I'll present a few cases and let everyone figure it out:
In an empoverished country with high infant mortality rates, 80% of children die from disease before their 10th birthday, poor work & pay conditions, and the complete absence of any social welfare including retirement funds .. how many (living & employed) children are required to provide sufficient funding for your twilight years? 10? 20? The more the better!
Only 3-4 will even make it to employment age - 8.
In contrast to western countries with decent pay scales, opportunities to accumulate assets, Social Welfare support ... how many children are actually required to support you in your twilight years? 0.
Consumerism is strip mining the planet, and is unsustainable, unless we migrate to new planets (and we assume that the universe is infinite), like locusts - or the bad guys in Independence Day .. is that really what the human race wants to aspire to? Freaking alien thingies with tentacled bio-suits filled with goo?
Totally Correct. It's all down to the interpretation of our religious leaders.
Example in point -> The Pope: Condoms are Bad ... mmmkay ...
which implies he's all for STI's (STD's) like syphilis & HIV.
It's a good thing that Choir Boys can't get pregnant