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Now this is unbelievable. A couple of Marines decided to treat a few dead Taliban terrorists to a good old fashioned "golden shower."
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Today is the day we celebrate the birth of the savior of all mankind. But there is a story with a strong pro-life message in the days before Jesus birth. God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth to Mary to inform her of the high honor of bearing Jesus, after which Mary, who at the time was a young teenager about 13 years of age and unmarried, fled to Judea for obvious reasons. She visited her relative Elizabeth who was 6 months pregnant with John the Baptist. From Luke 1 (NIV):
A few things in this segment. First, Mary was so early into the pregancy that Jesus couldn't have been more than what we refer to these days as a zygote. Note however that Elizabeth refers to Mary as a mother, way before she was to give birth. She even refers to her own unborn baby as a baby. Not a fetus or a lump of cells but a conscious baby no different in personhood than one born. And John the Baptists already had a special sensory perception that he recognized being in the presence of Jesus, who again was little more than a zygote at the time. In the biblical view, a zygote is no different than a fetus that is no different than a born baby. All are identified with the exact same greek word that translates into "baby." It is a lesson that we in the pro-life community know all too well, and one that the pro-abort community tries to bury at every chance.
But here's the chilling part of Mary's story in the context of today's pop culture, and one that should leave a shudder down the spine of any pro-abort that calls themselves Christian: if abortion were legal 2000 years ago, and Mary went on to have an abortion in Judea, what would she have aborted?
It was said on and around inauguration day that the peaceful transfer of power from one man of one party to another man of another party, regardless of his governing philosophy and personal convictions is something unique to our political system and worthy of praise. All but impossible to lose count early into the morning of said transfer of the number of times men and women from each party, the media, close relations and perfect strangers made the argument, apparently comfortable in their assessment and convinced of its unquestioned validity.
We want to be gracious, after all, and good sports. The losing coach always finds his foe at midfield to offer a handshake and congratulations on a "good game."
I read this one myself on Twitter, on Facebook, on blogs, heard it on the radio, on Fox News, on CNN, on ABC, NBC and CBS, from friends, from family, from clergy, from men and women whose council I have sought and from those who have offered it (sometimes frequently) without request.
The philosophy makes some sense. I understand it intellectually. The peaceful transfer of power in this nation is something unique in the history of the world. The supremacy, as Diane Feinstein put it yesterday morning, of the ballot over the bullet is easily and appropriately admirable.
In today's culture, where men are more often ruled by their passions and prejudices than by their reason and dependence on natural law, it is easy to see where many would then equate a proper regard for the political wisdom of our founders with a uniquely postmodern, that is, 21st century notion of the "need" upon an electoral setback to offer unarticulated concession and congratulations.
We risk, though, losing our way and descending quickly and inextricably into the tarry abyss of relativism the longer we surrender our moral clarity and purity of purpose to the sometimes overpowering temptation to appear gracious and united.
Simply put, unity is not necessarily a virtue.
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