TIDBIT: AND SPEAKING OF SACRIFICE…
May 5, 2017 / /
...and speaking of sacrifice, the predictions of the anti-death advocates have come home to roost: Ms. A. found this one, and given its timeliness in the light of today's main blog and speculation, it's worth considering what "ethicists" are now saying:
Killing babies no different from abortion, experts say
Well, we knew this was the logical end of the whole argument decades ago, but no one was listening then, either. This in a world where corporations and rivers are granted legal status as persons.
And by the way, shame on Oxford University.
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“I swear by Apollo Physician and Asclepius and Hygieia and Panaceia and all the gods and goddesses, making them my witnesses, that I will fulfill according to my ability and judgment this oath and this covenant:
To hold him who has taught me this art as equal to my parents and to live my life in partnership with him, and if he is in need of money to give him a share of mine, and to regard his offspring as equal to my brothers in male lineage and to teach them this art – if they desire to learn it – without fee and covenant; to give a share of precepts and oral instruction and all the other learning to my sons and to the sons of him who has instructed me and to pupils who have signed the covenant and have taken an oath according to the medical law, but no one else.
I will apply dietetic measures for the benefit of the sick according to my ability and judgment; I will keep them from harm and injustice.
I will neither give a deadly drug to anybody who asked for it, nor will I make a suggestion to this effect. Similarly I will not give to a woman an abortive remedy. In purity and holiness I will guard my life and my art.
I will not use the knife, not even on sufferers from stone, but will withdraw in favor of such men as are engaged in this work.
Whatever houses I may visit, I will come for the benefit of the sick, remaining free of all intentional injustice, of all mischief and in particular of sexual relations with both female and male persons, be they free or slaves.
What I may see or hear in the course of the treatment or even outside of the treatment in regard to the life of men, which on no account one must spread abroad, I will keep to myself, holding such things shameful to be spoken about.
If I fulfill this oath and do not violate it, may it be granted to me to enjoy life and art, being honored with fame among all men for all time to come; if I transgress it and swear falsely, may the opposite of all this be my lot.”
Translation from the Greek by Ludwig Edelstein. From The Hippocratic Oath: Text, Translation, and Interpretation, by Ludwig Edelstein. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins Press, 1943.
It sounds as if these “ethicists” are arguing that children who pose an inconvenience to the parents, may be terminated by the parents, at any time up until the point that the child has achieved self-cognizance in the way society generally recognizes it. It will be interesting to know what the financiers of the US government thinks of allowing parents such leeway. I mention this because some tenacious researchers have provided evidence that this nation (in ongoing bankruptcy reorganization) is financed by bonds which are generated each time a human is issued a birth certificate and/or social security number. The vampire squid which relentlessly jabs its blood funnel into anything that smells like money, may not like the smell of money escaping.
If “The goal of the Journal of Medical Ethics is not to present the Truth or promote some one moral view. It is to present well reasoned argument based on widely accepted premises.”, according to Savulescu, then rename the journal.
Perhaps the ‘Journal of the Economic Justification of Sociopathy’ is a better fit. A publication for those enlightened scientists whose personal philosophies have removed the basic premise of what it means to be Human.
Savulescu has already mounted his defense, stating that that those opposed have ‘witch ethics’ and no ability to argue or reason against his pragmatic postulations without resorting to violence. As if murdering an infant isnt inherently violent? Why stop with infanticide? Is a 4 year old capable of contributing to society?
Abortion and infanticide are ancient practices, so they must be ok, then? These progressive techo-scientists are victims of their own inflated arrogant anti-human materialistic egos. I wonder how many children they have.
Hang on.. these guys are advocating killing babies, because its morally indifferent to abortion?
Are these the same guys that were used to justify human dna in pigs?
Yep, Kahlypso the difference between today and antiquity is now our elites have no idea what reality is. Nor do they care it’s the triumph of their twisted fantasies over reality death-nonlife over life-nondeath.