Submitted by frlarry on Mon, 08/27/2012 - 11:44

Way back in the 60s there were two alarmist predictions that were made. There were the predictions of Pope Paul VI about the impact of the contraceptive mentality on the general decline of sexual mores and there were the predictions of Paul Ehrlich about the negative consequences of burgeoning world population. The world, of course, reviled the former and hailed the latter. As far as I can tell, it still does. Whose predictions turned out to be accurate and whose inaccurate? You would think that the accuracy of prediction would have some impact on people's attitudes toward the claims of the predictors, but apparently, for the vast majority of people, it didn't and doesn't.

Their predictions were even issued in the same year, 1968. How's that for a coincidence? How ironic that both have gone by the name of Paul. St. Paul, pray for us!