Friday, April 03, 2009

LIFE! STAND FOR IT!!


The Dignitas clinic, based in a Zurich apartment has assisted in over 100 deaths in Switzerland, and now they have officially arrived to where anyone with any sanity knew these places would. Yes, they are now going to "assist" in the suicide of a perfectly healthy human being who cannot stand the thought of living without their terminally ill spouse. The founder of this clinic Ludwig Minelli described suicide as a “marvellous opportunity” that should not be restricted to the terminally ill or people with severe disabilities. Here is Minelli on the idea of someone needing to be terminally ill to qualify for this procedure;

“It is not a condition to have a terminal illness. Terminal illness is a British obsession. As a human rights lawyer I am opposed to the idea of paternalism. We do not make decisions for other people. We should have a nicer attitude to suicide, saying suicide is a very good possibility to escape.”

So there you have it, suicide defined as a "very good possibility to escape". If you do not want to live without your spouse, or you are distressed over your job loss, or your favorite pet has been hit by a car, or for any reason at all you feel the need to escape, Mr Minelli is there to be sure you are able to kill yourself! This is the natural consequence and progression of the culture of death that is pervasive in so many cultures.

Once you can redefine the terms and make killing yourself more palatable, and even romantic, then you have won the argument. Suicide, once seen as a gross heinous cowardly act, is now seen as a noble, heroic and even compassionate act. And you can be sure the real victims of this debate are the young people of the world. Those who will have moments of despair where they feel they cannot go on, like most teenagers feel at some point in their young lives. It is at those moments when the ideology of sick people like Minelli will ring in their ears, and walk them to the brink of eternal disaster.

This is why there needs to be a stronger voice for life in the world today. A voice strong enough to drown out the sycophants like Minelli, Obama and others who would see death as a viable alternative from the womb to the nursing home. A voice that speaks from the Word of God that declares that life is a gift from God,precious and not to be tampered with. A voice that declares life is to be defended and fought for, exemplified by the Savior Jesus Christ who came to this earth to give what? Life, everlasting life! So my friends,in this culture of death, celebrate, defend and point people to the One who has life, is Life, and can give life eternally, the Lord Jesus Christ!

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pastor tom
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