30th August 2012

“The country which has the highest percentage of Roman Catholics – Italy – has the lowest birthrate in Europe. The laity are not stupid.”


6 Responses to “30th August 2012”

  1. Capt'Z Says:

    Wow! That rhythm method is more effective than the pill!

  2. J M Says:

    Or perhaps it is better attributed to things other than religion. Like prevalent age, education, and cultural norms like more women working. Roughly 50% of the workforce in Italy are women.

    Additionally Italy has low child related social spending compared to the rest of the EU, making children harder to afford.

  3. Sinjin Smythe Says:

    Withdrawal is supposedly the most common method http://theitalywiki.com/index.php/Birth_control

    But don’t the idea that the church influences birth control practice in Italy.

  4. Kittie Aldakkour Says:

    Ahh a sin punishable by death in the OT

    The Catholic Hispanic population in my area are making up for the difference.

  5. Sinjin Smythe Says:

    Regrettably Kittie the Catholic Hispanic peoples are one of the leading examples of why education is so very important.

    Catholic Hispanics are among the least successful peoples of the world and forces are conspiring against them to marginalize them, to trap them in an endless cycle of poverty, and to make of them a permanent underclass to work the fields, clean the hotel rooms, and collect the trash.

    I suspect these “forces” I speak of are partly the Confederates of the old South but I can’t prove this. These people believe slavery is authorized by a divine right.

    These people tried bound in chain slavery and had to abandon it, but they never gave up on enslaving people.

    Today we hear talk of “wage slavery” and of “predatory lending practice” these are the new means of enslaving people.

    I submit to you that giving Hispanics a Spanish language option, instead of insisting they speak English (The language of business), is a tactic in keeping Hispanics part of this underclass.

    It is very difficult to be upwardly mobile for people all over the world, compound the problem by encouraging the primary use of languages that limit a person’s ability to participate in business, and you are helping to keep these people down.

    In China English is being taught in secondary schools: Why?
    In China more people will speak English than speak the language in America by 2015.
    Japan too teaches English in secondary schools.

    Ebonics and Spanglish: Think about this, aside from some atheletes and some actors, do you see many speaking this way and also successful?

    English, cleanly and clearly spoken, is a prerequisite to a successful career on planet Earth. Sure a freak example or two will be found that refutes this statement, but overwhelmingly it rings true.

  6. R J Says:


    did you get my gmail ???