“Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies? Yet not one of them is forgotten by God. Indeed, the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.” Luke 12:6-7
“We are a plague on the Earth. It’s coming home to roost over the next 50 years or so. It’s not just climate change; it’s sheer space, places to grow food for this enormous horde. Either we limit our population growth or the natural world will do it for us, and the natural world is doing it for us right now,”
This is what was said in an interview on The Telegraph, by famed British broadcaster and naturalist David Attenborough. So now, Mr. Attenborough has joined the ranks of intellectuals who have devalued human life and worship the created rather than the Creator. The “plague on humanity” is not what God has created. Instead, the real plague is the sin in the hearts of men such as Attenborough who fail to understand who God is, and why He created us in the first place. The only thing he did not specify here is: just how we are to go about limiting population growth? Besides abortion, perhaps we should consider euthanizing those who society might deem unfit for living anymore, or are too much of a burden on the rest of us?
Wait, that’s already happening, is it not? In Holland, since 2002, doctors are now deciding whose life has more value, and putting to death many patients. Euthanasia, a horrific crime, has now become another medical procedure in Holland. In fact, according to the Patients Rights Council, a person may qualify for euthanasia or assisted suicide if the doctor “holds the conviction that the patient’s suffering is lasting and unbearable.” [Chapter II, Article 2, 1b] There is no requirement that the suffering be physical or that the patient be terminally ill.
David Attenborough should be pleased at this. That should help reduce population growth somewhat.
And not to be outdone, the state of Oregon is the first state in the United States to put assisted suicide on the books. Well, that should help just a little bit more, so Oregon is doing their part now to help deal with the population explosion. But there’s more than just talking people into a state of hopelessness about their lives. Patient Barbara Wagner was denied life-saving chemotherapy by the Oregon Health Plan, and instead offered suicide as a course of treatment. Wagner told ABC News, “It was horrible. I got a letter in the mail that basically said if you want to take the pills, we will help you get that from the doctor and we will stand there and watch you die. But we won’t give you the medication to live.” (Mrs. Wagner has since passed away). As far as I know, only Holland and the state of Oregon allow assisted suicide instances of this type of thing. For now. Just give it time.
Let’s now recall in the recent inauguration how President Barack Hussein Obama put his hand on not one but two Bibles and took an oath to defend the Constitution. What the many adoring, and some would say worshipful, fans there that day don’t seem to understand (or don’t care), is that he has failed to speak up for and defend the most helpless in society, in spite of the declaration in the Constitution that all humans have a right to “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.” Perhaps Mr. Obama’s callous disregard for life while in the Illinois Senate, when he voted AGAINST protecting a baby that was born live after a botched abortion, was just one of the solutions that would be okay with the Attenboroughs of the world who are so concerned about overpopulation.
It was Mr. Obama who said in 2008, regarding his daughters: “but, if they make a mistake, I don’t want to punish them with a baby.” This is a professing Christian who supports the killing of innocent human lives, to the point of killing them AFTER they are born. And to have a cavalier attitude as this, where he would regard a baby as a punishment, is outrageous and immoral. David Attenborough and others of like thinking perhaps would say “it’s a start” as an answer to the question “what is 55 million dead unborn babies since 1973?”
As someone said several years ago, the culture of death is all around us. This month is the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, that monumental decision by the Supreme Court that has unleashed a killing field with numbers growing beyond 55 million children and counting. Not to mention the countless women this procedure has brought harm too, and the families destroyed as a result of what has been overwhelmingly a decision for convenience, and not much else. Want to see how many in the liberal left feel about this anniversary, and how they celebrate it? Perhaps most of them will not be so publicly blatant as this video shows (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bM-jskPAQn0), but what’s the difference when they do not say a word to defend the innocents? There is no difference, because they condone it, and the most shameful thing is when Christians, including many pastors, who shut their mouths and do not say a word about it. I find it a bit ironic that the man who is in the video is a black man, because the original founder of Planned Parenthood, Margaret Sanger, was a racist who wanted to use abortion as a means of wiping out as many blacks as possible. (http://www.blackgenocide.org/sanger.html). Quote: “We should hire three or four colored ministers, preferably with social-service backgrounds, and with engaging personalities. The most successful educational approach to the Negro is through a religious appeal. We don’t want the word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population, and the minister is the man who can straighten out that idea if it ever occurs to any of their more rebellious members.”
When I pause and write posts like this outside the usual items I write about, such as the emergent church movement and all the corrupt teachers in our pulpits and seminaries, it reminds me that all these things share the same common theme. It matters not whether you like to repeat the word “Jesus” over and over again and pretend you are talking to God, or that you support the right of a “woman to choose”, or that you think same sex marriage is compatible with Christianity, or that animals somehow are more important than what God created in His own image. It’s all the same. It is blatant disobedience to God and His holy word, whether you claim to be a Christian or not.
For the Christians, or those professing to be one, judgment is coming sooner than we have ever thought, in my opinion, based on the condition of not only the unbelievers who are in rebellion to God, but the professing believers who are complicit in allowing these ideas and actions to be promulgated unchecked by way of their silence. Judgment starts in God’s house, does it not?
Euthanasia in Holland: http://www.patientsrightscouncil.org/site/hollands-euthanasia-law/
Barbara Wagner: http://abcnews.go.com/Health/story?id=5517492&page=1
Taking A Stand Against Anti-Christian Leaders: http://www.tcunation.com/profiles/blogs/bishop-e-w-jackson-ministers-taking-a-stand