Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Death for One, Death for All

Washington State has on it's ballot this year Initiative 1000, the "Death with Dignity" proposal. The commercials state that those who oppose this initiative are Pastors from out of state and they not only want to deny our rights to choose how we die but they also want to stop our "reproductive rights." Well, I'm no pastor and while I was not born in Washington, I have lived here more than half of my life. Does that count? Because I have a few things to say about the subject:

  1. Reproductive Rights: I don't think any of us want to deny them the "choice" to reproduce. It's their desire to kill the child of the act of reproduction that is so wrong. They don't want to live with the consequences of their actions and think that this will absolve them of the responsibility. The innocent child does not get to choose.
  2. Death with Dignity: The victim here does make the "choice" but why? For the convenience of others? So as not to be a further burden on family members, friends, insurance companies, or the government? They make the choice once a doctor has told them they have only so many days to live. Their pain can be mitigated but that deadline scares them into taking things into their own hands. But how accurate is it? Doctors try to predict when we will be born but they are rarely accurate. What is their accuracy rate for our death date? A determined person will commit suicide but this law will absolve those responsible of any guilt, supposedly.
In both cases, the individual is setting themselves up to be like God. It is Him that they want to deny.

For God knows that in the day you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil."
(Genesis 3:5 NKJV)

Why is it that the left is so ready to keep us from killing the enemy of Liberty in war or the perpetrator of a violent crime with capital punishment but want the right to kill the weak and innocent child and the weak and sickly individual?

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