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Second Column Published on WND.com on Malthus

Today Worldnetdaily.com published a second column of mine.  Title:  Christians Beware the Malthusian Mind!

Jesus said, “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.”

Thomas Robert Malthus would have disagreed. The philosophical forerunner to Darwin, Malthus argued that there are limited resources, and competition for them is intense.  When there are too many people competing for those resources, you have war, famine and a continual threat to civilization itself.

For Malthus, the pie is only so big: We must reduce the number of people who want a share of it.

Christianity embodies another solution: Make a bigger pie.

In Christianity, God takes a few loaves and feeds thousands with them.  Entrance to heaven is not contingent on space available. Jesus came that we would have life, and life to the fullest. Not just for some, but all.

None of what follows is an argument for Christian indifference to the plight of other people. However, Christians should not advocate “solutions” that repress human liberty, dignity and freedom. For some reason, all of the Malthusian’s solutions do just that.

Read the whole column on Malthus and Malthusians.

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2 comments

    • Craig Allen on September 30, 2009 at 11:50 am

    Ignorance abounds, yes Christ fed thousands with a few loaves.

    But you don’t seem to understand why you CAN NOT DO SO!

    The next day he ran off most ALL who followed Him. Because they followed Him for the GOODIES! John Chapter 6!

    What do REAL Christians have in store for them?

    GOODIES?

    No, “Matthew 10:22 And ye shall be hated of all men for my name’s sake”

    Acts 9:16 For I will shew him how great things he must suffer for my name’s sake

    But you say, “He said that to Paul, not to me!”

    Really?

    What does this say?

    1Corinthians 11:1 Be ye followers of me, even as I also am of Christ

    It says that YOU and all followers of Christ are to do as Paul did. Say what he said, and do what he did.

    If you do that you WILL be hated by all men, and you will suffer for Christ’s name sake!

    Christ did NOT perform miracles to provide GOODIES for all!

    They were to prove His AUTHORITY!

    The ABUNDANT life Christ gives is SPIRITUAL LIFE! Go ask the MARTYRS!

    Serve the TRUTH, the LIVING WORD, JESUS CHRIST,
    Craig

    • Anthony on September 30, 2009 at 12:14 pm
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    “But you don’t seem to understand why you CAN NOT DO SO!”

    I have no idea why you think this is relevant to the article.

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