The world's natural resources are being squandered in the pursuit of "insatiable consumption," Pope Benedict XVI said Thursday in a speech urging followers to care more for the environment and reconnect with the principle of peace.
The Pope has the right idea here, spreading the message that over consumption is a big problem in our society.
Unfortunately, him and his clique (Christian politicians from The Vatican) can't practice what they preach. Isn't one of the Pope's jobs to run around to third world countries, deathly afraid of the Muslim influx in Europe, and tell African Christians & others from poor nations to NOT practice birth control? Isn't this the same regime that tells people not to use condoms, and to simply stop sexual intercourse, thinking that these people will actually listen to them?
The Pope needs to take his stance a bit further and state that over consumption occurs not only because of our thirst for material wealth, but because the Earth cannot sustain billions upon billions of people, forever reproducing. Even if we had 6.5billion people on the planet living what the Pope considers to be good, Christian lives, there would still be major ecological issues affecting humans that are mostly self-made.