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Pro-life banner: Why wouldn't we protect human life?
Why do some people become so offended by the words "One life can make a difference"? How could “Protect Human Life Week” offend anyone?
Doesn't everyone want a human to be protected, no matter when they believe life begins or should end? The biggest challenge seems to be based on who makes these statements.'
Western countries are living in a period of Christian remnants. Though raised in a society with Christian values, most citizens do not have adequate information to be making decisions about the effects of Christianity.
Those who call for a removal of all references to Christianity appear to be unaware of the need to know our history. Not understanding how the West arrived at its democratic and socially conscious views is to believe they are only a philosophy, not a belief system.
It would appear that history is repeating itself.
The West is relying on science. Though it has been able to discover how many complex systems work, it does not minimize the fact traditional stories have come pretty close to explaining many longtime mysteries.
For example, the biblical creation story describes the use of dust to create man — and now scientists are discovering the most basic elements of everything is stardust from far beyond our galaxy.
Though the stories sound simple, there is wisdom in them.
Therefore, when looking at beginning and end-of-life issues, humans should probably err on the side of caution and respect the traditions of Christianity.
Those who support life and really look at choices in life and death issues are well aware of the need to minister to everyone, not just those who are of the same beliefs.
Maybe all this talk of abortion and euthanasia will allow the discussion to be opened and Canadians will have a chance to share their concerns and fears over these issues.
Allowing life to proceed as naturally and humanely as possible is the true message of the banner.