Skip to comments.Without Religious Morals and Values, Abortion on Demand Would Flourish
Posted on 08/27/2013 4:15:14 AM PDT by Morgana
Washington, DC (LiveActionNews) In The Coming of the Third Reich, hailed by the Atlantic Monthly as the definitive English-language account, Cambridge historian Richard Evans outlines the various philosophies which undergirded the Nazi regime.
Among many others, he points to thinkers such as Ernst Haeckel, who openly advocated killing the mentally ill, and Alfred Ploetz, who believed a panel of doctors should attend every birth to determine if the baby was fit to live. As Evans proceeds to explain,
Such a technocratically rationalistic approach to population management presupposed an entirely secular, instrumental approach to morality. Christian precepts such as the sanctity of marriage and parenthood, or the equal value of every being endowed with an immortal soul, were thrown out of the window .Fundamentally, racial hygiene was born of a new drive for society to be governed by scientific principles irrespective of all other considerations. (p. 38)
Today, the racial component of such an ideology has been swept away, but the drive for a society governed by scientific principles irrespective of religious dogma remains strong.
In recent months, attempts have been made in America to outlaw the medical procedure described below:
These attempts have been met with furious opposition. Often, this opposition is based upon the belief that religious dogma should not have any influence on legislation. Perhaps the crudest expression of this view was presented by the young girl pictured below.
Way too young to be saying things like this
However, there is an obvious problem with such an approach: if we reject Christian precepts and rely only upon scientific principles, late-term abortion is not the only activity that becomes permissible.
As an engineer in the aerospace industry, I had the opportunity to see some very large and expensive scientific instruments. I remember in particular standing inside the largest wind tunnel in the world, located at NASAs Ames Research Center. In all my work, however, I never encountered an apparatus capable of measuring right and wrong. Moral values cannot be measured in a laboratory, only causal relationships. In other words, science tells us which actions produce which results. But which results should be preferred? Which actions are permissible? Science can give no answer to such questions.
If we reject the notion that all human beings have intrinsic and inestimable value, we cannot object to the procedure described in the video above. But neither can we object to the procedures described by Ernst Haeckel and Alfred Ploetz. In short, a morality based only upon scientific principles is a morality without bounds. If we believe we can build a humane and compassionate society upon the same presupposition which undergirded National Socialism, we are gravely mistaken.
Without God’s moral law, there is no law whatsoever.
Apart from a transcendent God there can be no such thing as an objective morality, only personal preference and social convention.
And Obamacare has been engineered to the same goals as the government will decide who lives or dies.
At the risk of being branded as a right wing threat to humanity, let me say “Amen.”
No, not really.
... but the drive for a society governed by scientific principles irrespective of religious dogma remains strong.
Maybe ... but if so, it's a drive for a society governed by the concept of "scientific principles," not by actual, experimental, cause-and-effect scientific knowledge. In other words, it's a drive for a society governed by the religious dogma of "sciency-ism," rather than by Judeo-Christian principles.
Bill would let non-physicians perform abortions -- Nurse practitioners, certified nurse midwives and physician assistants could perform a type of early abortion under a bill approved Monday by the state Senate, leaving the measure one step from the governor. Don Thompson Associated Press Michael Gardner UT San Diego$ Laurel Rosenhall in the Sacramento Bee$ -- 8/27/13
Bill to protect mountain lions heads to governor -- A proposed law to prevent the needless killing of mountain lions by state wardens cleared the Legislature on Monday and now awaits the approval of Gov. Jerry Brown. Aaron Kinney in the San Jose Mercury -- 8/27/13
You are worth many sparrows but I guess in California humans are not worth as much as a mountain lion.
Thank you! Something’s don’t make sense, thank God for his grace
Scientism rather than science. We will get more instances like the decision—by a majority vote—to pronounce homosexuality not longer a mental illness, even though there had been no scientific evidence to support declaring it an illness in the first place.
I think we’ll see more government policies that ignore genuine scientific data, such as the data that say average temperatures are falling, in order to support the religion of Scientistickiness.
They give it away when they say that people have to “believe in science.” Genuine science doesn’t require faith.