During the 1400s, the Inquisition shifted its focus toward witchcraft, and the next 300 years witnessed a bizarre orgy of religious delusion.
If the Catholic Church is not the only important opposition to population growth control, it is, at least, the most significant opposition.
The Church, from the beginning, was concerned with "out-reproducing" other groups. Sex, to some extent, became a concern on those grounds.
Many of us fear living under the rule of theocrats whose tolerance for diversity and dissent only lessens as their own power grows.
All three Abrahamic religions are nasty, and women have borne the brunt of the nastiness throughout history.
The fear felt by many American politicians aware of the undemocratic activities of the church has resulted in their silence.
It seems to me that the most serious environmental problems facing past and present societies fall into a dozen groups.
The prolific propaganda machine has been effective in creating illusions which serve to counter the realities we all see with our own eyes.
The machinery that the Church uses in the United States to enforce its boycott of unfriendly literature is quite elaborate.
That the Vatican views the solutions to the population problem as threats to its authority, and thus its political power, is well supported.