I was thinking about how wonderful it would be if everyone was Catholic and practiced NFP. I believe that morals are objective and I like to contemplate on my beliefs a lot. But then a discussion I had about China made me wonder what would happen and what the world would be like if they followed and practiced the Church’s truths on family and NFP. Surely I believe the communist government and its restrictions on the population are an awful, horrible evil. But I can’t imagine what the world would be like if that wasn’t the case. I am thankful that we have the opportunity to practice this aspect of our religion, but at the same time I feel a small piece of confusion and/or guilt when I think of the Chinese and their 1 child only rule. On some level I believe that “overpopulation” is blown out of proportion and is probably not a problem just a government ploy, on another level I wonder if it really should be a concern.
The best I can rectify this to our world view is that if the people were free then innovation would flourish and solutions would come about through a free market and economy. But since they are under a communistic government they have never had such opportunities to find real solutions to their high population. On the other hand, I wonder if this sort of population control is a necessary evil for this fallen world.:shrug:
What do you guys think?