GO FORTH AND MULTIPLY!

From THE NY DAILY TIMES (8th. September 2010):

A prominent Catholic priest wants European Christians to fight off Islam with a unique weapon: babies.

Father Piero Gheddo, an Italian missionary priest, said Wednesday he believes a declining birth rate among Europeans combined with a rising tide of Muslim immigrants could mean that Islam will soon dominate Europe.

“Certainly from a demographic point of view, as it is clear to everyone that Italians are decreasing by 120,000 or 130,000 persons a year because of abortion and broken families; while among the more than 200,000 legal immigrants a year in Italy, more than half are Muslims and Muslim families, which have a much higher level of growth,” he said, according to Rome’s Catholic news service Zenit News Agency.

Gheddo’s solution? Christians need to start having more children.

“The fact is that, as a people, we are becoming ever more pagan and the religious vacuum is inevitably filled by other proposals and religious forces,” he said. “If we consider ourselves a Christian country, we should return to the practice of Christian life, which would also solve the problem of empty cradles.”

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GO FORTH AND MULTIPLY! — 9 Comments

  1. You need a thought bubble from the Mastiff: “I’m her ‘Baby’: she told me so!” or “If he keeps it up—so to speak—I’ll unman him w/ single bite!”

  2. To continue: Yes, she was getting laid but was lying down at the time.

    When I taught at a Roman Catholic high school and a student said that he was laying on the floor, a colleague would say that good Catholic didn’t do that kind of thing. I know that “to lie” will probably only be used to mean to prevaricate in the very near future, but I continue to lie down each night – and even during the day – to sleep.