posted on Jul, 19 2008 @ 08:24 AM
I am not under the impression that most relegions preach that we should breed as much as possible. As mentioned, relegion generally teach abstinence.
Many churches and relegious groups do press the importance of procreation, but I would hardly hold relegion responsible for overpopulation. Certain
fundamentalist ideas and ideals with roots in relegion can be said to be contributing to it, but in the end it's up to each couple to take population
into consideration when reproducing. It's all about not being stupid and egoistic. I do not take cults and totally fanatical groups into
consideration here, to cut relegion as a whole some slack. I like to believe most of them are non-representative of their respective relegions.
The general message I agree with. The Earth can not substain the current human population, and I personally support population control. This should be
done in the least authoritarian way possible though. Forced sterilization is a frightening concept, so it pleases me to see that none has yet to
speak of that as a viable solution. Reproduction should not be a right in my opinion, but as far as I know, it is in many nations, and I am of the
opinion that people should be allowed to reproduce if they want to. It may be smart to implement restrictions though. A one-child policy with forced
adoption if you want more children is a perfectly viable solution in my opinion. Forced adoption from the start would be the most ethical, but to
enforce such a radical policy would be far too authoritarian. It's not only about ethics and logic. We have to take into consideration the worth of
bringing a child to life and raising it as well. Procreation is instinctivly important for most human beings, and it can bring new meaning and
happiness to a human's life.