The Glory Has Departed

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I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty. For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour; Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth. 1 Timothy 2:1-4

Monday, December 26, 2011

The LCMS Birth Dearth:
A Report


Links of interest:

Harrison to Anglicans:

Part I: 9:27-11:31 (end), continous slow decline 
for 40 years. White birth rate is the problem.
Be fruitful and multiply. Redouble our efforts.
Muslims 4.2 Whites 2.1 Goal for LCMS: 4.2 children per family
Part II start: baptized have 75% attrition rate from LCMS

Poor funding of seminaries:
Part II: 09:01-10:36 (end)

Anglican Church of N America:
Student loan debt cuts down on number of children couples have:
Megan, 25, says they don’t want their 10-month-old daughter, Mary Margaret, to be burdened by such high debt when she goes to college. That’s one reason the Plano, Texas, couple is unsure whether they will have more children.
Becoming Less Fruitful:  A Demographic History of the Evangelical Lutheran Synod, 1928-2008

Specifically, people assuming student loan debt tend to marry later, delay childbearing longer, and have fewer children 
during their lifetime.17

‘Anti-Dowry’?: The Effects of Student Loan Debt on Marriage and Childbearing
By Allan C. Carlson, Ph.D.*
Schedule V
Reimbursement of Eligible Charges for
Student Members and Their Enrolled Dependents Who Are Eligible
for Benefits Under This Schedule

Tubal ligation or vasectomy 80% (In-Network) 60% (Out-of-Network)
after deductible after deductible
From 2000 to 2010, the population of white children nationwide declined by 4.3 million, while the population of Hispanic and Asian children grew by 5.5 million.

One-third of U.S. births came from unplanned pregnancies, 
study shows
"the no-child and one-child family...were prominent"...22 percent of women were able to have no 
children, and 22 percent had only one child."
The 95 Theses of Claus Harms
Firearm Sales Way Up During Holiday Season
December 13, 2011
God's Gift to Mankind--Marriage:
Foreward by Mrs. Dorothy "Dort" Preus
The stagnation of population growth in France in the 19th C, which is viewed as an anomaly among nations of the time by modern demographers, was recognized in France at that time as being the result of widespread syphilis in France, and not as the result of exaggerated rates of condom use, or of social planning, or of societal bias against small families. The religiosity of other nations kept the  syphilis rates down except around ports, but France's secularism ever since the Revolution promoted loose morals, allowing syphilis free reign among the population. The population stagnation relative to other nations left France relatively defenseless, with the result that Britain and the US were dragged into defending it. Also, it meant that not many Americans are of French immigrant extraction relative to other ethnic groups. However, the Catholic church hierarchy in the US has a strong contingent, but only because the revolutionaries chased much of the clergy out of France at the end of the 18th C.:

Quote: In fact, the preoccupation with the effect on birth rate came from an actual depopulation of France at the end of the 19th century and from the bordering nations, especially Germany, victorious of the Prussian French war in 1870. Affecting the physical integrity, syphilis deprived the nation of the future soldiers indispensable for the revengful projects. Xenophobic considerations completed the military preoccupations. Considering the decrease of population supposed to be a consequence of syphilis, the most active people in the struggle against syphilis pointed out the constrasting increase of foreign workers, indispensable to replace the missing French people and regarded  as ennemies of the nation.