Still More Monstrous News

Lizzie Scalia comments  on an abortion death cultist who chooses to finish the job of searing her conscience by no longer using euphemism, sophistry and BS to try to hide the fact that she is advocating murder but comes out and says, “Abortion Ends Life?  So What?” and follows it up with an announcement of frank contempt for one of the former pillars of liberalism: the notion of human equality.

Here’s the complicated reality in which we live: All life is not equal.

I hate being right all the time, but I’ve been saying for years that pagan post-Christian culture has been coasting on the fumes of the Christian tradition for decades now, imagining that equality is “self-evident” when, in fact, human equality is a mystical truth revealed by God through Christ.  Get rid of Christ and you very quickly arrive at the brutality of people like this pagan Salon writer, who today is saying of the baby that the strong should do as they please and the weak suffer what they must–but tomorrow will be saying it about all the weak everywhere, born and unborn.

Our punishment for returning to paganism will be the universal condition of paganism: slavery as the norm.  Sin always is its own punishment.  We will be sold the lie of freedom but will get a rich and powerful overclass that reduces the rest of us to slavery and cheap death just as we have opted to reduce the weakest in our culture to it.  God is not mocked and as we sow, so shall we reap–unless we repent.

Or as this oppressive member of the Christian Theocratic Fascist Handmaid’s Tale Cult of the Fetus put it:

  • Subsistent

    Altho human equality may be “a … truth revealed by God through Christ”, and altho equality in *individual* human natures has hardly ever been seriously asserted, I submit that human equality in *specific* human nature is indeed “self-evident” in the sense that it’s philosophically demonstrable independently of public revelation from On High, and also accessible to common sense. Thus the pre-Christian Greek Alcidamas said that all men are equally free, and that nature itself has made no man a slave; and the pre-Christian Hippias said that all men are naturally fellow-citizens.

    • Shauna

      Sorry, what’s your point?

      • Subsistent

        I was defending the American Declaration of Independence in its assertion that the truth that “all men are created equal” is “self-evident”, so to say, to mature common sense, even apart from the Christian revelation.

    • Mark Shea

      You *can* get there with unbaptized reason. But the track record of paganism is not a happy one. Hell, it took Christian civilization centuries of struggle to institutionalize something like a serious belief in human equality. The reality is that this woman’s words are a prelude to slavery.

  • http://patrick-button.blogspot.com/ Patrick Button

    If only the west were really returning to paganism. To convert pagans, all you have to do is cut down their sacred trees and smash their altars. Getting a Christian married to a pagan chieftain like Clovis is another good strategy. Christian missionaries converted entire nations and armies in post-Roman Europe, but the saints of the Dark Ages would be simply ignored by secular modernists.

  • IB Bill

    Lord have mercy on me, a sinner.

    Here is what I think is happening: I think we are entering a period in the history of Western Civilization where it will be increasingly impossible to be indifferent or lukewarm. I know to some extent that’s always been true and since I’ve only been here 50 years, I don’t even know if I’m correct.

    But it seems to me that there is a certain intellectual, moral, and spiritual space that is closing. People are being more and more placed in situations where they are forced to choose between the Gospel and Not the Gospel, and the alleged middle ground — in this case “choice” — is collapsing.

    It reminds me of the Upper West Side liberal protestantism of my parents’ generation — well-read, well-educated, well-organized, well-spoken, productive, faithful people, good people — some were missionaries. Most went in fact from an austere Methodism to something like Unitarianism. They lived in an intellectual and spiritual space that seemed so reasonable. I think it’s because they had all these traditional values and then added some reasonable flexibility. I saw these people recently at a party, and remembered they are wonderful. They just didn’t quite get the power of evil. They lived in this middle ground.

  • http://pavelspoetry.com Pavel Chichikov

    The woman’s name is Mary Elizabeth? Who named her that, and why?

  • http://www.thewordinc.org Kevin O’Brien

    An atheist confidently asserted the same thing to me not long ago – that abortion is clearly killing, but not every human deserves to live. I blog about that here – http://thwordinc.blogspot.com/2013/01/just-kill-it.html

    • Subsistent

      Yeah, but there are atheists and atheists. Mr. Shea himself has adduced the instance of one Nat Hentoff, an atheist “who says he believes we are products of chance yet who fights like a tiger for the life and dignity of unborn children”. (See his article “Eupocrisy” in his own blog “Mark-Shea.com”.)


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