As I watch the happenings of this world, I wonder why people obsessed and incensed about some events and totally ignore others.
For instance, there has been a great deal of conflict generated because of recent events in Oregon. Many believe that withholding the right to own firearms is the only solution to the problem of madmen (and women) gunning down innocents. They claim that by limiting access to weapons, specifically guns, there will be greater peace and happiness in the world. While there is limited data to prove either side of the story, those who are against gun ownership for individuals are using these tragedies to bolster their “case” for revoking 2nd Amendment rights.
|The root of all evil in some people's eyes.|
On the other hand, many of these same citizens are shamefully silent when the spotlight shines on millions of unborn babies who are aborted each year in this country. Those practicing this form of death like to claim that life is not viable until at least 16 weeks. Even if that were true, and it isn’t, what about all the “late-term” (after 16 weeks) deaths that take place in Planned Parenthood and other facilities? There are more deaths generated in those places than all the “mass-shootings” combined in the U.S. each and every year.
So what’s the difference between these two methods of death?
Why are so many people up in arms about protecting innocents from guns but only a much maligned group seem to be concerned about protecting innocents from forceps and other medical implements that tear lives apart?
I’m reminded of a circumstance in the Old Testament when Josiah— raised in an environment of idolatry that required infant sacrifice to false gods – became king at a very young age. The experience of watching his father’s violate the worship of God had such an impact on Josiah that when he became king of Israel he outlawed such practices and tried to bring the people back to the worship of Jehovah.
|Josiah destroys the idols of wickedness.|
Our society is much like apostate Israel in the days of the kings. So many things that are good have been declared evil and innumerable practices that would have brought on rebellion from the righteous in years past have become accepted. Selfishness and self-aggrandizement are the norm and the rights of the unborn, weak, and humble are devalued by the rage of the world.
The anger towards violence that raises the hue and cry of so many when it comes to gun attacks is completely absent when the topic of millions of dead babies is broached. Instead, there is justification because of the “rights of women” to control their own bodies (and other such nonsense).
Whatever happened to controlling bodies before inviting new life into this world?
Thus, my question is:
What is the difference between killing hundreds of people with guns in groups and killing, one at a time, MILLIONS of people with drugs, medical tools and other means?
Both end up dead!!
Both circumstances are violent and abhorrent!!
I wonder if Kelsey Grammer’s shirt isn’t right.
|Would this stop those who hate babies? I doubt it.|
If abortionists were required to use guns to do their dirty work, maybe we could stop the infanticide.