Manny Pacquiao, the Filipino boxer-turned-politician, has stated that he is against all forms of birth control and sex education in Filipino schools. His reasoning for this? “God said go forth and multiply, He did not say go and have just one or two children.”
So it's much better to keep women as baby factories, constantly churning out child after child, without caring about how these children are going to be housed, fed, and clothed? *Sighs* When will conservative religious people realise that over population is a huge problem, not just in under-developed countries, but in first-world countries as well? When will it sink in that the majority of the world's problem with STDs and STIs running wild is because of lack of safe sex (i.e. using condoms) and that safe sex education will help to eradicate the problem?
However, all is not lost! There is a silver lining to this dark cloud of fundamentalist conservatism. According to Harold Camping, a minister and the president of US conservative group Family Radio, all Xtians will be caught up in the Rapture this Saturday (the 21st). At the stroke of 6pm, across all time zones, a world-wide earthquake will happen and all of the fundamentalists will be ripped from the Earth and taken to Heaven to be with God and Jesus! Hallelujah! That takes care of most of this world's problems right there and then! Maybe once they're gone, the rest of us can make this world a truly wonderful place to live.