Re: Contraception

From: Jan de Koning (
Date: Tue Jun 03 2003 - 16:28:32 EDT

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    At 12:16 PM 03/06/2003 -0400, wrote:
    >In a message dated 6/3/03 11:08:50 AM Eastern Daylight Time,
    > writes:
    >>No matter how you want to reason, most maybe all, Christians use some
    >>method of "contraception". I am the oldest of 13 children, but how many
    >>Christian families with 13 children do you see? Obviously most
    >>Christians live in sin, or interpret the Bible differently now.
    >>Jan de Koning
    >Most orthodox jews do not use some method of contraception and still have
    >those large families. You should be proud of yours. After all, you haven't
    >contributed to a population explosion. Immigration has been massively
    >increased to fill the job vacancies in the US. It's not like there are too
    >many of us.

    I live in a Jewish neighbourhood, and to my knowledge none of them, not
    even the orthodox ones has thirteen children or even ten, though our most
    orthodox neighbour has as many as we have, maybe less: six. However, it
    does not touch upon what I was trying to say. There are circumstances. My
    grandfather was the fourth Jan de Koning in his family, the other three
    died early in life.

    As far as "job vacancies are concerned in the USA, thousands of people
    willing to go to the USA, but US or Canadian policies do not allow them
    in, as some of my relatives found out. My advice: advertize in Europe or
    in third world countries, or train the homeless and poor in the USA to fill
    these places.

    Again, the fact of contraception policies cannot be viewed on itself, but
    must be seen as part of the larger policies of a country. Try to read what
    you said from the point of view of an unemployed person in a third world
    country, who would gladly move to the USA or Canada, instead of working for
    minimum wages in their own country. Some of our policies are
    hypocritical. Medical doctors are in short supply it is said here,
    iowever, we have doctors with medical doctorates from other countries who
    are driving taxis, because their qualifications are not accepted here. A
    comparative short examination, followed maybe by a short course might make
    some of them qualified, or in some cases welcome assistants in certain places.

    Jan de Koning

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