This is a gem of an article. We’ve been feeling this stuff for years. Read the complete article, but here are some nuggets…
- Isn’t it true that we “lotsas” are using more than our share of natural resources, burning more than our share of carbon, and just plain taking up too much space? Probably not.
- Many large families actually have a smaller carbon footprint than a typical family with one or two kids.
- It’s not the numbers that count; it’s the lifestyle.
- Two or three kids fit in a bathtub at a time. The oven stays on 350 degrees for 45 minutes, no matter how big the meatloaf.
- Most large families I know don’t live in energy-hogging gigantic mansions.
- We happily trade a second income for another armful of babies. The quick and easy methods of saving the environment that make the news daily are hardly news to cash-strapped families.
- Children of families that are open to life also know something much more important, something that rabidly utilitarian environmentalists still don’t seem to realize: A human soul is more than the sum of how many kilowatts he consumes.
- Grown children of large families tend to be what you might call natural conservationists…A small crowd of perfect environmentalists.
- Love your children, and teach them to love each other; and if you and your brood feel like a sign of contradiction, then that’s a good sign.
- There is no contradiction between loving and caring for the earth and supplying it with inhabitants: We are commanded to do both.
Can you think of more? Add to the list below…I’d love to hear how we are helping the environment by having more children.