Friday, August 04, 2006

The conservative shall inherit the earth?

An article I found in a progressive (read "liberal") scholarly journal has lately proclaimed that conservatives (quoting the Biblical language of Jesus in the Sermon on the Mount) "shall inherit the earth." The basis for this (from his perspective) dire point of view? An analysis of global and national human population trends cross-referenced with religious worship attendance.

Turns out that the more you go to church, the more children you're likely to have. The less you go to church, the more like you are to live in a "childless, non-marital, cohabiting union." So, since the world is populated by people who used to be children, guess who all the people are coming from?

I don't buy his arguments about patriarchy, but the population study is must reading.

Read it all.

FEELING: Excited about seeing Kat
LISTENING TO: The command to "be fruitful and multiply." And that is not related to the "FEELING" part, either.


At 4:36 PM, Blogger R.G. Wagner said...

Hey Dillon- interesting article and one worth reading.


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