- Re: Denver Post "Division between church, Catholics
on abortion" Bermingham/11/19/08
- Denver Post "Abortion schism spreads" DP 11/16/08
- What the heck, let's open up a can of worms! Let the
cat out of the bag! Let's jump on the pile! Let's cause the Pope an Excedrin
headache the size of a pumpkin throbbing around his temples. Let's invite
him to address overpopulation in the world. He addresses environmental
destruction on the worldwide scale, but he promotes unlimited births while
decrying abortion. He stands against birth control, which results in millions
of children that cannot be fed, water, housed or given any chance of a
reasonable existence. In other words, the Pope promulgates starvation,
disease, misery and human suffering on a global scale.
- Yet, enlightened Catholics in the United States and worldwide
practice birth control and abortion. Catholics in the U.S. practice birth
control better than the Protestants. Catholic women birth 1.9 babies on
- Yet, the Pope, Cardinals, Bishops and priests walk about
in their 'holy' robes as if life continues in the 1st century. It
does not! The human race cannot continue to go forth, multiply and take
dominion over the earth. Why? Simple: we're killing the earth with too
many humans! We overload the planet's ability to feed, water and sustain
- Why can't the Pope get that into his understanding?
Why can't he add 2+2=4? Why continue doctrines clearly out of step with
reality in the 21st century. Why promote 5,6,7, 8, 9 and more kids
when more than 10 million children under the age of 12 die of starvation
or starvation related diseases around the planet annually? (Source: World
Health Organization) Do the Pope's doctrines on prohibiting birth control
and then prohibiting pro-choice make any sense? How about nonsense!
- If he cannot or will not make sense, let's listen to
people that espouse common sense and realistic action.
- John Bermingham, founder of Colorado Population Coalition,
responded to the abortion debate from a Denver Post article, "Division
between church, Catholics on abortion" 11/19/08
- Bermingham said, "That there is a schism among Catholics
is not a surprise, but is this a private brawl or can anyone get into it?
At the global level, the figures released this past October by the Alan
Guttmacher Institute show one in every five pregnancies worldwide is aborted,
for a global total of 43 million abortions annually. The frequency is roughly
the same in both developed and developing nations.
- "Compare 40 million abortions with figures for 2005
from the United Nations Population Division: 136 million births and 58
million deaths, meaning an annual increase of 78 million - roughly 1.2
percent. If there were no abortions, however, the figures would be 176
million births and 58 million deaths, meaning an increase of 138 million
- roughly 2 percent.
- "By 2050, the world population is likely to have
jumped from 6.7 billion today to 9.3 billion and still growing, yet today's
humans are throwing our waste into the oceans and skies faster than nature
can absorb them, consuming key natural resources faster than substitutes
can be found, and eating up the world's forests, fisheries and soils faster
than nature can restore them.
- It's not abortion that's a sin - it's the lack of contraception.
Wake up, Pope Benedict. Malthus is hovering above you and coming closer
- Bermingham states the obvious results of lack of birth
control and archaic thinking by religious leaders. The Catholic Church's
leaders follow in the footsteps of other ancient and out of touch religions
like Islam, Hindu, Buddha and others that promote unlimited birth rates.
- Come on folks! Humanity faces a devil of a ride if we
continue on our current hyper-population growth path to add 3.1 billion
by mid century to bring the cascading onslaught of humanity to 9.3 billion
people. Our planet home cannot and will not tolerate such abuse!
- "Democracy cannot survive overpopulation. Human
dignity cannot survive it. Convenience and decency cannot survive it. As
you put more and more people into the world, the value of life not only
declines, it disappears. It doesn't matter if someone dies. The more people
there are, the less one individual matters."
- -- Isaac Asimov
- To take action:
- www.numbersusa.com ;
- www.thesocialcontract.com ;
- www.fairus.org ;
- www.vdare.com ;
- www.patriotunion.org ;
- www.alipac.us ;
- www.firecoalition.com ;
- www.cairco.org ;
- www.limitstogrowth.com ;