Religions and babies

Geriatrix

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How does religion impact future population growth?
Hans Rosling thinks he knows
[video=youtube;ezVk1ahRF78]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ezVk1ahRF78[/video]
 

ghoti

Karmic Sangoma
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Well I know for a fact that the Catholic religion has a massive negative impact on my wifes country the Philippines. Right now they are trying to get a bill past called the Responsible Reproduction Bill which would give people access to contraceptives, but it is being blocked by the RCC and their bribes. Yup... the RCC are exactly like the ANC. When they want votes in their favour they simply buy a bunch of politicians new cars.... and well we all know how it works out.
 

Geriatrix

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Well I know for a fact that the Catholic religion has a massive negative impact on my wifes country the Philippines. Right now they are trying to get a bill past called the Responsible Reproduction Bill which would give people access to contraceptives, but it is being blocked by the RCC and their bribes. Yup... the RCC are exactly like the ANC. When they want votes in their favour they simply buy a bunch of politicians new cars.... and well we all know how it works out.
I read that, and then there's this :wtf:
http://worldcrunch.com/catholic-church-makes-fortune-german-porn-business/culture-society/catholic-church-makes-a-fortune-in-the-german-porn-business//c3s3995/#.UCkbo6P_kTd

Weltbild, one of Germany’s largest publishing companies, happens to be owned and operated by the Catholic Church. But that has not stopped it from publishing books that many of the faithful find offensive.

"Weltbild," Germany’s largest media company, sells books, DVDs, music and more -- and also happens to belong 100% to the Catholic Church. Few people knew about this connection until this month when Buchreport, a German industry newsletter, reported that the Catholic company also sells porn.

A Church spokesman responded: “Weltbild tries to prevent the distribution of possibly pornographic content.”

Well, it's prevention efforts have apparently not been so successful. For more than 10 years, a group of committed Catholics has been trying to point out what is going on to Church authorities, and they are outraged at the hypocrisy of the spokesman's statement. In 2008, the group sent a 70-page document to all the bishops whose dioceses have shared ownership of Weltbild for 30 years, detailing evidence of the sale of questionable material.

Today, the Augsburg-based company employs 6,400 people, has an annual turnover of 1.7 billion euros, and an online business in Germany second only to Amazon. Weltbild is also Germany’s leading book seller, controlling 20% of the domestic bookstore market. Profits are regularly reinvested in the company with an eye to rapidly increase the market share – an increase that is only possible if Weltbild continues to sell materials that are not compatible with the teachings of the Church.

The 2,500 erotic books in their online catalogue, including those from Blue Panther Books, an erotic book publisher owned by Weltbild, are only one example. Their titles include: “Anwaltshure” (Lawyer’s Whore), “Vögelbar” (F—kable) and “Schlampen-Internat” (Sluts’ Boarding School).

The Church also owns a 50% share in publishing company Droemer Knaur which produces pornographic books, and so indirectly is also a publisher of pornographic material, titles including “Nimm mich hier und nimm mich jetzt!” (Take Me Here, Take Me Now!), and “Sag Luder zu mir!” (Call Me Slut!).
 
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