America’s altar of convenience

It seems that the detestable act of abortion is quickly morphing itself into yet another detestable notion: infanticide.

If words and phrases mean anything, how then can the words “ethics” and “infanticide” be used in the same sentence or paragraph?

According to an article in the UK Telegraph, the Journal of Medical Ethics published an article by Alberto Giubilini and Francesca Minerva that argued the virtue of killing newborns.

So now we have it: we’ve gone from the morally acceptable practice of killing a baby in the womb to promoting the murder of a human being because she is within a predetermined period of time since her birth.

Where to next?

This seems to fit well with the sometimes-discussed notion that within ObamaCare is the idea of death panels — a committee who’s purpose includes deciding when a human being is no longer beneficial to society because they are too old to make a difference. Now we have purported “experts” arguing in a major medical journal (the article, or at least its abstract, is no longer available online) that children post delivery can be killed simply because… you fill in the reason.

What God has to say

Offering to Molech (illustration from the 1897...

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A reading and understanding of the Bible shows how God feels about this kind of practice.

Child sacrifice may have been common in the days of Moses, Aaron and Ezekiel, but God still called it “detestable.” In fact God commanded Moses to instruct Israel to punish people with death if they offered their children as a sacrifice to Molech (Lev. 20;1-5). Molech, according to Old Testament scholars, was an Ammonite diety worshipped by the nations surrounding Israel. This false god was also worshipped by Israelites, which didn’t sit well with God. I’d argue that it still doesn’t!

In short, the practice of worship to Molech included the killing of children on an altar of fire. According to Isaiah 30, these rituals took place in the valley of Ben-Hinnom, outside of Jerusalem.

Modern day child sacrifice

While we don’t burn our children at the stake in an attempt to appease Molech anymore, we’ve simply exchanged an altar of fire for an altar of convenience. That’s all abortion is — a convenient method of sacrificing children for selfish reasons. Nevertheless, the results are the same: children are slaughtered and God can’t be pleased.

Isn’t it ironic in a day where we worship our own enlightenment (another false god, perhaps?) that we’ve “progressed” from simply binding our children on a flaming altar to chemically burning them, tearing them limb from limb while still in the womb, and otherwise murdering the most innocent among us?

How can we (or is it even possible given the proclivity of man towards debauchery and other heinous acts) develop a sense of holy respect for life? I once heard a radio program where abortion was discussed and one person suggested that legislating against abortion may not be the answer because laws are broken constantly. Instead, he argued (and I tend to agree), that the discussion should be on the tenets of life and its sanctity, and convincing mankind to view all life accordingly. Whether we are killing children in the womb, or hours after their birth as suggested as morally acceptable in the recent medical journal article, or that we’re murdering the elderly because someone, somewhere has determined that the elderly have no legitimate and worthwhile use in society anymore, we must promote the God-ordained idea that all life is sacred and that our desire to pick and choose the worthy among us is a lot like the practices of Adolf Hitler and the Nazis, which still today we rightfully view as horrific and heinous.


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