Selective Regard for Human Life
One thing about the Coronavirus pandemic that I find deeply disturbing is the selective regard for human life being shown. As I write, the number of those who have died in the U.S. is just less than 300. Our nation has ground to a near halt and has been damaged economically for years to come over a virus that has killed 13,000 people worldwide.
Yet our country alone kills over 1,000,000 children every year legally, with medical assistance and with the encouragement of many segments of society. One actress recently bragged that she could not achieved her professional success unless she had aborted her child when she was 15.
Further, how many people does alcohol kill per year through auto wrecks, murder and destitution? Yet we glamorize hard liquor, normalize wine drinking and scoff at the failure of the Prohibition Era. Seems like we’re doing a lot of prohibiting over the Coronavirus.
Please don’t misunderstand: I’m not minimizing the loss of life due to the present virus. What I am saying is that human beings without the guidance of fixed moral principles end up in hopeless confusion, contradiction and rationalization. It is sheer hypocrisy that politicians and medical experts pontificate about stemming the tide of Coronavirus infections while refusing to address far greater sources of death and misery.
In our humanistic arrogance we continue to insist that we don’t need God; we can decide for ourselves what is right and wrong. Apparently, we have decided some lives are more important than others. Nothing new there; it’s what men do without God.