It has been another very bad week or so for unborn babies.
Firstly, in the response to the Tories ‘confidence and supply’ agreement with the Democratic Ulster Party (DUP) of Northern Ireland our government have agreed to finance the abortions for women from Northern Ireland where there is far greater restriction on this practice. This announcement was greeted to cheers in the House of Commons and hailed as an injustice that has now been put right – not much justice if you are a healthy innocent baby though.
We blog on the abortion issue fairly frequently as we believe this is a key barometer of how much society values the life of the weakest individuals and by implication how close a nation is aligned to God’s moral values. In our most recent blog we made the grim prediction that there would be increasing calls to end the lives of infants soon after birth. One of the reasons for this is that we cannot see what basis there is for denying the right of parents to kills their babies just after birth if it’s OK before birth – after all, the status of the baby as a living being… Continue reading
The aftermath of last week’s US election has been chaotic. A surprise win propelling Donald Trump into the position of US President caused predictable outrage and hysteria among those who voted for Hilary Clinton (including most media outlets who were hugely biased against Trump). We live in bizarre times where the results of democratic elections are being aggressively contested by those who don’t like the outcome and want the decision reversed – the same was/is true of Brexit.
Let us state up-front that we do not endorse either Trump or Clinton – both candidates are hopelessly flawed and using Biblical values as a barometer it’s impossible to whole-heartedly align with… Continue reading
We are deeply concerned that the Christian Institute have recently reported an increase in UK abortions which are up by more than 1,000 compared to last year. Disabled children are particular targets in a society that always seem to victimize the weakest for its worst treatment.
Given our concern about the rise in abortion in the UK, we are horrified at recent news that the Chief Executive of the Royal College of Midwives has called for an end to the 24-week cut-off and that abortion should be legalised up to birth. With the profession of midwifery being led by someone with views like this, we live in very bleak… Continue reading
This week, social media has been dominated by the witch-hunt of a ‘trophy’ hunter who brutally killed Cecil the lion in Zimbabwe. We cannot begin to understand this industry and fathom why tourists can take such pleasure in the cruel and pointless slaughter of these precious animals.
However, as is often the case, we are astonished at the double standards displayed when stories like this hit the news. It is right that there should be outrage at ‘trophy hunting’ in general as many thousands of animals lose their lives to this abhorrent ‘sport’ each year. Despite this, we fail to see why this particular lion is more valuable than all… Continue reading
If you were asked to name the happiest group of people in the world, who would spring to mind? Research from the American Journal of Medical Genetics suggests that those with Down syndrome report incredibly high levels of happiness.
This is in stark contrast to the perception society likes to paint. There was a particularly notable and shocking example of this last year when Richard Dawkins claimed it was ‘immoral’ to allow Down’s babies to be born and said they should be aborted. Bizarrely, he attempted to justify this by saying the important question surround the abortion issue is ‘can it suffer?’ For him, it follows that based on the… Continue reading
Two authors have recently submitted an entry to an atheist publishing contest by coming up with their own version of the ten commandments. The Christian Post listed these in their blog – Atheists Publish Secular ’10 Commandments’ list in Book Following Global Contest.
Surprisingly, there are many similarities with their commandments and the commandments given to Moses by God – they simply remove God from the equation. What follows is a list of these commandments with a brief light-hearted, but honest response from us:
We agree with this – many people are led to Christ when… Continue reading