Protecting The Wrong Life
I recently read an article about a giant bug that many thought had become extinct. There are a few islands off the coast of Australia that provided the habitat for a bug that is about five inches long. These monster bugs used to live on one island, but a shipwreck brought some people and rats to the island. The story goes that the bugs became a favorite food for the rats. Soon there were no bugs, but many rats on that small island. About eighty years later a few scientists were studying the insect and plant life on a nearby island when they found insect droppings that were huge (in bug terminology). Thinking these bugs must be nocturnal, they did their investigations at night and they found the bugs.
There arose a big conference about the bugs. Should they be returned to the original island where they were found so they could repopulate the species? Should they be taken and cared for in a zoo? Needless to say a lot of study and money went into this project. What they decided to do does not really matter here. The point is the fact that so many people get excited about bugs and other creatures, but hardly any concern for human life.
It is ironic that so many groups exist to protect the life of an insect or an animal, yet at the same time have no problem defending abortion. There is a group to protect the whales. Another group protects the seals and polar bears. Animal rights defenders will stop progress because of a bug or animal without consideration of the cost to so many people. They stopped the building of an airport because of a frog. They stopped the building of a highway because of a spider. They nearly stopped the logging industry because of an owl.
I see it strange that everyone who is adamant about these things will defend the right of a mother to terminate the life of a child. If one mistakenly destroys an eagle egg, they can be fined a quarter of a million dollars, but killing a child is a natural thing to do? Something is very wrong with this picture. The bible tells us that God created man and gave man dominion over every other living thing. While it may be true that mankind can do as he pleases with the animals; I am sure that acts of cruelty are something God despises. Jesus said that God sees the sparrow and sees to its protection and provision. God gave the animals instinct so they could survive. God had to teach mankind love, humility, and consideration of others because these are not natural born instincts. Come to think of it, mankind has very few natural instincts to speak of. God designed human babies to be cared for and as they grow they are to learn to care for others. This does not always happen, but if more people would learn to follow God's teachings, our world would be a better place. Our world we live in has many people who have rejected God's teachings. God describes these as ungodly individuals. We see so much murder and the taking of life these days. Human life has been devalued by so much of society that when one is removed from life, hardly anyone pays attention. But step on a bug and you might find yourself standing before a judge with charges of cruelty to a living creature. So sad, because the abortionist will not face similar charges.
By Carey Scott
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