Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil. (Isaiah 5:20)
The vile person shall no more be called: liberal. (Isaiah 32:5)
As someone once said, an undue mixture of ethics and statistics prevails in our day – and more often the statistics influence ethical standards rather than the other way around. What it means is that no objective standard exists with which to measure moral or ethical values. For ethical norms to be changed to call what was evil and wrong in the past acceptable and good today, all that is needed is for enough people to call evil good.
Thus statistics rule today’s ethics, to the detriment and ruin of all mankind. And so we see the absurd moral or ethical standards which today object to a tiny operation being performed on a baby for the purpose of religious observance (circumcision) – the rationale being that the child should be old enough to participate in the decision making process concerning whether or not he is willing to submit himself to this religious rite. But before that child – or any other child for that matter – is born he or she, even when already alive and breathing, can have his or her life cruelly terminated without being allowed any say in the matter. This is foolishly called a ‘pro-choice’ decision that gives the mother alone the choice of having her own child – carried in what was supposed to be the safest place in her body – killed and subsequently disposed of.
What a world we live in!
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