Today’s L.A. Times letters to the editor, Part 2, because our voices matter:
The problem is too many people
Encouraging as “green” trends within some religions may be, none appears inclined to address the root problem spurring environmental degradation: rampant overpopulation of the planet.
Indeed, certain religions seem hell-bent (as it were) on disproportionately propagating their adherents’ numbers. Catholicism and Mormonism famously encourage large families. How illuminating, that two GOP presidential candidates — Rick Santorum, a Catholic, and Mitt Romney, a Mormon — between them have fathered 13 children.
If all couples followed these candidates’ improvident examples, the Earth’s population would triple in a generation. Enlightened environmentalist voters should shun them both.
I keep hearing political candidates and pundits refer to religious folks as “people of faith,” as this Op-Ed article does.
So I suggest that we atheists and agnostics be referred to as “people of evidence.”