This blog deals with issues pertaining to natural dignity and worth that all humanity deserves under the Lordship of Jesus Christ. It deals with topics pertinent to Christian living and faith.
“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
Wednesday, March 23, 2016
"PROGRESSIVES" ON THE VALUE OF LIFE
Within certain media
and academic circles the term “progressive” is used to describe policy makers
and politicians who promote agendas typically attributed to liberal causes.
It’s a curious description that is used to cast a positive light on favoured or
fashionable ideological perspective. Conservative views are often described with
derogatory labels such as right-wing (or even ‘extremist’) by secular media or
Sooner or later, the
question must be asked: What is the progressives’ definition of progress? What
do they want society to progress toward and how will we know when we get there?
What will the progressive ideal world look like? Well, we can get some indication
of their world by the things they espouse or decry. On moral issues,
progressives consistently reject the previous moral consensus of western
Christian civilization that served as the foundation of human advancement
throughout the past thousand years.
For example, I have noticed
that progressives tend to favour and espouse assisted suicide for the dying, incurably
sick and disabled. They euphemistically call it ‘choice in dying’. It will
become a legal option in Canada beginning in June 2016. Notice the terminology
has shifted from ‘physician assisted suicide’
to ‘physician aid in dying’ to make killing sound compassionate. The new phrase
is inaccurate and deceptive. Palliative
care is physician aid in dying; it alleviates
suffering rather than killing the patient. In the past few weeks another
phrase has emerged to broaden the scope of assisted suicide: Medical aid in
dying. This can encompass nurses. After all, it will often be nurses who give
lethal injections, under the doctor’s orders.
assisted suicide is, as I said earlier, a
rejection of previous western Christian civilization and Common Law that has discouraged or
punished assisted suicide going back centuries. So the progressive view of
the world will include helping the dying, physically and mental ill, and
disabled people ― the weakest and most vulnerable citizen ― kill themselves if
they become suicidal. Why should this
Canada's activist Supreme Court
Struck down abortion law (1988)
and law against assisted suicide (2015)
Decades ago, Progressives
in Parliament and the Supreme Court imposed unfettered freedom to choose
abortion for unwanted or inconvenient pregnancies despite the fact that
abortion has been considered a moral evil since the first century. Again this was a rejection of
that previous moral consensus of western Christian civilization. It has resulted in
millions of unborn children being killed before they ever saw the light of day.
So we see that the
progressives’ new world abandons and kills society’s most vulnerable under the guise
of what they euphemistically call “freedom to choose” death for oneself or another
The weakest and most defeated
of society pay the highest price for progressives’ version of progress. I am
one of the sick and disabled the progressives are willing to kill. It
appears to me that their progress is actual regress into a barbaric Dark
Age. Their utopia may well prove to be hell on earth for the sick and disabled,
or unwanted children yet to be born. They have led us down the wrong moral road! We must turn back! The hour is late and darkness is descending.
C.S. Lewis said,
all want progress, but if you're on the wrong road, progress means doing an
about-turn and walking back to the right road; in that case, the man who turns
back soonest is the most progressive.”
is the right moral road? The right road follows a well-worn path established by
the Ancient of Days. We will know it by taking our queue from the Scriptures
and Sacred Traditions articulated so clearly and beautifully by the Catholic
Church. If there is death with dignity it rests in Christ not poison or the end
of a needle. In Christ we can find genuine life with dignity even when life is
at its end. In Christ we will discover that the end of this life is just the
beginning of eternal life.
Christians must stand up at this critical juncture in time to warn Canadian
society it has taken the wrong road. Society must turn around and go back to the
right road where true progress can be resumed once again.
Do not be discouraged if your warnings meet with limited success in turning people toward the
right road. Canada’s death affirming culture will find it hard to understand
the life affirming message found in Christian morality. Jesus told us that the
road that leads to Him is narrow and few find it (Matthew 7:13-14). Even so, we
are still called to point the way. Christ calls all humanity to himself.
Proclaim the value of
every life. Evangelical and Catholic citizens, demand care and protection of all who are in
danger of being killed or killing themselves!