Thursday, 14 April 2011
When will people listen?
This information (thanks to Anglican Mainstream) confirms fears and forecasts published many years ago when the effects of contraception and abortion first began to be noticed in Canada and one or two other countries. Certain Catholic (so-called) periodicals paid no attention because of their editorial policy with regard to "Humane Vitae". Not only that, but almost every year we had to read dire warnings (again often from Catholics) about over-population. Now, at last there can be no doubt about the disastrous effects of abortion, contraception and the severe limitation of children on western civilization. Of course elderly people will have to work longer, and there is a real danger of euthanasia - even "enforced" euthanasia - because of the inability of societies to provide care and medical help for the elderly infirm. Once a society begins to see children as a means of "personal fulfillment", a fashion accessory, a nuisance, or something you can happily leave aside until you feel like having one, things begin to crumble. Selfishness has consequences and we are not very far from experiencing some of these, especially the inevitable collapse of western materialism.