Tuesday, May 1, 2012

From The Daytona Beach News-Journal

There is a significant and influential segment of the U.S. population who believe and politically advocate that human life is sacred. "God created man in his image; in the divine image he created him; male and female he created them" (Gen. 1:27).

For this group, for whom the Bible is sacred, the concept is absolute.

However, I note that their belief can be ignored or rationalized as embryos mature -- become children or adults. Too often, there seems little or no qualm in reducing or removing safety nets that help keep these sentient souls in God's image alive and well.

Forty-six million maturing and mature American embryos depend on food stamps. Three million face termination.

Are there the "deserving" and the "undeserving" among those created in the divine image? Do some deserve Pell Grants and others, admonitions to "get a job?"

Am I missing something? I was not so taught in three years of seminary.


Stickup Artist said...

The hypocrisy of so-called religious folks never ceases to amaze.

mythopolis said...

I suppose if people were to view themselves as made in the image of god, then it follows they would be full of contradictions. Old testament literature demonstrates how god would get so enraged when not properly worshiped he would destroy he would destroy people on a large scale. He would throw plagues down on them. He would drown all but his chosen few, he would burn down whole cities. If Christians are in the image of god, it is no surprise they would be ego-maniacal. God said to Abraham, kill me a son....