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Sunday, May 27, 2012

Define Your Terms!

In modern society, there are many new phases and phrases of "expressing ourselves". There are also many new open forms of behaviour - not merely tolerated, nor even accepted, but promoted and taught by subtlety, blatantly and through constant, thorough inculcation.

Most of these began in the last century. From 1,900 years of fairly slow changing, there has been a sudden rush of things generally considered "unacceptable" being promoted in the highest degree.

Most of these are not really "human rights-centred", as much as being "me-centred". Not as much about correcting incorrect morality - such as the freeing of slaves - as about ensuring the comfort of individuals, which has now enforced the point of freedom of speech so harshly that most of the liberties it grants are curtailed.

For example, you are allowed, encouraged and firmly supported to announce that you are gay/homosexual. Even if I like you and am your friend, I am not allowed to say that I do not approve of homosexuality as an entity - even in the friendliest of manner. Otherwise, I am jumped on by all the gay and political parties, hauled up before the media to laugh at and be scorned for hate-crime and homophobia (? really? I'm scared of gays?) and possibly arrested and sentenced for hate-crime.


Some topics are still boiling points, but without twisting the law (which has been done in some cases), there still remains a form of freedom of speech for those of us who disagree to express our opinion.

However, this post is not really for me to rant on my stand and rave against others on a well-discussed and much-used topic. I just want to examine a couple of terms.


Abortion.

Abortion is the choice of a mother to terminate her pregnancy if the child is considered to be unfit for survival in the outside world, or simply if unwanted by either the parents or the state.

Euthanasia.

Euthanasia is the choice of a person or of the nearest people to them to end their lives if they feel unable to continue living. "The deliberate killing of a person for the benefit of that person," usually chosen by the person who dies, or by the people around them if they can no longer cope with them.

Murder.

Murder is the unlawful killing, with malice aforethought, of another human, and generally this state of mind distinguishes murder from other forms of unlawful homicide (such as manslaughter). As the loss of a human being inflicts enormous grief upon the individuals close to the victim, as well as the fact that the commission of a murder is highly detrimental to the good order within society, most societies both present and in antiquity have considered it a most serious crime worthy of the harshest of punishment. In most countries, a person convicted of murder is typically given a long prison sentence, possibly a life sentence where permitted, and in some countries, the death penalty may be imposed for such an act — though this practice is becoming less common.[1] In most countries, there is no statute of limitations for murder (no time limit for prosecuting someone for murder). A person who commits murder is called a murderer.[2] (quote: Wikipedia, link provided.)


So. Murder is unlawful killing, with malicious forethought, of another human. The other human's rights to live are not weighed in the balance, their plans, dreams and hopes ignored, the life they have lived totally uncared for. Or might have lived.

Or - are abortion and euthanasia different because they are lawful killings, with little to no malicious forethought? It's simply a matter of convenience - for the mother, for the killed or their relatives.

But then - if you raise a generation on unshakeable belief that they are an accident of fate, then who cares who lives and who dies?
"The gods may roll a dice, their minds as cold as ice, and someone way down here loses someone dear." (quote: The Winner Takes It All, by ABBA)

Then why are suicide and murder considered wrong? Because they are not considerate of the person who dies or of the people around them.
And abortion and euthanasia? They are acceptable simply because of the convenience to the people around the one who dies. Who thinks about the child sucked into fragmented pieces by a vaccuum? Who thinks about the burnt and swollen little body that comes out from a saline solution, burned to death - but sometimes comes out still alive and is left to die? Who thinks about the eternal souls of those babies and the victim of the ASSISTED suicide? (Sorry, I realised that suicide is wrong and if I insert assisted before the word, it is apparently acceptable.)
No one - because we are accidents of fate. Who says they have a soul?

God.

There is no such thing as God?

He said that you'd say that. What's more, He said that you'd laugh at Him.

