Debunking the Myth of Overpopulation

Debunking the Myth of Overpopulation


Anne Roback Morse and Steven W. Mosher posted a terrific (readable for the average person) article on the Population Research Institute website about three reasons the overpopulation myth is bunk.

You need to check it out.  Why, you ask?  Because the “myth of overpopulation” is the under’lying’ idea which drives, or is used as justification, for all sorts of atrocities such as abortion, euthanasia, radical and intrusive climate policies, child limits and sterilization policies.

So why does The FAMiLY LEADER care?  For several good reasons:

1.  Bad policies have a direct impact on the lives of people.

Believing a lie is bad enough.  But when people with the authority of the government start acting on those lies, it can have terrible consequences.  Euthanasia and abortion kills life, environmental policies can make energy and transportation expensive for struggling families, just to name a few.

2. It is an fascinating study of God’s provision.

Doomsayers have been decrying for generations we will overrun our resources.  However, God provides brilliant minds who figure out how to produce more using fewer resources.  Now we are producing more than we ever have, with essentially the same resources!  It’s great how God provides using people!

3. God told us to be fruitful and multiply.

God made man for the purpose of fellowship and relationship with Him.  And He designed the earth as a place for us.  We should use it and respect it as responsible stewards, but also realize it was made for us, and God wants to fellowship with people!

4. Good science backs up the Word of God.

As our CEO, Bob Vander Plaats often says, God designed it, Nature reveals it, and science will always back it up.  Good science, that is.  A proper perspective, like this article, will take scientific data, look at it objectively and interpret the data correctly.  And it will be consistent with the way God designed it all.


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