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prov·o·ca·tion - something that provokes, arouses, or stimulates. pant - to long eagerly; yearn. a collection of thoughts intended to provoke and inspire. these posts are hoping to encourage people to think, especially Christians, and pant even harder for the waterbrooks of the Lord. If you are not a believer in Christ Jesus, I welcome your perspective and encourage your investigation on these matters.

Tuesday, March 29, 2005

Redefining Personhood

Next in this saga of culture's despisal of life, there has been this new theory of determining personhood of an individual. Scientists and bio-medical experts and bio-ethicists have now come to say that an individual who is not cognitively active or conscious no longer has personhood; therefore, they are expendable and should not live. To them, they are not really alive. Science and their so-called experts have now arbitrarily determined degrees of existence in order to presume upon an individual a lack of personhood in their estimation. The quesiton comes then, "Who determines whether or not a person possesses personhood or not?" Here's the point: culture and liberals who have dictated culture have made laws that promote the taking of life at its beginning (abortion) and at its end (euthanasia). Now they are wanting to take the life of those whom they determine to not have personhood. And the rights and rule of law is determined arbitrarily in the court system run by amoralists and degenerative ideologs who are bent on the agenda most suitable for death. God has said when a person is a person. He breathed into humans the breath of life, and they became human. A human does not cease to be a human simply because he or she may not have worth or productivity in this life. This thinking is a product of our modern day pragmatism. Life is only worth something if it pays. In the situation of Terri Schiavo, she is a cost to society and no longer considered a person, so let's just starve her to death. And the travesty is that CHRISTIANS ARE GIVING WHOLE-HEARTED APPROVAL OF THIS! Polls have shown the abscence of a moral conscience programmed by the Word of God and dictactes of the sanctity of human life given that all humans are created in the image of God and as a result of that, have ultimate worth among the most conservative Christians and evangelicals. Rather, we are programmed by limited information filtered through a liberal media bias and conformed to the acceptable trends of our time. It is not a matter of usefulness or cost or personhood according to so-called experts in biological and anthropological studies; it is purely a theological matter, and God has spoken on this matter. The personhood of God is stamped on the person of every being, and to take the life of one made in the image of God is to take the Creator's masterpiece and smite the Creator. So what's next on the landscape of death? The poor? The AIDS victims? Or how about even those whom are aliens in thought against the world's system? I don't know, but those who care about life and the sanctity of need to stand up on this hill on which to die upon. For the National Review article, click here: http://www.nationalreview.com/smithw/smith200503290755.asp


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