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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. (
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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.
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