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  • Headed for Extinction

    10/28/2013 8:00:04 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 23 replies
    Breakpoint ^ | 10-28-13 | Eric Metaxas
    Long-time BreakPoint listeners know about Japan’s catastrophically-low birthrates: by 2060, Japan’s population is projected to fall by a third, the same percentage killed by the Black Death in 14th-century Europe. Japan’s demographic decline has spawned some creepy adaptations, such as lifelike talking dolls for elderly Japanese without grandchildren, or the borrowing of other people’s grandchildren for a day. Attempts to encourage child-bearing through economic incentives have failed, as they have in other countries with low birth-rates. Younger Japanese aren’t interested in reproducing themselves. And now, according to a recent article in the UK’s Guardian, they’re increasingly uninterested in sex, as...
  • For the ‘anti-humanist’ group Church of Euthanasia, abortion is a sacrament

    10/02/2013 4:20:44 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 9 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 10-2-13 | Kristen Walker Hatten
    I first learned of the Church of Euthanasia in high school, when a friend of mine gave me one of their bumper stickers. It was years later, when the Internet became a part of our lives, that I finally looked them up. I’m telling you about them today because this pro-death cult is the logical end result of our death-obsessed culture. The “church’s” origin story is both ridiculous and disturbing: The Church of Euthanasia was inspired by a dream, in which Rev. Chris Korda confronted an alien intelligence known as The Being who speaks for the inhabitants of Earth in...
  • The new sexual predators

    10/18/2012 4:14:34 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 47 replies
    Life Site News ^ | October 17, 2012 | Thaddeus Baklinski
    Value depends on scarcity. In the world of human reproduction, the most valuable entity is the fertile female—specifically, her eggs and womb. The fierce politics surrounding female fecundity and women’s reproductive rights rests not only on a woman’s ability to create new life, but also on the incredible amount of commitment and risk involved when her eggs and womb are accessed for procreation. Since women are fertile for a shorter period than men, since gestation takes 40 long weeks, and since labor and delivery pose life-threatening risks, young women will always face disproportionately high demands for access to their bodies....
  • Law professor says flawed view of sex threatens religious freedom

    05/18/2012 1:51:23 PM PDT · by NYer · 10 replies
    cna ^ | May 18, 2012 | Michelle Bauman
    Helen M. Alvare, law professor at George Mason University. Washington D.C., May 18, 2012 / 04:09 am (CNA).- A law professor at George Mason University believes that current threats to religious freedom are intrinsically connected to the modern understanding that “sexual freedom is about shaping yourself.” Helen Alvaré, who has formerly worked with the U.S. bishops' pro-life office, spoke on May 10 at the Catholic Information Center in Washington, D.C. She observed that many modern threats to religious freedom “are coming by way of a newly strong government position on human sexuality.”This view holds that sex is unrelated to...
  • Essays for Lent: Contraception

    04/02/2012 8:51:36 PM PDT · by Salvation · 12 replies
    StayCatholic.com ^ | 2005 | Sebastian R. Fama
     Contraceptionby Sebastian R. FamaDiscussions on subjects such as the Trinity or the Eucharist can usually be kept on the intellectual level. But when it comes to a subject like contraception a person’s position may be influenced by forces beyond mere intellect. That’s because what people believe on this issue can have a profound impact on their lives. Consequently, people aren’t always willing to consider the arguments against contraception.Up until 1930, all Christian bodies taught that contraception was illicit. At that time the Anglican Church decided that it was permissible for "grave reasons in a marriage." It wasn’t long before "grave...
  • An Open Letter to Rick Santorum (Vanity)

    02/18/2012 7:27:44 AM PST · by no dems · 172 replies
    February 18, 2012 | no dems
    An Open Letter to Rick Santorum: Dear Senator: As a strong, common-sense Conservative, I have a favor to ask of you. Could you please consider not answering, off the cuff, every question thrown at you? Would you please engage your brain before putting your mouth in gear? I’m beginning to see now, how, as an incumbent, you lost your Senate seat by 18 pecentage points to the brain-dead Bob Casey. Women vote Senator; and, they vote in large numbers. Now, please consider this common-sense observation from a Conservative male: Women have been in combat for years now. Women have used...
  • Children of the Reformation: A Short & Surprising History of Protestantism & Contraception

