Sign up for our daily newsletter
Children are a blessing, not a carbon curse
OneNewsNow.com Staff (OneNewsNow.com) Friday, August 14, 2009
A leader in the Southern Baptist Convention says the argument that the world's carbon footprint should be limited by the number of children couples have is faulty and godless.
Researchers at Oregon State University recently published a study arguing that efforts to limit carbon emissions must take into account the impact of reproductive choices. The study, titled "Reproduction and the Carbon Legacies of Individuals," was published in the journal
Global Environmental Change
. It stated that each child will add 9,400 metric tons of carbon dioxide to the carbon legacy of an average female. (
See earlier article
Dr. Albert Mohler
, president of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, says the argument follows the logic of the world. "If the world is really buying into the idea that climate change is the great challenge and the way to address that is by reducing carbon-dioxide emissions, then eventually you're going to have to get to the point that this article directs us and there are going to be fewer people on the planet, and we're going to have to have fewer babies," he explains. However, Mohler points out that scripture is clear when it comes to the blessings of having children.
"One of the responsibilities of Christian people is to produce godly progeny. Nowhere in the Bible is there any kind of blessing upon any form of thinking that would see children as a burden," he adds. "And in fact both, especially the Old and the New Testament, they were given to us at a time when many other people were sacrificing children on altars." Mohler made his comments on his daily radio show.
Strength in numbers - women encourage one another
A two-day Christian conference targeting women does not seem to be affected by the economic downturn.
We moderate all reader comments, usually within 24 hours of posting (longer on weekends). Please limit your comment to 300 words or less and ensure it addresses the article. Comments that contain a link (URL), an inordinate number of words in ALL CAPS, rude remarks directed at other readers, or profanity/vulgarity will not be approved. (
More on this policy
comments powered by Disqus.
comments powered by
'Choke Point' choking out legitimate businesses, says Heritage
'Gay' fashion legends praised for marriage stance against Elton John
Kill the 'death tax' in U.S.? Other countries have
Pro-family groups awaiting response from McDonald's, Starbucks
'Ambush election' or an efficient union vote?
Pass the plastic? Churches look at new alternative to the offering plate
Graham to PC(USA): Obey God, not culture's desires
'Truth serum' will reveal what churches really believe, says Land
Book on Martin Luther focuses on 'simple things' of Christian life
Church leaders meet to pray, seek God's forgiveness
Community college booting homeschooler becoming less-rare occurence
VA schools banning zeroes to avoid hurt feelings?
UGA lifts campus restrictions on student speech
Today's 're-education' lesson at GWU: Calling a man 'he' is violent behavior
Christian group forced to change rule requiring religious leaders
ADF hopes appeals court upholds right to write, permission to parody
SCOTUS ponders speech issue of specialty license plates
Do 1st Amendment rights apply to gov't?
Voter ID survives courts, newspaper reporters
Msg to SCOTUS: God designed marriage - you didn't
Sign up for our Daily Newsbrief!
Vote In Our Poll
What's your reaction to Indiana's governor signing into law a bill protecting religious freedom?
See Related Story
Latest From The Web
Hillary backer: Calling Clinton ‘calculating’ or ‘ambitious’ is ‘coded sexism’
Kerry requests records preservation review at State Dept. after Hillary’s private email scandal
U.S.-Iran nuke deal prompts Arabs to create own force
Pastor Tony Evans: We can't use the eality of racial divide to condone irresponsibility in the black community
What is it with federal officers soliciting prostitutes and having sex parties?
Latest AP Videos
Gov. Pence defends Indiana's religious freedom law
New York building collapse
1 killed in Texas bridge accident
Volcano in Mexico could blow
Cartoon Of The Day
Gay rights activists to Christians: Surrender - or else
Vote – or else
A simple question
Leftist 'yappers' suggest Franklin Graham is racist
Why the 14th Amendment can't possibly require same-sex marriage
All Original Content Copyright ©2006-2014 American Family News Network - All Rights Reserved.
"OneNewsNow", "OneNewsNow.com", and the "OneNewsNow World" logo, are Trademarks of the American Family News Network - All Rights Reserved.