Friday, February 6

What's the Difference?

In the 1930's German Protestants backed the government's “fight against the spiritual and political influence of the Jewish race,” and into the 40's were broadly quiet about the death camps. Word from the Vatican was that “the greatest charity is not to make problems for the Church.”

In America, fifty million children's lives have been destroyed, not to mention the lives of the women so deceived or hardened to be lured into complicity in the murder. A few Christians, occasionally, hold up signs on the street for a few hours. What's the difference?

If the fetus is a human baby (and not a fish, pig, or monkey like Modern Science once imagined), then how is deliberately causing its intentional death not murder? Regardless of the “opinion” of some political appointees, how can the cold-blooded, methodical murder of a harmless, helpless baby be justifiable? If such a murder is not justifiable (How can it be?), then what limit can there be on the justifiable actions to prevent it? We have American “doctors” beating the Son of Sam's career total in a single day, or the Boston Strangler's in a week! What's the difference?

Timothy Longman, writing about a similar travesty in Rwanda, said, "It is very difficult to understand how those who worship a man on a cross could help to drive the bloody nails themselves. But the record is clear: When religion is infected by racism, ideology or extreme nationalism, it can become a carrier of hatred instead of conscience. And when churches are concerned mainly for their institutional self-preservation, they often end up neck-deep in compromise or paralyzed by cowardice."

5 comments:

  1. The pagans of old sacrificed their children to Moloch. The moderns sacrifice their children to the god of self. In many ways the pagans of old were wiser then today’s. They at least "thought" they were worshiping a deity.

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  2. I think that tracks even closer today. When they first "legalised" abortion abortion was a bad word, but most folks seemed to still go along with that old "scientific myth" about the fetus "evolving" from a tadpole to a human (the race determining just how "human") over the 40 weeks. Now "abortion" is a holy right (rite?) and everybody recognises it really is a baby in there! If a relative few children dying on the Molech altar was a stench to God, what about the carnage we're seeing today?

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  3. Robert,

    Add this to the thought process. Jesus, a full member of the God Head and totally equlal to all of God. BECAME an ovum then a fetus then a baby (all stages were actually that of HUMAN and BABY) God Himself, became that which the nation flushes away. He could have come and just BEEN an adult human but he didnt. He became LIKE US in ALL WAYS!

    This is actually a blog topic I am working on so Im not saying anymore. Youll just ahev to wait and read it.

    NOw get back thei the books!

    Bill

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  4. Right on, Bill! He became like us in every way, and dignified (we might say, redeemed) every aspect of our existence by association. Remember in the Law that something merely "clean" could be defiled by contact with the unclean, but touching the priest, or sacrifice, made the common things holy. St. Ambrose, and some of the earlier writers, did some work on this. Rather turning "guilt by association" on its ear!

    The point here, of course, is that Jesus' touch made gestation a holy thing, as He did with family life, honest toil, marriage, etc. The Bible says if anyone is in Christ, NEW CREATION! The "he is" is just there to smooth out the English. Jesus said, "behold, I make all things new," and the Revelation context is likely more the end of the process than the whole thing. If we are in Christ, all things are new!

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  5. 'In the 1930's German Protestants backed the government's “fight against the spiritual and political influence of the Jewish race,” and into the 40's were broadly quiet about the death camps. Word from the Vatican was that “the greatest charity is not to make problems for the Church.”

    In America, fifty million children's lives have been destroyed, not to mention the lives of the women so deceived or hardened to be lured into complicity in the murder. A few Christians, occasionally, hold up signs on the street for a few hours. What's the difference?'

    I am glad I have online made a public stand against abortion on demand. The pro-choice stand has the upper hand in Canada and in the West, but I should not, and will not merely go along with it in order to keep controversy from the Church.

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So what's your take?