    11/13/2011 12:39:39 PM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 42 replies
    Free Dominion / Pincipled Conservative ^ | May 2007 | Allan Carlson
    It is a reckless analyst who risks reopening sixteenth-century disputes between Roman Catholics and the Protestant Reformers. I do so in the interest of a greater good, but my purpose is not to say who was right or who was wrong. I would simply like to explore why the Protestant churches maintained unity with the Catholic Church on the contraception question for four centuries, only to abandon this unity during the first half of the twentieth century. I write as a historian, not an advocate. (I am a “cradle Lutheran.”) Orders & Disorders To understand the change in Protestant thought...
  • Defeating the West Via the Womb - the Islamic Invasion (Scary Video)

    09/24/2011 12:47:56 PM PDT · by OneVike · 14 replies
    The Abraham Factor ^ | 9/24/11 | Chuck Ness
    While the citizens of Western civilizations have been preoccupied with their own selfish interests, those of the Islamic world have been busy populating a world their children and grandchildren will control. In America, Canada, and Europe, the citizens have been limiting the number of children in their families. Personally, I believe the reasons they chose to limit the number of their offspring are purely selfish. Women want to have a career, and that is difficult to do if they are having children every 2 or 3 years. As for the men, they have bought into the idea that they...
  • Sex Sermonist's Heroes: Pope John Paul II and Hugh Hefner

    05/08/2009 9:20:00 PM PDT · by Coleus · 3 replies · 530+ views
    abc ^ | 05.07.09 | DAVID WRIGHT and ELY BROWN
    Sex Sermonist's Heroes: Pope John Paul II and Hugh Hefner Devout Catholic Christopher West Lays Out Unexpected Vision of What Sex Can Mean for Christians Christopher West is not your average sex therapist. He's a devout Catholic who believes one of the most important ways we can get closer to God is through great sex.   "As Christians, we are desperately in need of a renewed vision of our sexuality," West has sermonized. "The union of man and woman itself is meant to be here on planet Earth an image, a foretaste, a little glimmer of the eternal ecstasy that...
  • In Quiverfull Movement, Birth Control Is Shunned

    04/28/2009 12:58:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 68 replies · 2,174+ views
    National Public Radio ^ | March 25, 2009 | Barbara Bradley Hagerty
    Among some conservative Christians, a movement is giving new meaning to the biblical mandate to "be fruitful and multiply." The movement, called Quiverfull, is based on Psalm 127, which says, "Like arrows in the hands of a warrior are sons born in one's youth. Blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them." Those in the Quiverfull movement shun birth control, believing that God will give them the right number of children. It turns out, that's a lot of kids. 'We Actually Didn't Want Children' While cooking a typical predawn breakfast in the Swanson household in Shelby, Mich., 10-year-old...
  • Maryland's Highest Court Upholds State Law Favoring Traditional Marriage

    09/22/2007 8:31:38 PM PDT · by monomaniac · 7 replies · 216+ views
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | September 18, 2007
    Maryland's Highest Court Upholds State Law Favoring Traditional Marriage ANNAPOLIS, September 18, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Today, the Maryland Court of Appeals, in a 4-3 decision, upheld the state's marriage law, which says "only a marriage between a man and a woman is valid in this state." In January 2006 the circuit court for Baltimore City struck down the marriage law (Family Law Article 2-201) as discriminatory on the basis of sex, in violation of the Maryland Declaration of Rights, in the case of Conaway v. Deane. Maryland's highest court reversed the circuit court, ruling today that the marriage law did...
  • Canada ponders polygamy

    09/02/2007 8:35:58 PM PDT · by monomaniac · 88 replies · 1,472+ views
    MercatorNet.com ^ | Monday, 20 August 2007 | Margaret Somerville
    Margaret Somerville | Monday, 20 August 2007 Canada ponders polygamy Now that same-sex marriage has been legalised, it seems inconsistent to prosecute Canada's polygamists. Currently, in Canada, polygamy is in the news. The Canadian Criminal Code prohibits polygamy, but it is being practiced in some communities and the question is whether the people involved should be prosecuted. Recently, the Globe and Mail, one of Canada’s nationally distributed newspapers, published an editorial entitled "No to polygamy". It’s relevant that the Globe was a major voice in support of same-sex marriage in the public debate that culminated in its legal recognition in...
  • The Biggest Story Of Our Time: Self Extinction (Mark Steyn: Its The Demography, Stupid Alert)

