The Holocaust~Then and Now

When you read a book (fiction or non-fiction) have you ever asked yourself what you’d do if you were in the position/predicament the character(s)’s in?  I do all the time.  It can be fun and it often helps me think up imaginative ways of doing things.

Some of my favorite books to do this with are historical fiction books on World War II and the American Civil War/Underground Railroad.  I particularly find these books interesting because (in many cases) they are about real people who were willing to risk their lives to protect, defend, and help those society called non-human.  During WWII, Adolf Hitler convinced the majority of Germans that Jews and all non-Aryan races were not people and should be exterminated in order for the “best” people to continue evolving for the betterment of the human race.  Because Jews (and others) were no longer considered persons, but rather animals, the Nazi’s were able to justify their cruel treatment and cold blooded slaughter.

A similar thing happened in the USA.  For decades, people with more melanin in their skin (African Americans) were treated as property and thought to be lower, less evolved, humans.  They had no rights, and they could be sold, beaten, and even killed.

Although the politically correct position asserted that the people in these groups (Jews, Gypsies, African Americans, etc.) were not persons with rights, a few men and women were brave enough to go against their culture norms.  At all costs they stood up for those who did not have a voice.

I’ve always looked up to these heroic men and women and imagined myself standing with them if I’d been alive then.  I think things such as “If I’d lived then I would’ve built a secret compartment in my room and helped smuggle Jews out of Germany,” and “I’d have joined the Underground Railroad and helped slaves escape their cruel masters.”

The problem with “if’s” and “would have’s” is that they are all in the imagination and have nothing to do with actually helping people.  We all tend to think of ourselves in the highest regard and put ourselves (hypothetically) into positions where we get to show off how brave, heroic, and caring we are.

The real question though is this.  “What are you doing right now to defend those who don’t have a voice?”  Right now, as I write this and as you read it, there is a modern holocaust going on — in our backyards!  The most defenseless people on earth are being ruthlessly slaughtered.  And the ones doing the killing are earning fortunes with the governments approval.  All of us should be able to agree to at least one thing.

1) The intentional killing of an innocent human is a moral wrong.

If you don’t believe that then you may as well skip the rest of this post and hope your neighbor does believe it.

If you do, however, believe this then we can continue our discussion using this as our common ground and the foundation for the rest of this post.

You may be wondering who I am speaking about.  I’m referring to the pre-born children.  Every day over 3,500 pre-born children are heartlessly killed.  Abortion is killing innocent humans.  And since we know that killing innocent humans is a moral wrong, abortion is a moral wrong.  The problem is, most of America thinks the pre-born babies are not human.  So, for this post I will be debating that view and giving reasons for why I believe the pre-born are human.

There are four basic reasons that the pre-born are thought to be non-human.

1. Size
2. Level of Development
3. Environment
4. Level of Dependency

Before I expound I have some pictures and a question for you.

Out of the four pictures how many of them show a human?  3?

No actually, all four of them do.  These pictures represent different stages in a human life.  We start out one celled.  But our one celled stage quickly multiplies and re-multiplies and eventually we reach the “newborn” stage.  After that comes toddler, child, pre-teen, teen, and adult.  Each stage is important, and at no stage do we stop being human.  You may look different, sound different, even live in a different place and depend on different people/things, but you are still human.

At conception, you were you.  That one cell had all the information (the genetic code/DNA) needed to self-make you.  Your eye color, your hair color, whether or not you’d be able to roll your tongue, your fingerprints, and everything else.  At no point in your existence were you someone else or something different.

Above is a picture my friend sent me, found at liveaction.org.

I’m going to split my pro-life posts into at least 4 different posts, to help the read length decrease.  This post is already over 780 words.

We’ll deal with number 1: SIZE.

When you were inside your mother’s womb, you were very tiny, microscopic for the first part.  Expanding very rapidly, you eventually became much larger, probably about 6-9 lbs (2.7 – 4 kg).

Some people say that the pre-born can’t be human based on their small size.  Our humanity does not depend on our size.  If that were the case, most men would be much more human than women, since men are (generally) larger.  Would you want to live in a world where your rights as a human would change depending on your size???  Clearly this would not be a good way to figure out rights and decide who is or isn’t human.

Being the oldest of eight children, I would get the rights of the third born, because two of my sisters are bigger than me.  I don’t know about you, but I would not want my parents to give me privileges judging by size!

I’ll leave you with that.  Please comment and let me know what you think!  I’ll be working on my next 3 (or more!) posts in the upcoming weeks. 🙂

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3 Comments

  1. Tayeb said,

    April 9, 2012 at 3:04 am

    Yes, you are right about that, but I think it is better if we prevent carrying without marriage, because the most cases of abortion are because of that.

    I am seeing a new big writer start her career…
    thanks for that post.

  2. Luke Haskins said,

    April 10, 2012 at 12:58 pm

    Loving this blog, keep it up!

  3. Mom said,

    April 15, 2012 at 9:40 pm

    That’s an interesting thought about losing your 1st born status if you were judged according to size. I’m sure you’re glad that God shows no partiality based on size. Each one is created in His image.


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