Abortion Effect: U.S. Seeing Slowest Population Growth Since 1930
After almost 40 years of legalized abortions throughout the United States â€” and longer in states that okayed abortions pre-Roe â€” the U.S. population has been decimated to the point that the nation is seeing the lowest population growth since the 1930s.
Abortion has destroyed not only one generation of Americans but a second as well â€” people who should be boosting the fertility rate in their childbearing years now who were victims of abortions in the 1970s and 1980s. In total, more than 55 million Americans are been victimized by abortions and millions more were never born because their parents were aborted....
Now if ushers are given the permission to spank any unruly child on the spot I could agree with you on as teaching them to discipline themselves, of course they still won't get anything from the sermon, but still they would get something from the discipline. I'm glad I never attended church service as a child in the Methodist church, not only horribly boring & incorrect teaching, but many of my Sunday School teachers had a better grip on what a Christian is. Now many fundamental pastors also do that, and could do a very good job teaching kids, while boring their parents
Throwing money at some people, some of the time may very well help, but changes have to come to these people themselves. Even good healthcare programs that England started out with, which help to provide midwives, have deteriorated. While we should do our best with the financial resources we have, we are not going to cure every problem with secular means, even England and Australia with tighter gun laws still have murders, even usually not as many, except when you consider the Muhammadans.
The church wants more babies to be born, more people, more of everything.
Have they ever thought about quality instead? How about better care for the babies? Can these babies grow up to be better citizens than be pot-babies? Can the mothers (and fathers) support them?
The reason for the recent drop in "baby making" is that the originally gullible people, who have been shackled by the church have broken free and are trying to lead better lives (than be slaves of the church).
the church should probably look into mending its disgusting affairs like meddling with AIDS vaccines availability, pedofiles inside the church and its opposition to homo-sexual(s), opposition to minorities, opposition to science and technology etc, before poking its nose elsewhere.
Jim Lincoln wrote: No, all what happens is that children get bored when the sermons are so much above their head,
Corinthians 13 11 When I was a child, I used to speak as a child, think as a child, reason as a child; when I became a man,"
i still speak as a child, think as a child, reason as a child? Because nobody ever taught me to be a man.
Our pastor preaches verse by verse through the Bible. (And does a great job) The same thing that all of us should be doing with our children at home. Right now we are walking through 1 Corinthians. I believe that there is a lot that children should learn from this book. I would say that it is a loving thing to teach them to sit and listen to the teaching of the Word and to spend more time interacting with adults than their peers. Especially the Godly men and women in our Church. I believe that segregation of the congregation is very damaging and integration of the ages is constructive. The young learn wisdom and patience from the elderly and the elderly get life and energy from the young. It is beautiful.
No, all what happens is that children get bored when the sermons are so much above their head,
Corinthians 13 11 When I was a child, I used to speak as a child, think as a child, reason as a child; when I became a man, I did away with childish things. 12 For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face; now I know in part, but then I shall know fully just as I also have been fully known. 13 But now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love.---NASB
Perhaps the only thing the child could learn, is to learn how to behave properly in public --admittedly a very good thing-- but if that makes him hate going to church that really isn't displaying love is it?
There should be classes that are geared for children, or it is falling down on its duty to children. But then, I have pointed this out to Neil before.
Neil wrote: One could as easily blame the Internet. Quibble: decimation literally means taking one out of every ten. It was a Roman legionary punishment for unit cowardice. I've encountered Christians who didn't particularly like their children. At one church, for almost every fellowship group social gathering, children were not invited & babysitting was expected. Very puzzling.
We finally found a Church/Group of Christians who encourage children's involvement. Rare and refreshing.
Not really, Neil, it could be factored in of course, but T.V. has been around a much longer than the Internet, and population decline coincides (notice, I didn't say cause ) Actually the Republicans are the fault of the low birth rate, since "Baby Face" Bush and cohorts wrecked the economy, --Ok-- I'll add Wild Billy Clinton to the list, but it shown that low birth rates occur in developed countries when the economy is bad Birth Rate Plunges, Projected To Reach Lowest Lowest Level In Decades -- you can either have a kid or a new t.v., a new t.v. usually wins out.
Hmm, might be interesting, Neil, if we can also have group-discipline of children, when their parents don't apply it. Of course when church has visitors, that also wouldn't be possible.
Jim Lincoln wrote: Probably blame the prevalence of television. It's not abortion but the lack of bedtime entertainment, that is cutting down the growth rate. Also more women in the workforce, instead of following their natural calling, q.v., Instructions to Wives, Mothers and Their Husbands. So, no, the article is not quite on target with this topic.
You may be correct that television/entertainment has had an effect. However, not in the way that you mean it. Culture has not stopped "knowing each other" and it probably has increased since people are working less and looking for more entertainment instead of concentrating on work and family. The entertainment that they get on television is bloated with perversion and encourages promiscuity and sexual activity. However, they are not unified in biblical marriage and see God's blessings as "fun squashers" and utilized abortion, whether it is with a vacuum or a pill, to eliminate the "inconvenience." Whether they are claiming Christianity or humanism, the majority of the population is embracing the rot that the tube/flat screen is spewing.
Quibble: decimation literally means taking one out of every ten. It was a Roman legionary punishment for unit cowardice.
I've encountered Christians who didn't particularly like their children. At one church, for almost every fellowship group social gathering, children were not invited & babysitting was expected. Very puzzling.
Probably blame the prevalence of television. It's not abortion but the lack of bedtime entertainment, that is cutting down the growth rate. Also more women in the workforce, instead of following their natural calling, q.v., Instructions to Wives, Mothers and Their Husbands.
So, no, the article is not quite on target with this topic.
yep, all those grown children would now be taking care of their elderly parents. instead austerity will be their caretaker and rations will be their medicine. and we will feed darwin and his cousin eugenics because we have learned to love babylon. when religions such as mus rule the day, we will blame their god. surely babylon does not disappoint.