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  •  Luckily Jeebus will come back before... (8+ / 0-)

    we destroy it. /s
    Thanks for the diary and links.  Don't mean to make light of this because it is unforgivable what we are doing to our spaceship Earth.  Unfortunately, there is a 30% or so population that truly believe that we aren't destroying the Earth, that's left for God to do.

    If debugging is the process of removing bugs, then programming must be the process of putting them in.

    by kharma on Mon Nov 04, 2013 at 04:52:44 AM PST

    •  I'm reading "Countdown: Our Last, Best Hope (8+ / 0-)

      for a Future on Earth?"

      In it, the author Alan Weisman describes how the Hasidim in Israel advocate having as many children as possible. He interviews a Hasidic woman who is the mother of eight and he asks her how her children will be able to adapt in an ever more crowded world and she says something like "I don't have to think about it. God created the problem, God will solve it."

      It seems 'God will save the day' is a common thread with those that cling the closest to religion. That 30% or so are breeding us out of land, the sustenance of life, and liberty.

      Link to the book:

      "We must make our choice. We may have democracy, or we may have wealth concentrated in the hands of a few, but we can't have both."

      - Louis Brandies

      by Pescadero Bill on Mon Nov 04, 2013 at 07:24:19 AM PST

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      •  And those of us who are childless by choice (5+ / 0-)

        are often derided as being selfish, anti-social, materialistic, etc. As I recall, Time magazine's recent issue on people who opt to forego children featured a photo of two young people in bathing suits lolling on the beach. Oh, and we have reality TV shows that glorify families with "19 kids and counting!" We should talk more about the issue of overpopulation - it's the root of the problem.

        If a free society cannot help the many who are poor, it cannot save the few who are rich. - President John F. Kennedy

        by laurel g 15942 on Mon Nov 04, 2013 at 09:19:47 AM PST

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