“Help us Kait Shori Wee R Catlicks”
This is from the Presiding “Bishop” Kate Schori interview in the NYTimes Magazine. I got this from Amy Welborn’s blog:
How many members of the Episcopal Church are there in this country?
Schori: About 2.2 million. It used to be larger percentagewise, but Episcopalians tend to be better-educated and tend to reproduce at lower rates than some other denominations. Roman Catholics and Mormons both have theological reasons for producing lots of children.
Episcopalians aren’t interested in replenishing their ranks by having children?
Schori: No. It’s probably the opposite. We encourage people to pay attention to the stewardship of the earth and not use more than their portion.
I don’t know who said it, but that emperical evidence for a deprivation in the virtue of hope is found in the desire to NOT have children – the hope of the future.