British news agencies tell of a recent report from the environmentalist organization Optimum Population Trust which suggests that having too many children is bad for the planet. That’s right, I’m not joking. You’re kids are harming the ozone!
The report suggests that “The most effective personal climate change strategy is limiting the number of children one has. The most effective national and global climate change strategy is limiting the size of the population. Population limitation should therefore be seen as the most cost-effective carbon offsetting strategy available to individuals and nations.”
John Guillebaud, co-chairman of OPT and emeritus professor of family planning at University College London, said: "The effect on the planet of having one child less is an order of magnitude greater than all these other things we might do, such as switching off lights. . . The greatest thing anyone in Britain could do to help the future of the planet would be to have one less child." Professor Guillebaud says that, as a general guideline, couples should produce no more than two offspring.
The report concludes that “having large families should be frowned upon as an environmental misdemeanour in the same way as frequent long-haul flights, driving a big car and failing to reuse plastic bags.”
As an added vulgarity, the OPT website cites the supposed “cost” of each individual child over a lifetime, and then adds: “A 35-pence condom, which could avert that £30,000 cost from a single use, thus represents a ‘spectacular’ potential return on investment – around nine million per cent.”
This is just the further extension of the environmentalist claim that humans are mere parasites on the planet, a message related even in so-called “family films” like the recent Happy Feet.
Of course, this all flies in the face of the biblical command given by God that man should be fruitful and multiply.
So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them. And God blessed them. And God said to them, "Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth and subdue it and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over every living thing that moves on the earth." Gen 1:27-28 (ESV)
And God blessed Noah and his sons and said to them, "Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth. Genesis 9:1 (ESV)
Behold, children are a heritage from the LORD, the fruit of the womb a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are the children of one's youth. Blessed is the man who fills his quiver with them! Psalm 127:3-5 (ESV)
Here’s a suggestion. Good Christian people of the world, be fruitful and multiply. Have as many of those blessings as God will allow. Bring them up in the fear and admonition of the Lord so they will be Christ honoring people.
And for the liberal environmentalist children haters, go ahead and listen to the OPT lies. In a generation we’ll out-number you!