Sunday, June 26, 2011

The Tragedy of Casey Anthony

Has anyone heard this story in the news about Casey Anthony? Apparently, a young mother decided to kill her two year old girl, Caylee, in the name of convenience. America is horrified, and rightly so.

This terrible tragedy unmasks the way that people can de-humanize someone else in order to treat them immorally. This was done in the 17th and 18th centuries to Africans to legitimize slavery. Even now, people tend to treat people of other races as somehow inferior. Sadly, the practice of dehumanizing people continues without shame to unborn babies worldwide.

Caylee was two years old, and America is horrified that a mother could suffocate her little girl. What if Caylee has been only one year old? Would it still have been such an awful atrocity? What about 1 month old? Of course, it would be considered a crime at the highest level!!!

But if Caylee were still growing safely in her mother's womb, and the infanticide practitioner forcefully invades her natural incubator to end her life, then half of America applauds Casey's "constitutional right" to murder her own child.

Sadly, God's Word has been largely disregarded in our culture starting with Genesis, which is mocked more heartily than most any other written document. But in Genesis 1:27, we find the foundation for how we should treat others: "So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them." People are not animals that can be discarded in the name of convenience. We have been created in the very image of God, and he sent His only son to pay the ultimate price in order that our relationship with God could be restored. John 3:16 tells us plainly, "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in him should not perish, but have everlasting life."

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