Saturday, April 19, 2008

No Intelligence Allowed

"...differences over the development of life, unlike other disputes, spark so much controversy because the collateral stakes are higher than they seem. Where you stand on the origins question often influences your worldview on issues of human life, ranging from cloning to euthanasia." ~ Bruce Chapman

With "Expelled" coming out this weekend I thought this would be a good quote to talk about. It is true that our beliefs on the origins of life greatly affect our opinions on human life. I heard a good example of how evolutionary thought affects society in a song on the radio. Nickleback has recently released a song called "Animals" where the chorus says:
No, we're never gonna quit
Ain't nothing wrong with it
Just acting like we're animals
No, no matter where we go
'Cause everybody knows
We're just a couple of animals
What does it matter if we are immoral when we are all really just animals? For some time abortion was rationalized because it was believed that the fetus goes throw an evolutionary process in the womb. If that is the case why should it matter if we kill it while in a non-human stage? We put down animals when they are old and sick, why not the same with humans if we really are just animals?

Our views on origins of life do matter and affect the way we look at all of human life, even if we do not know it. If we are designed, intentional creatures; not products of purposeless, random events; then we have intrinsic value and reason to fight for human life. If not, then we might as well just act "like we're animals."

By His Grace,

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