Sunday, December 07, 2008


This past Friday a state District court in Montana ruled in favor of physician assisted suicide. From the wires:

"Montana's First District Court Judge Dorothy McCarter, the Associated Press reports, declared in the case of Baxter et al. v. Montana that mentally competent, terminally ill Montanans may self-administer life-ending medication and that doctors who prescribe such medications need not fear criminal prosecution"

The quotes are self explanatory as to the ideology behind all of this. Robert Baxter 75, who suffers from leukemia and brought the lawsuit;

"It's always been a very important thing with me," says Baxter in Compassion & Choices Magazine. "I've just watched people suffer so badly when they died, and it goes on every day. You can just see it in their eyes: 'Why am I having to go through this terrible part of my life, when we do it for animals? We put them out of their misery.'

"I just feel if we can do it for animals," Baxter said, "we can do it for human beings."

"A mentally competent, terminally ill Montanan should have the right to choose a peaceful death, when confronted by death," Kathryn Tucker, Compassion & Choices director of legal affairs.

Attorney Mark Connell, who filed the suit on Baxter's behalf, told the Bozeman Daily Chronicle, "The question in our minds is whether the Montana State Constitution's explicit guarantees of privacy and human dignity give the patient the choice to decide how his life is going to end."

It further propagates the culture of death that we live in. Life is further devalued in this ruling, which makes it easier to discard. This is the consequence of a society that has no regard for God. Once God has been ignored, and marginalized, once God has been discarded, all bets are off. There is an increasing lack of order and rule, along with the cheapening of life. We ought not be surprised, but in fact we all should be preparing for the battles ahead. It will not be long before this culture will goose step down the road of a perfect race. Once God is gone and life has no value, the next casualty will be the weak and infirmed. Those who are mentally or physically challenged. It will be presented as doing them a favor, in not allowing them to live in such a painful disabled life.

Regardless of the many great stories like Joni Erikson Tada, there will an elimination of the weak. After that there will be an elimination of those who do not look like culture says they are supposed to. As Hitler sought a blond haired blue eyed super race, so a culture of new Hitlers will seek to do the same. Though the description of what is perfect might have changed, the methods, goals and ideology will be the same. And as they say in Montana, it is just like is done to animals, putting them out of their misery. The problem here is most people have no idea of the real misery that is on the way!

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pastor tom