TMIY - Becoming a Man after God's Own Heart - Week 11

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TMIY - Becoming a Man after God's Own Heart - Week 11

  1. 1. S E S S I O N 11 The Death of the West
  2. 2. Fulfilling Authentic Male Leadership Moral Leadership Personal Responsibility Military Leadership Clarity of Thought Integrity of Action Economic Leadership Foundation for Future Foundation for Future Political Leadership Sacrifice The willingness to pay the price.
  3. 3. A Sustainable Socioeconomic Model Human Capital Formation • Family and formal Education God $ Economic Growth Political Stability
  4. 4. The socioeconomic model that currently dominates Western culture attempts to remove God and the family from its foundation.
  5. 5. An Alternative Socioeconomic Model Human Capital Formation • Family and formal Education $ Economic Growth Political Stability
  6. 6. The Importance of God vs. GDP 0 25 50 75 100 0 15000 30000 45000 60000 75000 GDP per Capita GodImportantinLife(%) Source: World Bank Indicators Database; World Value Surveys.
  7. 7. Fertility vs. GDP 0.0 2.0 4.0 6.0 8.0 0 15000 30000 45000 60000 75000 GDP per Capita TFR(ChildrenperWoman) Source: World Bank Indicators Database; World Value Surveys.
  8. 8. The chief means for transforming values are education and the media.
  9. 9. GDP per Capita vs. Education 0 15000 30000 45000 60000 0 2 4 6 8 10 12 GDPperCapita Years of Education (Female) Source: World Bank Indicators Database; World Value Surveys.
  10. 10. Importance of God vs. Education 0 25 50 75 100 0 2 4 6 8 10 12 Years of Education (Female) Source: World Bank Indicators Database; World Value Surveys. GodImportantinLife(%)
  11. 11. Fertility vs. Education 0.0 2.0 4.0 6.0 8.0 0 2 4 6 8 10 12 Years of Education (Female) Source: World Bank Indicators Database; World Value Surveys. TFR(ChildrenperWoman)
  12. 12. First Marriage vs. Education 15 20 25 30 35 0 2 4 6 8 10 12 Years of Education (Female) Source: World Bank Indicators Database; World Value Surveys. AgeofFirstMarriage (Female)
  13. 13. The Fertility Lifecycle of a Woman 0 15 30 45 60 Age Fertility Education Unmarried Age at First Marriage: 26.5 “Get comfortable” period.
  14. 14. The media has the largest impact on the transformation of values.
  15. 15. The Importance of God vs. Television 0 25 50 75 100 0 200 400 600 800 Televisions per 1000 Population GodImportantinLife(%) Source: World Bank Indicators Database; World Value Surveys.
  16. 16. Fertility vs. Television 0.0 2.0 4.0 6.0 8.0 0 100 200 300 400 500 600 700 Televisions per 1000 Population Source: World Bank Indicators Database; World Value Surveys. TFR(ChildrenperWoman)
  17. 17. God and the family have been removed from the socioeconomic model of Europe.
  18. 18. 25 75 10 0 France RussiaItalyGermanyGreat Britain 0 GodVeryImportantinLife(%) Spain Source: World Values Survey, 2005. 50 The Secularization of Europe 11.2 23.3 9.8 33.8 21.1 13.4
  19. 19. The Breakdown of the Family in Europe 20 40 60 France RussiaItalyGermanyGreat Britain 0 MarriagesendinginDivorce (%) Spain Source: Americans for Divorce Reform. 38.3 42.6 39.4 10.0 43.3 15.2
  20. 20. 0. 6 1.8 2.4 France RussiaItalyGermanyGreat Britain 0 TotalFertilityRate Spain Source: United Nations Population Division, World Fertility Data 2008. 1.2 Total Fertility Rate in Europe 1.98 1.85 1.34 1.37 1.30 1.39 Replacement Fertility Rate = 2.1
  21. 21. 550 650 750 MillionsofCurrentInhabitants 1950 200 0 2050 2100 450 1000 1150 1300 1450 45 65 85 25 MillionsofMiddleAgesInhabitants The Death of the European Culture Source: United Nations Population Division World Population Prospects: The 2010 Revision Medieval Sourcebook (Fordham University) Median Age: 52.1 Years Women Aged 20-40: 9.6% of Total Population
  22. 22. The Failed Leadership in Europe • Personal Responsibility: < 10% go to Mass weekly. • Clarity of Thought and Integrity of Action: Forty percent of marriages end in divorce. • Foundation for the Future: Below replacement fertility rate. • Pay the Price: The economic crises we see today are God’s call to Europe.
  23. 23. One may legitimately ask whether [the socioeconomic system of the West] is not another form of totalitarianism, subtly concealed under the appearances of democracy … communism fell in the end because of the system’s socioeconomic weakness. Pope John Paul II Memory and Identity
  24. 24. Small Group Discussion Next Week The Cry of a Child Starter Questions 1. In what ways have you accepted the alternative socioeconomic model? 2. How do form your children so that they don’t accept the alternative socioeconomic model?

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