Monday, March 9, 2009
"We have rebelled and departed from your commandments"
"O LORD, we are shamefaced, like our kings, our princes, and our fathers, for having sinned against you."
Today the ideocrats of the cult of death, "the kings and princes", claim the mantle of science as they approve funding for embryonic stem cell research. They claim that to oppose this measure is "ideology".
It is a matter of reason, not ideology, to defend the life of the human person, whether an embryo or a former embryo. Christ speaks through our Holy Father Benedict who tells us "Defend Life!"
"We have not obeyed your servants the prophets,
who spoke in your name to our kings, our princes,
our fathers, and all the people of the land.
"We have sinned, been wicked and done evil;
we have rebelled and departed from your commandments and your laws." Daniel 9, 4ff
The humanity of the embryo is a matter of scientific fact. That the destruction of the human embryo is the taking of a human life is also a scientific fact; to do is so to "depart from" God's commandments and to do evil for God has commanded, "Thou shalt not kill."
It is ideological to claim otherwise.
The pro-life movement is firmly and irrevocably based upon scientific principles.
The cult of death is a godless rebellion against the Creator Himself, the very source of science and reason.
"O LORD, we are shamefaced, like our kings, our princes, and our fathers,
for having sinned against you.
But yours, O Lord, our God, are compassion and forgiveness!
Yet we rebelled against you
and paid no heed to your command, O LORD, our God,
to live by the law you gave us through your servants the prophets."
-- Daniel 9, 4ff
Read Bishop Finn's statement about President Obama's executive order on embryonic stem cell research.
Scriptures for Monday of the second week of Lent.
(Photo by mcitl: "Former embryos" Marching for Life, Washington, DC, January 2009.)