Atheist professor Richard Dawkins has stirred up a firestorm on his Twitter account by suggesting that the only moral question behind abortion is whether a fetus can feel pain or not, by which logic he reasoned that they are “less human” than adult pigs.
“With respect to those meanings of ‘human’ that are relevant to the morality of abortion, any fetus is less human than an adult pig,” Dawkins, who is an evolutionary biologist, posted on March 13.
In response to Tweets questioning his reasoning, the author of The God Delusion tried to explain that he wasn’t arguing that pigs have human DNA, but that this point concerned solely the morality of abortion: “Of course potential to be human is among fetus’ qualities. But my pig comparison was careful to specify ‘relevant to morality of abortion.'”
The atheist professor continued by writing that “human features relevant to the morality of abortion include ability to feel pain, fear etc & to be mourned by others.”
As to parents who mourn for their unborn children, Dawkins said that “anything can be mourned,” and said that those who would feel sad about losing an unborn baby are free not to have an abortion.
“Of course potential to be human is among fetus’ qualities. But my pig comparison was careful to specify ‘relevant to morality of abortion,'” Dawkins insisted.
Not ashamed of the gospel.
We have rejected God and he has handed our society over to eat the rotten fruit of that rejection. But if we pick up again with the apostle Paul, it seems that he would totally disagree with any notion that we sit back and abandon our nation to the wrath of God. Yes, God wrath is being outpoured upon our moder Western societies, but there is also another outpouring taking place! It’s the outpouring of God’s righteousness through the gospel of Jesus Christ. At the point where most people give up, the apostle Paul gets going. I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes: first for the Jew, then for the Gentile. For in the gospel a righteousness from God is revealed, a righteousness that is by faith from first to last, just as it is written: “The righteous will live by faith.”
Dignity and purpose in an empty world
God created our world with meaning and purpose. It is not the product of blind impersonal forces as some would have us suppose. The choice is stark and clear. The gospel offers ultimate hope in place of the ultimate despair of every godless philosophy. Counter culture in a broken world.
We must take a stand against the enslaving forces of political correctness which are being forced upon us today.We can call sin what it is without fear or embarrassment because we have the answer – God’s grace and forgiveness in Christ. Despite the domination of an elite liberal intelligentsia more and more people are recognising that God’s ways are the best for us after all.
The corruption of society has as its roots the wilful human rejection of divine goodness and leads God to hand us over to the false gods of our choosing. Everything from sexual corruption to violence in our streets is the fruit of a society given up on God and handed over by God to feast on its own choices. There is a veritable smorgasbord of pseudo-spirituality on offer in Britain today – everything from paganism to Islam.
Rejection of God’s truth leads to corruption and death, but the gospel offers life and peace. God’s righteousness is first and foremost his gift of life that comes to us by the sacrifice of Jesus’ life on the cross. But it also is life lived under the influence of God’s kingdom in our hearts.We can live a new life – free from the bondage of sin and death.