Just pondering today what a progressive and enlightened culture we live in. We don’t crash jets into buildings, or stone adulteries to death, or perform honor killings on our children. No we like our murders and executions as antiseptic and hidden as possible. We want to complain in line at a fast food joint because it is taking more than five minutes while a woman slowly dehydrates and starves to death. Roughly 3,000 children are murdered each day through abortion in various out of sight abortion mills. Hardly a conscientious blip as Oregon provides the means for state supported suicide in the name of compassion. When non-medical care of our parents becomes an inconvenience for us we warehouse them in nursing homes, while the clock in eternity clicks faster than the time between visits by their children. Our medical science works even harder to find even more ways to kill people. With IVF we implant multiple children hoping that one survives while the others starve to death. Then we place the “unused” children in the freezer and humans become just another pop-tart for later possible use. Embryonic stems cells allow us to experiment on the youngest of children and to create possible spare parts for others.
It use to be the good guys were the ones in white hats. The ones in white lab coats are more dangerous than any comic book villain. Their total disregard for life in the name of science would seem over the top in the worst caricature of a villain. The people in black robes are equally dangerous. God used Moses to give us the ten commandments, and Satan is equally served by those judges that issue edicts that continue to cause death. From the Supreme Court on down, the dogma is “Life begins at deception.” It’s not human yet – kill it, use it. She is not human anymore – kill her. They are not productive to society – kill them. It is bad enough that we have judges that can issue such execution notices, but it is worse that there are doctors who obey.
The hot topic here in Florida is baseball, not Terri. My local news channels did not even notice or report on what happened yesterday. We watch the economy and hope for signs of job growth and continued low inflation. Immune to the moral tumor growing in our culture and the meaning for life has even lower value. Kill our children and the elderly and those to expensive to care for, just don’t dare raise our ATM fees. Culture of Death indeed.