Sunday, August 02, 2009

Cheapened Lives - Convenient Deaths

An interesting area of concern raised by this so-called Healthcare Bill being promoted by President Obama and Liberals throughout the country is that of the elderly and the not so hidden reality that the bill will likely lead to the rationing and ultimately withholding of medical treatment from the elderly because in reality it is not “cost effective” to continue extending their lives.

Picture an 80-something grandmother who requires more chemotherapy or Alzheimer’s treatments or additional MRIs to try and diagnose her persistent fainting spells. To the liberals (translation: ungodly) proponents of the so-called healthcare bill, it is impractical to spend “scarce resources” on this life that is going to end shortly anyway. Sure it sounds insidious, but think about it: it is no different than the already raging reality of ending the life of the child unborn, because it will be impractical to spend “money or emotional energy we don’t have” to raise it to adulthood. Make no mistake about it, the motivation behind euthanasia of the elderly is closely related to the motivation for ending the life of the unborn at the other end of the life arc. Both are privately being done “for the good of society”. After all, we only have so many resources (financial or social) to spend on those who are viable.

As referenced earlier, only those who live ungodly lives could make conscious decisions to support this type of lifestyle or governmental legislation. To such people, there is no higher authority to whom one must give an account. The worship of or subservience to the God of the Bible for such people is an irritating distraction. If not for large enough blocs of people who hold dear to this God and the principles He demands (such as an unwavering respect for the lives that He alone created though His Son Jesus Christ), these liberal unbelievers could get their legislation through with little resistance. If not for this God, aborted babies would go silently into the trash-heap with no one screaming bloody murder. If only this God thing would go away or at the very least be constructed in their liberal vision…such as Oprah Winfrey’s flavor of the month belief system or most things offered on Newsweek’s "On Faith" website. This god would not place any “unreasonable” demands on us about aborting either the elderly or the unborn. If only.

(Hebrews 10:31) It is a terrible thing to fall into the hands of the living God (NLT)


Hubie Goode said...

Yes, you are right. About ten years ago I told someone that if we have abortion today it will be euthanasia tomorrow. And I was told that this was just blackmail. Naturally, of course, we can't call it euthanasia, no one would go for that, but if it just takes place, without definition, then it can become "just one of those things" that happens because of the system. Yeah, the darn system! Sorry Gandpa, you lived too long, don't blame us for the need to eliminate you now, it's the darn system we live in. Tomorrow, it will be the darn system that forces you to take the mark of the beast, and turns your money in your pocket to kleenex. And the world will throw it's hands up and say, "Well, what can WE do?"

LisaShaw said...

You have spoken real truths here!

The same God that they want to ignore or eliminate is the same one they and we all called on in 911 and He is the same God which they will stand before and give an account.

A God who sends people to Hell?