    12/24/2006 4:11:13 AM PST · by goldstategop · 115 replies · 3,656+ views
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | 12/24/2006 | Mark Steyn
    Suppose for a moment that the birth in Bethlehem that Christians celebrate this week never happened --that it is, as the secularists would have it, mere mumbo jumbo, superstition, a myth. In other words, consider it not as an event but as a narrative. You want to launch a big new global movement from scratch. So what do you use? The birth of a child. If Christianity is just a myth, then it is, so to speak, an immaculately conceived one. On the one hand, what could be more powerless than a newborn babe? On the other, without a newborn...
  • Abortion rights groups say battle being lost

    01/29/2006 4:47:23 PM PST · by mlc9852 · 56 replies · 1,107+ views
    Yahoo!News ^ | January 29, 2006 | Carey Gillam
    KANSAS CITY, Missouri (Reuters) - In Wichita, Kansas, abortion rights supporters held a "chili for choice" fund-raising dinner. In Pierre, South Dakota, they plotted strategy in the "Back Alley" meeting hall. And in Minneapolis, volunteers led women past protesters into an abortion clinic. It was just a typical week in Middle America where the decades-old debate over abortion rights has become a full-blown battle. But even as they continue to raise money and march around state capitols, the view from the pro-choice side is this is a fight they are losing. The expected Senate confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court...
  • 10 ideas on the way out By 2040, many things we take for granted will no longer exist

    11/27/2005 10:56:54 AM PST · by 1066AD · 97 replies · 3,530+ views
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | 11-27-2005 | Various
    The sanctity of life By Peter Singer During the next 35 years, the traditional view of the sanctity of human life will collapse under pressure from scientific, technological and demographic developments. By 2040, it may be that only a rump of hard-core, know-nothing religious fundamentalists will defend the view that every human life, from conception to death, is sacrosanct.
  • Web sperm sites crackdown planned (Insemination in UK)

    08/13/2005 8:08:24 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 15 replies · 524+ views
    BBC Bews ^ | 14 August 2005 | BBC
    Websites offer donor eggs and sperm to women who want children. Proposals to crack down on internet sites that trade in human sperm and eggs are set to be unveiled this week by the government. The plans are part of a consultation on the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 1990. ...The Department of Health has said there are a number of concerns regarding how internet sites currently operate, including the fact that internet sperm donors do not benefit from the same legal protection as that given to donors at regulated clinics. This means website donors are regarded as the legal...
  • Conjugal Love and Procreation: God's Design

    07/30/2005 10:23:28 PM PDT · by Coleus · 6 replies · 528+ views
    The beacon ^ | 07.28.05 | Most Reverend Arthur J. Serratelli, S.T.D., S.S.L., D.D
    Conjugal Love and Procreation: God's Design The author poet Carl Sandburg once said, "A baby is God's opinion that the world should go on." Written within the human heart is the knowledge that life is good and worthy to pass on from one generation to the next.  Newlyweds who pledge their love "till death do us part" look forward to the day they can hold in their arms a child to share their love.  Yet, each year, millions of couples who long for children discover that, for one reason or another, they are unable to conceive.   Today, science and technology...
  • Fancy a son? Then get a man’s job

    05/22/2005 11:03:21 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 40 replies · 1,434+ views
    The Times ^ | 05/22/05 | John Elliott, Holly Watt
    May 22, 2005 Fancy a son? Then get a man’s job John Elliott and Holly Watt THE gender of your children may depend on your choice of job, say researchers. While those who opt for caring careers such as nursing or teaching are more likely to have girls, people who go into a profession such as accountancy or engineering stand a far greater chance of having boys. The theory, outlined in a report by the London School of Economics, may help couples predict whether they are fated to have only girls — or boys. The study may also reinforce some...
  • Commoditization of populations

    12/13/2004 8:46:33 PM PST · by Kitten Festival · 2 replies · 186+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | Dec. 13, 2004 | Noel Sheppard
    Twenty years from now, what might the world’s most precious, depleting, natural resource be? Oil? Steel? Lumber? How about working-age adults who are still contributing to a nation’s entitlement programs rather than receiving benefits from them? Want to know how short the future supply of such people is? Well, across the globe, nations like Japan, Australia, and Singapore are actually begging their child rearing-age population to procreate. For instance, according to the Tokyo correspondent for the BBC: Japan currently has one of the lowest birth rates in the world. [And] the government says that unless the trend is reversed quickly,...
  • When Death Does Us Part

