Do you think this child should be alive?
How about this one? Would you have told its mother it should not be allowed to live, that her life would be fuller without it?
Would you approach her now and say children like hers should not be born?
Well, few people would likely be that rude. But if they were truthful, that is the attitude in the heart of a very high percentage of people these days. How can I say a thing like that? Well, if our choices are truly indicative of what we really believe, then, judging by their choices, somewhere around 90% of adults of childbearing age believe such children should not be allowed to live. These babies have Down Syndrome. If you think eugenics died with the Third Reich, think again. It is alive and well in the hearts of anyone not willing to love and nurture those who are weaker, those with special needs. How is a world of people not willing to love and care for the delicate and fragile among us a better world for anyone?
Take a moment to read Al Mohler's thoughts on the disappearance of Down Syndrome people.
I'll begin with a quote from my husband: "Trust me, you really don't want to know all of what big rig drivers do while behind the wheel!"
Okay, point taken. But how do you feel about the idea of the driver of that big 18-wheeler passing you on the highway sending a text message? They don't seem to have a problem with it.
"Truly, I say to you, all sins will be forgiven the children of man, and whatever blasphemies they utter, but whoever blasphemes against the Holy Spirit never has forgiveness, but is guilty of an eternal sin..." Mark 3:28
In my experience, that passage is one that strikes fear in the hearts of Christians and non-Christians alike. I doubt there's a Christian pastor who's ever lived who hasn't been approached on several occasions by men and women terrified at the prospect that they may have committed the "unpardonable sin".
There's a move afoot, however, to put a stop to that sort of thing. And it's not what you might be thinking. If you haven't heard about it already, let me announce to you "International Blasphemy Day". Al Mohler, once again, has the story, and a fine Christian response to it.