Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Mohler Strikes Again!

Albert Mohler is showing his strength in the "culture war"... This time with some chilling words from Britain.

I will extract the core to set the stage for where I would like to go with this:
"In other words, it is just fine to waste their lives and destroy their human dignity, but it is not fine to 'waste their organs.'

Professor Campbell's moral compass came into clear focus when he quipped: 'I am sure very few of those on the transplant list would rather die than accept an organ from an aborted foetus.'

That may be so, but no morally sane person can deny that the use of some organs would be morally abhorrent. What about the use of organs taken from executed criminals in China? Is it 'a shame to waste their organs?'"
I am (as you should realize by now) only interested in the theology.

Without true theology, people will often resort to pragmatism (all this talk about "waste" - if there is no absolute right or wrong, then "right = efficient / wrong = inefficient").

We see the same arguments in the end of life debate - it is "wasteful" (inefficient) to prolong life, better to kill the old and infirm (life unworthy of life).

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