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Posted: 8/23/2005 8:34:14 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/23/2005 8:34:41 PM EDT by KlubMarcus]
www.atimes.com/atimes/Front_Page/GH02Aa01.html

Infertility is killing off the secular world, a number of writers have observed, including Phillip Longman, whose 1994 book The Empty Cradle I reviewed last year. [1] In the former Soviet empire, where atheism reigned as state policy for generations, the United Nations forecasts extreme declines in population by 2050, ranging from 22% for the Russian Federation to nearly 50% for the Ukraine. Secular western Europe will lose 4% to 12% of its population, while the population of the churchgoing United States continues to grow. Is secularism at fault? The numbers do not suggest otherwise.
Oh yeah. War or Peace, we win anyway.
Link Posted: 8/23/2005 9:13:52 PM EDT
Correlation does NOT imply causality.
Link Posted: 8/24/2005 3:51:26 AM EDT

Originally Posted By FanoftheBlackRifle:
Correlation does NOT imply causality.

The article contains this note in the main body and cites supporting data. There are also references to other articles with more data as well.

There are lies, damned lies, and statistics, of course, and results of this kind should be viewed with caution. Still, this analysis passes the first cut of tests for rigor.
Link Posted: 8/24/2005 4:01:23 AM EDT
Here's a book Spengler reviewed that is related to the topic. www.atimes.com/atimes/Front_Page/FI08Aa01.html

The reader must fall back on his argument that faith, not pecuniary calculation, will motivate today's prospective parents. The reproductive power of an increasingly Christian United States will enhance the strategic position of the US over the next two generations, leaving infertile Western Europe to sink slowly into insignificance.
The people coming to the US (legal or otherwise) are Christians. Christians who are fleeing communism, socialism, tribal war, economic morass, and other societal ills come to the good 'ole USA to build a new life for themselves. Even Hindus, Muslims, Buddhists, etc... are doing better here than in the Turd World countries where they came from. Secularist liberals who worship at the altar of "gaia" will die away no matter how hard they preach at tax-payer funded schools.
Link Posted: 8/24/2005 4:43:39 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/24/2005 4:44:39 AM EDT by Dino]
lol

the main reason we are growing is our influx of Mexican-Americans, its a cultural difference not a religious difference.

We'll be a Mexican and Catholic nation in 2050

Link Posted: 8/24/2005 5:01:12 AM EDT

Originally Posted By KlubMarcus:
Here's a book Spengler reviewed that is related to the topic. www.atimes.com/atimes/Front_Page/FI08Aa01.html

The reader must fall back on his argument that faith, not pecuniary calculation, will motivate today's prospective parents. The reproductive power of an increasingly Christian United States will enhance the strategic position of the US over the next two generations, leaving infertile Western Europe to sink slowly into insignificance.
The people coming to the US (legal or otherwise) are Christians. Christians who are fleeing communism, socialism, tribal war, economic morass, and other societal ills come to the good 'ole USA to build a new life for themselves. Even Hindus, Muslims, Buddhists, etc... are doing better here than in the Turd World countries where they came from.



I think its more likely that the population growth of the US is due to other factors, not our reproductive prowess. Otherwise (and no flame intended) south america would be booming, since catholics don't believe in birth control, and for the most part, south america IS catholic.


Secularist liberals who worship at the altar of "gaia" will die away no matter how hard they preach at tax-payer funded schools.


Well damn, now I'm a liberal. And here I was thinking I was a conservative, just not a CHRISTIAN conservative. Silly me. Of course, if the conservatives in this country don't WANT my votes, I can always start voting against them
Link Posted: 8/24/2005 5:05:43 AM EDT

Originally Posted By FanoftheBlackRifle:
Well damn, now I'm a liberal. And here I was thinking I was a conservative, just not a CHRISTIAN conservative. Silly me. Of course, if the conservatives in this country don't WANT my votes, I can always start voting against them



Thats the kind of thinking that cost George I his 2nd term.
Link Posted: 8/24/2005 5:35:27 AM EDT

Originally Posted By FanoftheBlackRifle: I think its more likely that the population growth of the US is due to other factors, not our reproductive prowess. Otherwise (and no flame intended) south america would be booming, since catholics don't believe in birth control, and for the most part, south america IS catholic.
You are right, other factors allow the USA to raise children to adulthood successfully in order to have more children. Latin America doesn't have those factors so they have kids, but most will die without ever seeing their grandkids hit maturity.

Well damn, now I'm a liberal. And here I was thinking I was a conservative, just not a CHRISTIAN conservative. Silly me. Of course, if the conservatives in this country don't WANT my votes, I can always start voting against them
Go ahead, it won't matter in the long run. We control the future.
Link Posted: 8/24/2005 5:57:40 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Dino:

Originally Posted By FanoftheBlackRifle:
Well damn, now I'm a liberal. And here I was thinking I was a conservative, just not a CHRISTIAN conservative. Silly me. Of course, if the conservatives in this country don't WANT my votes, I can always start voting against them



Thats the kind of thinking that cost George I his 2nd term.



And thats a bad thing? I'm not saying that clinton was a good thing, but george I wasn't exactly a prize either.

Part of me says we need to set the term limit to 1 term for POTUS, 1 term for the senate, and one term for the house. But that's a different topic...which I'll probably start over in GD in a few seconds
Link Posted: 8/24/2005 5:59:32 AM EDT

Originally Posted By KlubMarcus:

Originally Posted By FanoftheBlackRifle: I think its more likely that the population growth of the US is due to other factors, not our reproductive prowess. Otherwise (and no flame intended) south america would be booming, since catholics don't believe in birth control, and for the most part, south america IS catholic.
You are right, other factors allow the USA to raise children to adulthood successfully in order to have more children. Latin America doesn't have those factors so they have kids, but most will die without ever seeing their grandkids hit maturity.

Well damn, now I'm a liberal. And here I was thinking I was a conservative, just not a CHRISTIAN conservative. Silly me. Of course, if the conservatives in this country don't WANT my votes, I can always start voting against them
Go ahead, it won't matter in the long run. We control the future.



Uh....sure. whatever. You keep on believing that then
Link Posted: 8/24/2005 6:46:36 AM EDT

China has a population of 1.3B and has a one child policy because they're religous??

Shok
Link Posted: 8/27/2005 11:24:07 AM EDT

Originally Posted By FanoftheBlackRifle:
Uh....sure. whatever. You keep on believing that then

You can only dismiss my point because you cannot cite any evidence to the contrary. You sure have a lot of "faith".
Link Posted: 8/27/2005 11:25:52 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/3/2005 8:59:02 AM EDT by KlubMarcus]

Originally Posted By QShok:
China has a population of 1.3B and has a one child policy because they're religous??

No, where did you get that idea from? They have a one child policy because their government believes they are so unproductive that two parents cannot support one child. I don't worry about China because as soon as war breaks out, their best and brightest will flee to the USA.
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