CuriosityCat: From My Quotes Cupboard – China’s social threat

The real social threat to China’s stability is demographic. As a result of the One-Child policy introduced in 1979, China by 2030 will have a significantly more elderly population than its comparably large neighbour India. The share of the population aged sixty-five and over will be 16 per sent, compared to 5 per cent in ...

CuriosityCat: From My Quotes Cupboard: Evangelicals and the Deity

It [today’s American Evangelicals] also makes remarkably few demands on believers. On the contrary, they get to make demands on God, so that prayer … often consists of an extended series of requests for the deity to solve personal problems. God the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost has been displaced by God the ...

CuriosityCat: The Reformation Redux and today’s Eurozone troubles

Think about what you know of the earth shaking Reformation struggles of centuries past, and then study this chart: Reformation and Rates? This delightful quote summarizes the articles main thrust: One German commentator, Stephan Richter, has suggested mischievously that the eurozone’s problems would have been prevented if only Luther had been one