Psalm 14:1-3 : The fool has said in his heart, “There is no God.” They are corrupt, they have committed abominable deeds; there is no one who does good.
The LORD has looked down from heaven upon the sons of men to see if there are any who understand, who seek after God.
They have all turned aside, together they have become corrupt; there is no one who does good, not even one.

2 Peter 3:3-7 : Know this first of all, that in the last days mockers will come with their mocking, following after their own lusts, and saying, “Where is the promise of His coming? For ever since the fathers fell asleep, all continues just as it was from the beginning of creation.”
For when they maintain this, it escapes their notice that by the word of God the heavens existed long ago and the earth was formed out of water and by water, through which the world at that time was destroyed, being flooded with water. But by His word the present heavens and earth are being reserved for fire, kept for the day of judgment and destruction of ungodly men.

And what if I'm wrong?

"I'm a chap who always liked to know the worst and then put the best face I can on it. So I won't deny any of what you said. But there's one thing more to be said, even so. Suppose we have only dreamed, or made up, all those things--trees and grass and sun and moon and stars and Aslan himself. Suppose we have. Then all I can say is that, in that case, the made-up things seem a good deal more important than the real ones. Suppose this black pit of a kingdom of yours is the only world. Well, it strikes me as a pretty poor one. And that's a funny thing when you come to think of it. We're just babies making up a game, if you're right. But four babies playing a game can make a play-world which licks your real world hollow. That's why I'm going to stand by the play-world. I'm on Aslan's side even if there isn't any Aslan to lead it. I'm going to live as like a Narnian as I can even if there isn't any Narnia." ~ Puddleglum in 'The Silver Chair' by C.S. Lewis


Finally, to conclude, I'd just like to consider one more thing.

Many people know of Adolf Hitler and the Second World War fought from 1939-1945. The majority of humanity deplored his crimes and his murders of people who - did not agree with his state regime? Who - were locked away, in concentration camps? The Final Solution, involving the murder of millions of Jews, Russians, gays, Jehovah's Witnesses and other minority groups is generally considered wrong - and rightly so.

Few people like to focus on what it took, and the lives that it cost, to bring Britain and her allies to fight the Nazi power. We sold out Austria, the Czech Sudentenland, Czechoslovakia and Danzig before the Nazis entered Poland, and at which final point we realised that Germany was really not going to stop and WE were threatened.


Hitler came to power in 1933. He began his rule by locking up all who opposed his rules, opinions and what he stood for as a political party. Those who stood up for minority groups. Yes.

But the ethnic cleansing didn't just begin there.

It began with the clearing out of the mental homes, the abuse and gassing of helpless physical and mental disabled people and the elderly, as burdens to the state, not worth the quality of life, costing the state money. It began with forced sterilisation and abortion if a child or its parents were deemed to be not physically or mentally fit of bearing a child compatible with the Nazi super-ideal (which was created from the idea of selective breeding to create a demi-god - brought on by the study of evolution).

Who stood up against them then, Britain, America and France?


Ah...but I forget. America was introducing in some areas its own sterilisation process. Who wants to condemn Germany for doing the same?
Yes, we hear about the glories of the war, and the terrible facts of it. But just underneath are more facts - facts that lived in Germany, and later Austria, the Sudentenland, Czechoslovakia and Danzig for FIVE YEARS before anyone figured Hitler was enough of a threat to start stopping him.

Britain had five years to prepare for a war. And didn't. Not even with the Spanish civil war, part funded and supported by Germany, just across their borders.
Oh, we had reason...twenty years after the last war, we didn't want to see that our little secure way of life could be threatened again. We closed our eyes and ears to the suffering, not because we didn't know, not because we couldn't hear, but because we didn't want to know.

Hear no evil, see no evil, speak no evil. We had no objections to Germany as long as we allowed ourselves to know nothing of the crimes.

...Crimes?

Oops...

We're doing the same today.

Abortion.

Euthanasia.

And the abuse of the feeble.

God help us.

"Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it." ~George Santayana

~Mademoiselle Siân