POPULATION GROWTH: Good or bad?
This is an informative article from The Guardian. It uses population growth & decline as a way of analysing the effects of global wealth and development, particularly with ref urbanisation, independence, and individualism. “Population decline is [by itself neither] a good thing or a bad thing. But it is a big thing. It’s time to look it in the eye.” https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/jan/27/what-goes-up-population-crisis-wrong-fertility-rates-decline?fbclid=IwAR3zr-Xd9r6NjqVds6_iopQ6QG7DOOJCNRWyf6Y8wj3WMEFHWJHczuSuV6M
Pagans vs Christians
This Public Discourse article https://www.thepublicdiscourse.com/2019/02/48418/?fbclid=IwAR0q9Ngc3GevFHNAFcUxRd6y1Eh6RzWCSjfCuBotoV2aLE1LTLnwxwXhT9I argues that contemporary social progressivism is actually a quasi-religion, returning to “ancient [pagan] sources of meaning, as part of an effort to re-sacralize the world.” This explains their antipathy “toward Judeo-Christian religion”. If you’re interested in reading more here is the G,S&C paper on Atheism, Science and Religion http://www.gsandc.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/Atheism-Science-and-Christianity.pdf