So, the juxtaposition at this moment between the media headlined outcry over the illegal shooting of Cedric the lion vs the attempts to discredit and dismiss the citizen journalism expose of Planned Parenthood's ongoing sale of body parts of unborn children slaughtered in their taxpayer-funded clinics exposes the endarkened, conscience-benumbed heart of our civilisation at this time.
Well did Isaiah cry out:
who draw sin as with cart ropes,
19 who say: “Let him be quick,
let him speed his work
that we may see it;
let the counsel of the Holy One of Israel draw near,
and let it come, that we may know it!”
20 Woe to those who call evil good
and good evil,
who put darkness for light
and light for darkness,
who put bitter for sweet
and sweet for bitter!
21 Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes,
and shrewd in their own sight!
22 Woe to those who are heroes at drinking wine,
and valiant men in mixing strong drink,
23 who acquit the guilty for a bribe,
and deprive the innocent of his right!
and as dry grass sinks down in the flame,
so their root will be as rottenness,
and their blossom go up like dust;
for they have rejected the law of the Lord of hosts,
and have despised the word of the Holy One of Israel.
Well did Jesus warn:
Matt 6:22 “The eye is the lamp of the body.
So, if your eye is healthy, your whole body will be full of light, 23 but if your eye is bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light in you is darkness, how great is the darkness!
24 “No one can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and money.
Well did Paul Counsel:
Eph 4:17 Now this I say and testify in the Lord, that you must no longer walk as the Gentiles do, in the futility of their minds.
18 They are darkened in their understanding, alienated from the life of God because of the ignorance that is in them, due to their hardness of heart. 19 They have become callous and have given themselves up to sensuality, greedy to practice every kind of impurity.
20 But that is not the way you learned Christ!— 21 assuming that you have heard about him and were taught in him, as the truth is in Jesus, 22 to put off your old self,[f] which belongs to your former manner of life and is corrupt through deceitful desires, 23 and to be renewed in the spirit of your minds, 24 and to put on the new self, created after the likeness of God in true righteousness and holiness.
25 Therefore, having put away falsehood, let each one of you speak the truth with his neighbor, for we are members one of another. 26 Be angry and do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger, 27 and give no opportunity to the devil. 28 Let the thief no longer steal, but rather let him labor, doing honest work with his own hands, so that he may have something to share with anyone in need. 29 Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear.
30 And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. [All, ESV]
Todd Starnes is right to raise the issue in a Fox News video exchange: click the link to watch.
Here is a video short by Starnes that focusses the issue, on YouTube:
(Somehow, we seem to have forgotten that a significant number -- thousands -- of Concentration camp inmates were used as subjects for medical experiments by Mengele and others, actually providing major medical science advances . . . I recall discussing this with medical students in my hall of residence in my undergrad days. The profession of medicine found itself in the dilemma of having to use tainted knowledge and spent decades replicating the results through ethically clean research. The baby body parts for sale issue seems to be shockingly similar. And, I find it significant about the agenda of the elites that dominate news, views and opinion media in our civilisation, that seemingly almost no one dares make the obvious connexion in public in the face of the major media cameras and microphones. After all, that would only get you dismissed as a wild-eyed crank. Let us ask about one of the things that came out after WW II: what did all the good Germans living next to the Prison Camps think when they saw the trains heading to the camps and saw and smelled the smoke plumes from their crematoria?
There is a world-famous picture of a woman at a tour of shame at a just liberated camp where the people of a nearby city, Weimar -- yes, the very city the failed Weimar post WW I Liberal German Republic overthrown by the Nazis was named after -- were forced to see for themselves what had been going on at Buchenwald, through a tour of shame:
Do we dare say: enablers of evil?)
Broadening this, it seems to me that a lot of the headlined, drumbeat issues and sidelined issues we see today follow a pattern of distraction from inconvenient facts, issues, cases and evidence multiplied by drumming in the message of a favoured agenda.
For similar instance, the Iran nuke deal and its implications should be a major scandal, but it is not. That, speaks volumes.
Food for thought. END