Image via WikipediaRejection of God and the moral law he has imprinted on a nation has consequences.
The West's shaking off of God's fetters in the 60s lead to the humanist religion of personal rights; these rights were expressed in militant sexual immorality, the undisciplined procreation of children, easy divorce, the glorification of single-parenting (and its denying the child a father's or a mother's love while insisting all will be well) and the grand climactic sacramental rite that marks a nation that has rejected the Giver of Life: abortion.
In some of the more progressive western countries, there is also the cutting-edge-right-to-end-it-all-when-you're-done -- euthanasia.
So, sexual libertarianism, the undisciplined procreation of children, abortion, and, when you're tired of it all, euthanasia. And Liberals look on all of this and call it "good".
In Canada, the first province to embrace euthanasia will be la corrupte province, Quebec. The first national party to embrace it will be the NDP with the Liberals looking on, taking some polls, and wondering if they should climb on board.
So, the question is not will our moral slide continue, the question is how low will we go. We are still, in Canada at least, living on the fumes of a past Christian society, and Christian ideas, such as how we treat our neighbour (e.g., the Good Samaritan) are still deeply imprinted on the Canadian psyche. But time and the secular hell-bent of governments will continue to erode the Christian legacy of the present course is maintained. So, time will tell.
Killing children with disabilities is in the news and "on the table". A British commentator has come out in favor of it and it is at least considered a respectable topic of conversation. For links, go here, or here.
Will we routinely kill our disabled children? We already kill perfectly formed pre-born children, and we have yet to plumb the depths of the post-Christian neo-pagan mind. So, with Canadian newspapers such as the National Post now turning their lonely eyes to prostitution and euthansia-loving Amsterdam as an example to emulated, I wouldn't bet against it.
As Jeremiah said, the heart of man is desperately wicked.
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