Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Memorializing a Legend

No, I'm not talking about the just entombed pedophile.

After all, this is the year of Charles Darwin! The 150th year since the release of his paradigm-changing masterpiece, The Origin of Species Or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life.

This year also marks the 200th year of Darwin's birth. Charles Darwin is being memorialized around the world this year for his "great" work as a scientist and author.

It's unfortunate that his work has legitimized so many evil things in today's culture including (but not limited to racism.) This article highlights the awful conclusions from following Darwinism to its rational outcome.

Finally, if you have not seen the movie Expelled - No Intelligence Allowed, I highly recommend it. I purchased it this week, and have enjoyed watching it. If you would like to borrow it, let me know, but it is definitely worth adding to your DVD library.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Controlling the Long Arm of the Law

A friend let me borrow Ron Paul's Revolution, and I have been reading through it at lunch. It is a fantastic work, and if you get the chance, it's worth your time to read the 167 page gem.

In Chapter 3 (The Constitution) Dr. Paul is talking about the un-Constitutionality of abortion when he writes this:

Let us remember, though, that the law can do only so much. The law isn't what allowed abortion; abortions were already being done in the 1960s against the law. The courts came along and conformed to the social and moral changes that were taking place in society. Law reflects the morality if the people. Ultimately, law or no law, it is going to be up to us as parents, as clergy, and as citizens-in the way we raise our children, how we interact and talk with our friends and neighbors, and the good example we give-to bring about the changes to our culture toward greater respect for life.

These poignant words are a sorrowful reminder of how low our culture has already debased itself. With our government consumed only with itself, is it any wonder that selfishness and greed are the spotlight character vices of today's world.

Abortion will continue, not only because the law allows it, but because the culture is shamelessly selfish and greedy.

Let this be a call to arms for all of us to reject greed and boldly stand against evil. We must be willing to sacrifice the temporary comforts of this life with a Heavenly perspective.

He is no fool, who gives up what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose. - Jim Elliot