Knowledge is a deadly friend
If no one sets the rules.
The fate of all mankind I see
Is in the hands of fools.
--King Crimson (1970's rock band). "Epitaph"
"The position that allows abortion also allows infanticide under some circumstances. . . . If we accept abortion, we do need to rethink some of those more fundamental attitudes about human life."
“Human babies are not born self-aware or capable of grasping their lives over time. They are not persons. Hence their lives would seem to be no more worthy of protection than the life of a fetus."
"After ruling our thoughts and our decisions about life and death for nearly two thousand years, the traditional Western ethic has collapsed."
--Dr. Peter Singer, PhD., Professor of Bioethics, Princeton University
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Dr. Peter Singer, who holds the distinguished Ira W. deCamp Chair of Bio-Ethics at Princeton University, has for years now been preaching that human infants are in fact not really human persons at all, and that choosing to “abort” members of this class of tiny sub-humans should not be considered immoral.or unethical. Singer, a “speciesist” and former Greens-party candidate who lost his grandparents in the Nazi concentration camps, champions animal liberation, but seems to have a problem with babies... whether they are in utero pre-borns or not.
Singer has borrowed a page from Margaret Sanger's 1930's Darwinian Eugenics Songbook and has jazzed up the score for the more...(ahem)... “sophisticated” modern ear . Dr. Singer has been singing his radical and discordant tune for some time, but recently his song has been getting more air time. His views are now considered “respectable”. They are esteemed by more and more within the cloistered intelligentsia, the ivory-towered class.
Apparently, the pagan beat of ancient Molech is making a comeback.
Recently (February 2012) in an article printed in the prestigious “Journal of Medical Ethics”, two scholars, Francesca Minerva and Alberto Giubilini, echoed Dr. Singer's thoughts. In the introductory abstract of the paper, they summarized their learned position this way:
“Abortion is largely accepted even for reasons that do not have anything to do with the fetus’ health. By showing that (1) both fetuses and newborns do not have the same moral status as actual persons, (2) the fact that both are potential persons is morally irrelevant and (3) adoption is not always in the best interest of actual people, the authors argue that what we call ‘after-birth abortion’ (killing a newborn) should be permissible in all the cases where abortion is, including cases where the newborn is not disabled.”
When Roe v. Wade became law in 1973, the stage was set. And now, a mere four decades later, the key to Pandora's box has been snatched once and for all from the hands of Moses by “enlightened” Humanism's secular rebel reasoners who once, in a fit of chemically induced Naturalism, naively frolicked in the New York fields of Woodstock in 1969.
And so, the Singer-Sanger road show is on. The “bio-ethical” New Age Aquarian “free love”code of utilitarian ethics has evolved and now has taken center stage. The amps have been turned way, way up. Singer's sordid bandwagon, has hit the slippery down-slope of a-morality and is now careening blindly toward confusion, chaos and eventually tyranny .
Innocent babies may usually be the first “sub-humans” to be sacrificed to idol reason and her hand-maiden, nihilistic humanism, but if history teaches us anything, they are very rarely ever the last.....
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“Dr. Singer May Be Singing”
(But That's Molech on the Drums)
See that baby in the corner?
Her life won't be as it should!
I can tell she'll be a problem...
Yes, ma'am, it's just understood!
She's not really quite a “person”;
And we're sure she's unaware.
Her life may not be worth living...
Let's “abort” and show we care.
She's just not what we'd call “human”...
She's not really at that stage.
“Cute” enough, but just not “with it”...
Clueless and quite disengaged.
She has no real moral standing...
Not just yet,..... and that's the glitch!
She's no diff'rent than a tomcat,
Or some little mongrel bitch.
We'll decide for you what's “human”...
When a “what” becomes a “who”!
On these shifting sands of reason,
Moral Law we may undo.
“Higher Law” has been disproven...
Ma'am we know about these things!
We've been schooled in Bio-Ethics,
Singing songs that Singer sings!
Listen to that song of Singer.....
(Margaret Sanger sang it, too).
If that melody's familiar,
Maybe you should ask the Jew.
Prophet Orwell also heard it,
And at last now.... here it comes!
Peter Singer may be singing,
But that's Molech on the drums.
Hear the downbeat?... That's Eugenics,
Euthanasia's Rhythm Band.
Heart of Mengele's still beating
On the stage of shifting sand.
Margaret Sanger's singing back-up
That's Kevorkian on bass...
Moral Chaos dancing proudly
Mask of sneering grin in place.
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Lord, we know the score's demonic...,
Simply Molech's ancient song;
Conscience whispers, “This is Evil!”
Still, we all just hum along.
Lord, have mercy! Please forgive us!
By your Spirit, Heaven sent....
Help us see this darkness in us;
And our need, Lord, to repent.
Help us understand the message
Penned in Romans chapter three.....
By your Word, Lord, there convict us!
Take us then to Calvary.
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"[Naturalism's]....attempted murder not of persons but of personhood, not of humans but of humanness itself. Naturalism will not succeed in its quest to kill. That does not mean it is not trying." --Tom Gilson
“The materialist and reductionist vision of the world favored by consistent Darwinists—what I have been calling “value” or “normative” nihilism—is gaining ground with the public at an alarming rate. If it isn’t effectively challenged, our very humanity may be at risk.”
--James Barham, philosopher
“Jesus said, 'Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.'” (Luke 23:34)