Sorrows Neptune wrote: Molly-sama wrote:
Sorrows Neptune wrote:The thing is, nobody actually nows what the carrying capacity for the human race is on Earth. It could be 10 billion, or it could be one trillion. Frankly, I'd rather not find out. Since realistically if we ever exceeded our carrying capacity, it would likely result in another World War. (Since this is a thread about religion, I should probably clarify I say "hell" in metaphorical terms.)
I realize all that, but why shouldn't you if you don't know it would do any harm (or rather, have any evidence it would do so)? All I mean is, if some people want to have lots of kids, right now you really can't say much about it (not that it's a terribly great idea for a multitude of reasons and I certainly don't want to, lol), especially if it's a part of their religious beliefs.
I should really get over that habit of editing my posts a lot...
You have a point there. Even so, you seem be implying it's something which can be ignored for the time being, but I think everyone even now should think hard before deciding they want 4+ children.
Of course, this shouldn't scare people from having at least 1-2 kids. A friend of mine also has three older siblings, and it's a pretty well-educated and awesome family. So just to clarify, I don't think having a lot of kids is bad except for the fact that it brings us closer to our carrying capacity, EDIT: if
a signifacant number of people are having 4+ children that is.
Oh, no, I don't think it should be ignored (just saw your edit, too). XD
Like I said, I think if someone can support that many kids, then go ahead at the moment (or at least, that's what I meant, ha). But there are a lot of families with many kids who are just making it or just plain can't. I know my parents were pushing it with me
(3/3), so I get that. If you're past your own family's capacity, then you're probably not helping at all.
Though, from what I understand, most people either can't, don't need, or don't want to have that many kids anymore anyway (what with many countries past the "kids as family workers" stage) and find "ways around" contraception without having oodles of kids.