    11/06/2004 6:38:47 PM PST · by Salvation · 9 replies · 303+ views
    Catholic Exchange.com ^ | 11-06-04 | Fr. Paul Scalia
    by Fr. Paul Scalia Other Articles by Fr. Paul Scalia When Death Does Us Part 11/06/04 "Until death do us part." Most of us recognize these words from weddings we have attended or just seen on TV. Even our culture, which displays a tragic inability to heed them, still understands the truth they convey: marriage is for life. As the author of marriage, our Lord established this truth. During His earthly life He explicitly confirmed it (cf. Mt 19:6). He also taught clearly an implication we rarely consider: there is no marriage in heaven. "The children of this age marry and...
  • In loco parentis ___ Artificial wombs might end abortion

    10/28/2003 1:11:26 PM PST · by Lorianne · 30 replies · 236+ views
    Worldmagazine ^ | 01 November 2003 | Gene Edward Veith
    SCIENTISTS ARE REPORTEDLY WELL ON THEIR WAY to developing an artificial womb. At Cornell, womb cells have been replicated and fashioned into an out-of-body receptacle that has kept human embryos alive for several days, before the experiment—and the babies—were terminated to comply with in-vitro fertilization laws. Japanese researchers have devised chambers of amniotic fluid with nutrient pumps to nourish developing baby goats. Though some scientists doubt whether a human baby could be brought to term completely outside a mother's body—a process known technically as "ectogenesis"—others believe solving the technical difficulties is just a matter of time, possibly as little as...
  • How Many Children Should Women Deliver?(Russian Newspaper Warns of the Dangers of Abortion)

    07/17/2003 6:30:57 PM PDT · by cpforlife.org · 19 replies · 1,092+ views
    PRAVDA ^ | 07/08/2003 | Andrey Pchelkin
    Pregnancy and childbirth make woman's body stronger Scientists determined that delivery of 3-4 children has favorable effect upon woman's health, and not only health. Correspondent of Zhenskoye Zdorovye (Woman's Health) discussed the issue with director of the Moscow medical center for marriage and family problems, Mikhail Berkenheim -Many families now have only one child, or maximum two. Some women won't give birth to babies at all. Are woman's health and her genital functions interrelated? If we speak about the medical aspect, it is harmful for woman's health to have no children. Indeed, if a woman doesn't give birth to babies...
  • (ABORTION) Choice For Men (AND FATHERS)

    12/02/2002 4:06:12 PM PST · by Z in Oregon · 319 replies · 758+ views
    Men's News Daily ^ | 12/03/02 | Isaiah Flair
    The Choice For Men November 20, 2002 by Isaiah Flair Is it ever right to cruelly kill innocent human life? No, of course not. Quite the opposite: It is always very wrong to cruelly kill innocent human life. From the book, "Who Broke The Baby?", by Jeanne Garton: "At a time when society is calling for greater responsibility on the part of fathers... it seems ironic that the law denies them the appropriate legal rights necessary to protect their children when their children are the most dependent and the most vulnerable." Pro-life men fight valiantly for the right to...
  • THE FALL of Roe (vs. Wade)

    12/02/2002 3:59:11 PM PST · by Z in Oregon · 29 replies · 682+ views
    Men's News Daily ^ | 12/03/02 | Isaiah Flair
    The Fall Of Roe December 1, 2002 by Isaiah Flair With the late-January anniversary of Roe vs Wade approaching, the pro-abortion, anti-baby, empathy-free feminists are expected to bring a cake to several University campuses and then hand it out to other pro-abortion, anti-baby, empathy-free feminists. They do the "abortion is good, now eat this cake" deal every year. It's profoundly macabre. What manner of being celebrates the deliberately-caused abortion deaths of innocent, vulnerable, defenseless little prenatal babies? The annual pro-abortion table gets sponsored by the deeply toxic male-bashing feminist sector of society. Feminism, a movement based upon an insatiable...
  • All Who Love Are Blind(Smoke gets In your Eyes)

    04/18/2002 1:00:22 AM PDT · by f.Christian · 5 replies · 722+ views
    public domain | for the musical "Roberta" in 1933 | Written by Jerome Kern (music) and Otto Harbach (lyrics)
    When Smoke Gets In You EyesWritten by Jerome Kern (music) and Otto Harbach (lyrics) for the musical "Roberta" in 1933 Recording by The Platters was a # 1 hit in 1959 Remade in 1973 by Blue Haze, it hit # 27 They, asked me how I knew, My true love was true, I of course replied, something here inside, Can not be denied. They, said some day you'll find, All who love are blind, When you heart's on fire, you must realize, Smoke gets in your eyes. So I chaffed them, and I gaily laughed, To think they would doubt...