Today’s homework – check out this refreshing commentary from Elon Musk on the declining birthrate and the science of what to expect in the coming years and decades if people keep on not having children like they have been.
The short version is that overpopulation is not the thing we should be most concerned about. If anything, demographic implosion is the real danger. People are just not having enough children, and this is causing economic, social, and political problems.
By the way, for all those who think my wife and I crazy for expecting our eighth any day now, Elon Musk is father to seven.
But on this whole business, as with every other sphere, our worldview goes a long way to molding and shaping the sorts of decisions and value judgments we make. Whether we think of children as a blessing or burden is downstream what we believe about who we are, where we come from, and why we are here.
As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord. And to that end, and as a part of pursuing it, we embrace the Dominion Mandate to “be fruitful and multiply, fill the Earth and subdue it.” And as it turns out, trusting the science is on our side.
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