“Our once great western Christian civilization is dying. If this matters to followers of Jesus Christ, then we must set aside our denominational differences and work together to strengthen the things that remain and reclaim what has been lost. Evangelicals and Catholics must stand together to re-establish that former Christian culture and moral consensus. We have the numbers and the organization but the question is this: Do we have the will to win this present spiritual battle for Jesus Christ against secularism? Will we prayerfully and cooperatively work toward a new Christian spiritual revival ― or will we choose to hunker down in our churches and denominationalisms and watch everything sink into the spiritual and moral abyss of a New Dark Age?” - Mark Davis Pickup

Monday, May 21, 2012


It is so important that we commit ourselves as individuals, families, communities and nations to ensuring no human life is destroyed, left behind or abandoned.  To give in and give up on any human being is an offence against the interdependence of collective community. Granted, we can not govern the outcome of every situation but we can govern how we respond to each situation.
Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson said something about the purpose of government that could/should be adapted to govern bioethics.

I would like to see the following motto be adopted for the study and practice of bioethics at every university and hospital then posted on all bioethicists' office walls:

The care and protection of human life, and not its destruction, is the only legitimate role of bioethics. [1]

Mark Davis Pickup

[1] The quote attributed to Thomas Jefferson: "The care of human life and happiness, and not its destruction, is the first and only object of good government."

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