Apr 29, 2004 / 22:00 pm
An article in the current issue of the prestigious quarterly “Foreign Affairs” states that the future “belongs” to religious people since they are having so many more children than non-religious people, reported the Catholic Family & Human Rights Institute.
Phillip Longman, a senior fellow at the New America Foundation, describes the steep demographic decline now taking place in both the developed and developing worlds, and asks the question where the children of the future will come from.
Longman suggest that they may come from people who are at odds with urbanization and economic and materialistic advancement, notably those people with strong religious convictions who “reject the game altogether.”
“Does this mean that the future belongs to those who believe they are (or who are in fact) commanded by a higher power to procreate?” wonders Longman. He states that, based on current trends, “the future belongs to those who believe they are commanded by a higher power to procreate”.