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.