Human Life – res ipsa loquitor. “This is why” (Part 1)

This is why – three words used by a confident defendant. This is why. A phrase that suggests logic, reason, and a pursuit of truth.

People are opinionated. We all have an opinion. As you clearly see, It’s my opinion that people are opinionated – it may be your opinion that people are not opinionated. Whatever the circumstance, there is a point in a man’s life when he wonders if he has the right opinion. . .

A man may think that he is open minded – that he is open to an abundance of opinions. He may think that he lives by the phrase “to each his own”. . . Permit at story . .

Fred is a creative thinker, and Fred believes in having an open mind. Fred is not mad at religious people or atheist. Buddha, Muhammad, the trees, the sun – worship whatever you want, and think however you’d like. Gay? Straight? That’s fine. Pro-choice? Pro-life? That’s fine too. Fred just want’s everyone to set aside their differences and live harmoniously. You are free to believe what you want! This is Fred’s slogan, and he proclaims it adamantly on all his Instagram feed – he even don’s the occasional T-shirt with the word “Diversity” written on the back. . .

Let’s analyze.

What do you think of Fred’s world view? I would like to hear your thoughts.

I think Fred is a goodhearted fellow. He represents a bit of us all, to some degree or the other. But, there is appears a fundamental flaw in Fred’s thinking pattern. What if a Christian approached Fred, and told him that Jesus Christ is the only way to have everlasting life in heaven, and that without accepting Christ’s sacrifice, and believing in Him, Fred would be cast into Hell when his time on earth is over? How is Fred to respond? Perhaps he smiles, tells the Christian that he’ll think about it, and thanks the gospel preaching man for his time. But, soon after, an atheist walks up and tells Fred that what the Christian said is all a hoax, and that when Fred dies his body will rot will the rest of the deceased – and that’s the end. No heaven, and no hell. Before the day is up, Fred is approached by yet another activist, who explains to Fred that, actually, Islam is the only way to health, happiness, and heaven.

Fred looks at all that has been thrown at him, and wonders what to do. He has been bombarded with several vastly different world views. Fred is tempted to revert to his old slogan, but he realizes that that is foolishness. The truth is, there either is a God, or there isn’t. Either Islam is the way to heaven, or it’s not. Jesus either died for us, or He didn’t.

People get trapped in the idea that what they believe has an affect on what is the truth is. This simply isn’t so. If Fred were to choose Islam, some would say, “right on for you for becoming a part of something, and believing what you want to believe.” But, frankly, Islam either is true, or it isn’t. And, whether Fred chooses that particular religion, has no effect on whether it is true! The same goes for Christ’s death. Because I choose to believe that Jesus died does not mean that Jesus died. He either did, or He did not.

My point? The truth is the truth, and we would all do well to stop chanting about diversity, and rainbows, and start asking – what is the truth! 

If there are a hundred different idea’s about what I am, the reality is that at least 99% percent of those idea’s are completely wrong. Though it is seldom said, this is true about all truly differing world views – if there are a thousand different idea’s about when the world began, at least 99% of them are completely false. . .

God bless, and seek truth.

 

 

Innocent until proven Guilty. Alive until proven Dead

       Babies on trial. A voice for the voiceless. The purpose – fighting for the children yet unborn. There are over 40,000,000 abortions each year. Whether you are for or against abortion, when 40,000,000 lives are on the line . . . well, I’ll say this – we had better be getting this issue right.  

The idea of wanting to be sure people aren’t inadvertently killing 40 million babies every year is (correct me if it’s flawed) a fair thought. Though this is a simple thought, many skew the debate. Woman’s body. Government control. Reproductive rights. Both sides have their persuasions, but it comes down to two reasonably important things – life, and death. Is there any chance the world’s current view about abortion is wrong? Permit a story to clarify. . .

A ranking General tells his men, “We are going to bomb this city to ashes,” his index finger stuck in the center of a map, “Those terrorist must be wiped off the face of the earth!” One of his top intelligence agents quickly objects, “But sir, there’s only a 50 percent chance it won’t still be inhabited by 2 million innocent civilians. They won’t have time to evacuate. Men, woman, and children would all be collateral damage to this decision; surely you can’t expect us to overlook these human lives?”

Whose thinking is more logically sound? The General speaks with passion, but is blinded by his own agenda (be it worthy or not). The Agent voices his concern with the big picture in mind, knowing one shouldn’t overlook such a great risk without further evidence that the operation wont threaten ANY innocent lives.

This story serves as a parallel to the abortion movement. Our country is divided on the practice. Gallup polling shows that over the past years, abortion’s moral approval rating has ebbed and flowed around the 50 percent mark. People supporting abortion state that “no one knows for sure when life begins.” Well, 50 percent of people think that statement is false.

The numbers support that there is a widespread disagreement. However, logically speaking, if you don’t know the answer to the question of when life begins, then you would be the first to stand against anyone taking the risk. Just as the General shouldn’t take the 50/50 gamble, potentially wiping out 2 million civilians, neither should humanity risk the lives of millions of unborn children. Innocent until proven guilty. Alive until proven dead.

Our country (and world) has lost the meaning of logic when dealing with abortion. Caught in the arbitrary idea that abortion falls under the woman’s right to choose, we continue to uphold a practice that is the antonym of logical. Strewn in the left vs. right, liberal vs. conservative, we throw out logic and speak with nothing but empty emotionalism. Logic. Facts. Truth. This is what the world needs.

Fight for truth, not victory.