Friday, February 6, 2009

Duty to Die

Albert Mohler has been writing a series of posts on the type of reasoning that permits abortion. He has some excellent points in part four.

As always, Mohler gets right to the point:
"the Germans actually had a medical philosophy - Lebensunwerten Lebens - 'life unworthy of life'"
This is a point I have even heard from people who claim to be Christians! That these babies are better off murdered than to live an unhappy life.

Mohler takes the next step:
"the 'right to die' became a 'duty to die'"
I am reminded of a Star Trek the Next Generation episode.

There was a planet whose star was about to go nova. The planet had a mandatory euthanasia policy, and the lead scientist on the project to halt the nova was nearing the age limit.

At first, the crew convinces him to seek asylum, and continue his work. A tearful plea from his daughter convinces him to be killed. At the end of the episode, the planet is destroyed by the nova.

"all they that hate me love death" Proverbs 8:36

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