When you consider the source, this may make you laugh:
Pope Francis has chided couples who choose not to have children , saying the decision was a “selfish” act.
The statement, which he made in his general audience in St Peter’s Square, will be seen as especially controversial in Italy, which has recorded a steady drop in its birth rate for decades.
“A society with a greedy generation, that doesn’t want to surround itself with children, that considers them above all worrisome, a weight, a risk, is a depressed society,” the pope said.
“The choice to not have children is selfish. Life rejuvenates and acquires energy when it multiplies: It is enriched, not impoverished.”
I dare say the good Pontiff is not practicing what he preaches here, you know… unless he’s secretly being like the good medieval Pontiffs and has like 80 illegitimate kids out there. In which case, I think I might like him even more.
Still, while I do think we as a species should procreate, there are some folks out there who definitely should not have children or be in charge of children: the idiots who I read about repeatedly who leave loaded guns around small kids come to mind.