i parented myself just fine. i've done a pretty good job of parenting my father too, considering the condition he was in when i started.
in what universe is it bad parenting to teach self-discipline?
so you're saying you're having children in moderation? you're going to be reasonable about it and only have a fifth of a child?
there's no moderation here. we have a population crisis. having one child contributes to the population crisis. not raising the children who are already here to bi intelligent and not have children themselves contributes to the population crisis. this issue IS black and white, it's on a one dimensional plane with "more people= destruction" on one end and "less people = survival" on the other. there are no subtleties to this issue.
you just can't think outside the scope of one person's life, can you?
we need at least 5 billion people to stop reproducing NOW. if the people who are educated and aware of the problem and don't believe that jesus is going to save us in a few years anyway are not willing to get the ball rolling on this, who the hell will?
oh, yes, we could sustain forty billion people. they'd all have the standards of living of central africa, but it could be done. if you want everyone to have the standards of living of the united states, 2 billion would be pushing it.
it astonishes me that you're going with the "only a theory" argument.
OK I've been busy moving house and only just got internet back on.... albeit a dodgy connection... on a dodgy computer that i can't work the keyboard... but anyhow....
So have you all worked out the problems of the world now and made up again?