— Posted by Christina (August 9, 2008 at 3:15 pm)
That’s a scary title, isn’t it?
It’s scary if you know that I am using it as it is applied to people by our culture, which I am.
Wanted or unwanted: which are you? Who’d like to be asked such a question? And yet our culture asks that question of every one of us. Our culture asks that question of us many times in our lives, beginning at our conception. Wanted or unwanted: which are you?
And on what, I ask our culture, does our wantedness or unwantedness depend? On human opinion? Oooo, that sounds sickeningly relative. Very dependent on whims.
So according to our culture, a person’s value depends not on who he is, but on whether or not he is liked for what he is. Scarily relative, holding no water.
Opinion could be anything. Reality is not affected by opinion. Reality is reality. Anybody can say the earth is flat, and believe with all their heart that the earth is flat, but that won’t make the earth flat. Reality is that the earth is round.
So where did it come in that our opinions can determine whether or not a person is wanted? And where did we get the authority to decide that a wanted vs. unwanted status exists among people?
Strange, strange. Dangerous.
Yeah, the whole thing must have been invented for one end: convenience. In the case of Hitler’s holocaust, he invented the wanted vs. unwanted status so that he could easily furthur his plans for world power. And in the case of America’s abortion and euthanasia holocaust, we invented it so that we can happily kill all those people who come into our lives who we do not have time or room or love for.
So again it’s all relative. All dependent upon our emotions of the moment.
It is a sick nation that can kill so many millions of her people all based on that incrediblely despicable invention: the wanted vs. unwanted status.
The wanted vs. unwanted status that our culture has branded us with creates many situations that contrast in daggar-sharp ways. For instance, we read a story of a prematurely-born baby in a hospital, recieving the best of intensive and desperate care, everything possible being done to help him, and his parents so happy to have the modern technology to save their tiny baby. How wonderful and inspiring are such stories!
And then again, we read another story, a story from a desolate mother forced to kill her unborn child. She tells of all the desperate and intensive work put toward a certain goal, reminding us of the intensive work in the first story above, but this time the goal is the direct opposite! To kill! She tells a tale of last-minute flights out of state, secret dealings to hide all traces of what was done, frantic scheduling, desperate escorting into the place of death, and even being held down inside the abortion mill.
Something’s wrong, very wrong. Both of the babies mentioned in these two stories where equally tiny, innocent, valuable. WHAT HAPPENED?!!!
Never again must we take it upon ourselves to decide that some of us are unwanted and who. For everybody’s value is given to them by God, and not by human opinion or whim, and that value is therefore above human opinion or whim.