Although abortion is a hot-button topic due to the debate over whether a human death is involved or not, the ramifications of abortion or the right-to-life are far more reaching than ever discussed in the mainstream media. As such, this article is not about why abortion is wrong. If the reader is interested in a concise and easy read about the moral bankruptcy of child-murder, they can read an article I wrote on the subject a short while back. Rather, this article is about the more dangerous consequences of solely granting the right-to-life.
Of course, when approaching the topic of abortion, the intelligent and learned Left is generally (yet unmentionably) aware of one major problem: that repealing the ability of a woman to kill her children would have the effect of nearly exponentially increasing the number of Black–and mostly illegitimate– children in the West, the fear of which prompted the creation of abortion rights groups such as Planned Parenthood (who specifically targeted Black communities with access to “choice”). Even popular liberal books such as Freakonomics have unabashedly stated that the decline in violence levels in the US were predominantly due to the abortions of the 1970′s and 1980′s, but didn’t care to mention that an overwhelming number of abortions involved Black children. Actually, the Black abortion rate is ridiculously higher than the White abortion rate, and has always been. (more…)
Conservatives have been taking a lot of flack over the past few decades for an “intolerant” stance on sexuality–including both homosexuality and promiscuous heterosexuality–and to be quite honest they’re losing the battle. In this writer’s opinion, they’re losing for more than one reason, but particularly due to one: that they’re incapable of explaining the concept of evil to reasonable people. As such, this writer has undertaken the task of presenting the concept of evil as it relates to sexual perversions, borrowing heavily from C.S. Lewis’s modern ethical masterpiece “Mere Christianity.”
So what is evil? Well, without even determining exactly what moral codes are, we can understand that good exists independently of evil, but that evil’s existence is completely dependent upon good. For instance, no person–regardless of how many times they’ve watched The Fifth Element–could possibly believe that an act of evil is committed purely for evil’s sake. The pursuit of sexual satisfaction, financial stability, and peace are all good things, but if they’re pursued through rape, cheating, or killing all your political rivals, then the pursuit of those good things becomes evil. Simply put, evil can only exist if good things are pursued the wrong way. Even acts of cruelty are committed by people seeking some sort of tangibly good–yet wrongly pursued–effect, be it sexual satisfaction or a feeling of “justice.” (more…)
Looking back on the New Testament, one of the most confusing and difficult commandments Jesus gave is the call to resist retaliation. He said in the book of Matthew, “You have heard that it was said, ‘An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.’ But I tell you not to resist an evil person. But whoever slaps you on your right cheek, turn the other to him also. If anyone wants to sue you and take away your tunic, let him have your cloak also. And whoever compels you to go one mile, go with him two. Give to him who asks you, and from him who wants to borrow from you do not turn away.”
In short, Jesus seems to command us to not seek retribution for wrongdoings, ranging from physical assault to lawsuits to legal unfairness, covering the whole gamut of uncomfortable things that nobody likes to have happen to them. At face value, taken in its most radical and consistent sense, that means you can’t even spank your kid. (more…)