, thus deforestation, unhealthy GMO food supplies, soil fertility degradation, increases in sicknesses and mental health issues...possible dietary related, reduction in pollinators, extinctions, global hunger, and on and on which are magnified by uncontrolled growth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UKMustangFan View Post
    Look life is way too short to worry about trivial things. There's real, serious, pressing issues facing our planet and world that have immediate ramifications to worry about something that isn't going to become an issue for hundreds of years.
    I agree there are many pressing issues, and I believe population is one of them. It is not a quick fix either, and when it hits us in the face, it will be too late.

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    Quote Originally Posted by doomer View Post
    I agree there are many pressing issues, and I believe population is one of them. It is not a quick fix either, and when it hits us in the face, it will be too late.
    And when it happens none of us will be here. I'm not wasting time worrying about something that isn't going to have any impact on my family or I for multiple more generations.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UKMustangFan View Post
    And when it happens none of us will be here. I'm not wasting time worrying about something that isn't going to have any impact on my family or I for multiple more generations.
    We each are entitled to our opinions, of course. I just think it is already impacting life as we know it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by doomer View Post
    We each are entitled to our opinions, of course. I just think it is already impacting life as we know it.
    How so?

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    Quote Originally Posted by doomer View Post
    However, life expectancy is increasing while "fertility" (children per mother)is declining which is the good news. Regardless....projections are for 10 billion+ in only a few years. I believe many of the issues we have are the result of claiming resources to support population growth, thus deforestation, unhealthy GMO food supplies, soil fertility degradation, increases in sicknesses and mental health issues...possible dietary related, reduction in pollinators, extinctions, global hunger, and on and on which are magnified by uncontrolled growth.
    I understand the bolded, I was asking about this statement that you made..."Maybe percentage, but not absolute."

    Population growth is slowing, there is no debate. Will it continue to slow, who knows?

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    The Catholic view of Population Control stated in post 1 is very simplistic. This is a very difficult topic with a lot of angles. Even in the Catholic Church, there is a lot of debate on this.

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