Wednesday, March 02, 2005

What is wrong with the EU?

What the hell is wrong with people these days? More specifically, what is wrong with the EU? On the one hand, the Europeans are ardently opposed to any statement by the U.N. that abortion is not a right. This is obviously a step back in women’s rights they say. From the LA Times:

"Adrienne Germain, president of the International Women's Health Coalition, said the U.S. delegation's position took the focus off American progress.
The U.S. is looked to by others as a leader in the promotion and protection of women's rights," she said. "But while other countries are moving forward, this is a regressive, backward step."

On the other hand, the EU is praising the recent decision by the supreme court to not execute juvenile offenders. Whether it is acceptable to execute juvenile offenders or not, I’ll leave to another day, but this statement from the article is interesting: “The European Union welcomed the decision, but said it ‘opposes capital punishment under all circumstances.’” Some accounts of what these juveniles did to receive the death penalty in the first place can be found here.

So, in the world today, it is fully acceptable to kill babies for whatever reason, but we must never kill criminals--no matter what they do. I’m sure the liberals can name a hundred different reasons why a mother would need to abort her baby, and I’m sure they can name a hundred different reasons why we shouldn’t execute criminals. These reasons won’t change the root issue, but they will cloud the minds of people trying to understand them all. The real issue is much more simple. People hate God and they hate the image of God in themselves. By taking a stand in absolute contradiction to what God has said, they feel they are freeing themselves from slavery. They are merely warring against themselves in the end.

On a slightly different issue, isn’t it interesting how God’s order is so entrenched on creation even the liberals can’t escape it? Consider the feminist, women’s liberation movement, whatever name you give to it. A lot of good things have come from such things. Women are not property and these movements still have a lot of work to do in that arena in various countries. But women and men do have a different God given roles in life. When people try to get rid of these roles, then these strange conflicts arise. The abortion issue is exactly that. In order for women to have the same role as men, they must not be troubled with child bearing. They need to be able to end the pregnancy at any convenient time. The atrocity cries out against them—it is impossible to escape the order God has entrenched in people.

To end, I would like to say that this behavior is not by any means new. It was foretold a long time ago.
2 Timothy 4:3,4 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine, but according to their own desires, because they have itching ears, they will heap up for themselves teachers; and they will turn their ears away from the truth, and be turned aside to fables.
Romans 1:25 They exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served created things rather than the Creator–who is forever praised. Amen.


At 10:04 AM, Anonymous The German said...

I once heard someone say that "all the people who support abortion survived birth".

What would you say about an abortion in a situation where the mother is at risk for giving birth? Could abortion be accetable in that situation. If I don't bring it up, someone else will and use it as support for abortion as part of women's rights.

It isn't about the new life comming into the world and having it's own rights to life, but rather the woman's rights giving birth. Granted a woman goes through a lot more giving birth than a man does, and thats fine if they want to hold that in front of our faces, but abortion seems to strip the rights from the child and give all the power to the mother. Who is going to ask their child if they want to live or die? I suppose the mother has the right to maintain her comfortable life without a child at the expense of her child's death. Why don't we do this with 4 and 5 year olds if the parents get tired of them? Why put your kids up for adoption and fight over custody in a divorce. If you child is such a burdon, why dont you kill it off. I don't see any difference. I am, of course speaking about a situation where no one's life is at stake at the time of birth.

All the liberals should move to Canada and Europe. It would make this country a better place.

At 11:35 AM, Blogger Swinder said...

I think percentage of cases where the mother would die carrying the child with almost 100% certainty are almost 0. This is a case of arguing from the absolute very very rare extreme case to the normal policy.

Why is it a crime to give birth to a baby and then kill it by dumping it in a trash can or such? This is the same thing in my opinion. As you state, to be consistent, we do need to allow parents to terminate their young children when they become a problem.

Good points though...I'm not entirely sure on having all the liberals moving to Europe and Canada, but it is an interesting


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