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05-01-2007, 02:42 PM
05-01-2007, 03:21 PM
Again I think they have taken the biblical scripture out of context when it says to be fruitful and multiply. (refer to article on fundamentalism,above)At a time when there may have been a problem with a low population or there was a need to keep their kind (The hebrews at the time)from going extinct ,perhaps because of many dying in battles with other nations,famines and other factors, it was realistic to multiply their own kind. But now we live in a world that is basically overpopulated, where there is mass poverty in many nations and our resources are being taxed to the limit, Overpopulation is very much a threat to humankind. I've read we can barely sustain the population as it is.
In the past, when I heard the argument that God meant us to be fruitful and multiply,I'd reply , yes but God didn't necessarily mean to go to the extreme and be idiotic about it, besides I would reply," how many married people who are having children, do you need to be happy anyway?" 6 billion people are now on the planet.
Another one I heard is if we allow homosexuality , the human race will go extinct and people will stop marrying and having children. And has this even happened by the way? Homosexuality has been around since the beginning of time and thus far I've yet to see that it has stopped people from marrying or having children. 6 BILLION PEOPLE SHOULD ATTEST TO THAT.
I wonder what will happen when the earth is no longer able to sustain the population and we have to compete for resources such as food ?Or even begin to fight over such resources?
05-01-2007, 03:40 PM
Even if everyone were married and had children and fit into their mold, how would that solve problems like poverty, unemployment,the dwindling of the earth's resources, pollution, illness and disease,suffering,injustice, the threat of nuclear war and the myriad of other problems we have on this planet?
05-01-2007, 03:58 PM
05-03-2007, 10:28 PM
Excellent articles, thanks for posting.
I wonder if some of our conservative visitors could offer a carefully reasoned rebuttal to the points of these authors?
05-08-2007, 02:19 PM
Thanks for sharing the link. I'd recommend Keith Ward's recent books, in particular What The Bible Really Teaches. There is a review of that and of his more recent book on my blog:
05-08-2007, 03:31 PM
Totally off-topic - hey! I'm a Butler alum! B.A. Music Theory and Composition, 1993.
Go Dawgs! :p
05-14-2007, 07:35 AM
Great to hear from a Butler alum! I am a relative newcomer - I've only been teaching at Butler for 5 years.
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