The future belongs to the Bible belt

From More parents don’t get married

Children under the age of five are increasingly likely to live in a household where the parents are not married, the national statistics office CBS said on Monday.

Last year, 25% of families with children under the age of five had unmarried parents, double the figure 10 years ago. The number of single-parent families rose by 100,000 to 417,000 over the same period, further emphasising the decline in traditional family structures.

At the same time, the research also shows families are getting smaller. Some 418,000 families have three or more children living at home, a drop of 30,000 on 10 years ago.

Large families are largely concentrated in the so-called Bible Belt, where high numbers of strict Protestants live, the CBS said. In the former fishing village of Urk, for example, 50% of the families have three or more children.

On average, one in five of the Netherlands’ 2.3 million family units has more than two children.

As the cliché would have it: The future belongs to those who show up for it. The flower-children of the 1960’s forgot that bit of basic human knowledge. Instead they went out and treated the future as if they themselves were going to be around for it. As if they were going to live forever. But guess what? They are growing old, just like their parents and grandparents did.

C.S. Lewis once wrote ‘Homemaker is the ultimate career. All other careers exist for 1 purpose only – to support the ultimate career!’. Today, a day after Mothers day in this, the early 21st century Western civilization, this age of self-actualisation, this profound insight seems almost preposterous. But the logic is inescapable. Leftism will die out, lonely and childless, while the Christian ‘fundis’ will be left to pick up the pieces. In as much as they don’t have to fight the muslim immigrants for the leftovers. Sic transit Gloria Mundi, I suppose.

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3 Responses to The future belongs to the Bible belt

  1. justturnright says:

    “The future belongs to those who show up for it.”
    A classic Mark Steyn quote!

    And I love the Latin. “Glory of the World”, indeed.

    Excellent post; I’ll keep reading…..

  2. justturnright says:

    I can’t find it occurring before him, but I can’t swear to its origin.

    Steyn has certainly been its biggest proponent in the last 6 years or so, ever since America Alone.

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