Having written about slavery that occurred in the USA in the 18th and 19th centuries and the Holocaust that occurred in the early and mid 20th century in Europe, it did not take long for my thoughts to return to this present century and the recent 20th century.
Are we, in modern times, more civilized? Are we more caring and less barbaric toward our fellow-man? Are we less sinful?
Sadly, the answer is “No.”
During slavery and the Holocaust there were faces and names associated with each atrocity committed. There were those who spoke out and risked their lives to help the victims. Those who killed were called criminals and were held accountable after the Holocaust. The world has condemned the acts that were committed and those who helped are now deemed heroes.
The guilt we, in this century must bear, however, is more secret and nameless. We have dressed up our sin, made it legal and socially acceptable.
Segregation was an evil of our time I failed to mention and the consequences are still being felt today. On this, however, for the most part we have acknowledged it as such and taken steps to correct the wrongs against our neighbors and fellow citizens.
There is a far deeper stain on our society. We have taught our children that promiscuity is a normal part of human behavior. We have allowed them to believe that the natural consequences that occur from this behavior can be handled by the individuals involved without serious repercussions. Nothing could be further from the truth.
Abortion is insidious, and because it is, of the evils listed it may be the most difficult to end. The victims rarely survive and 99.9% of the time are never named.Sarah Smith & Gianna Jessen did survive and you can read their story at Abortion Survivors.
There are others as well. There is a network called The Abortion Survivors Network. The stories are interesting, but very few survive. There have been enough, however, that our government brought the issue before the state in several states to determine what should be done with infants who survive abortion. The very fact that a person would have to ask indicates we no longer value life in America.
If our nation is still reeling from the effects of slavery and segregation 148 years later, how long will we feel the effects of the national sin of killing well over 50,000,000 innocent, unborn children? What will the effects be?
- The Crucifixion, Slavery, the Holocaust and Grace (jlue.wordpress.com)
- Abortion: What have we lost? (1389blog.com)
- Anonymous Proverbs (jbailey6748.wordpress.com)
- Nation Marks 150th Anniversary Of 13th Amendment (philadelphia.cbslocal.com)