The value of human life that a society has is best measured in the way that society treats its children. Children are becoming less valuable to us every day and in fact, there is a silent, global holocaust of children taking place, all around us. We are living in a period of devalued human life.
A nine-year old girl was executed, yesterday, for the crime of eating chocolate on the school bus. Her sentence was handed down and implemented by her mother and grandmother. In order to pay for her crime, she was forced to run in the yard, without water, until she dropped dead. I can only imagine what her life must have been like for her to choose to keep running until she died. What did she fear that was worse than such a death? Sadly, I don’t have to work very hard in order to imagine because the evening news is filled with atrocities against children. In another case I heard of recently, a girl-child was kept in a closet from the age of two until the age of eight, when she was finally, freed from her captors, who were none other than her parents. In those eight years, the only time she was let out of the closet was to be sexually abused by her parents and their friends. The tissue that differentiated her vagina from her rectum, was completely destroyed, leaving a gaping cavity in her body. I can only imagine the rest of the internal damage done to her and it is a miracle she survived. These two girls are the poster children for what it is like for children to grow up in a society where human life has been devalued. Children are fast becoming commodities only, to be used as their owners see fit.
The devaluing of human life began in earnest when abortion was made readily available to women to use for whatever reason they choose. There should be no safer place for a child than inside his or her mother, the woman who is to love them more than anyone in the world. It’s true that babies don’t always come when they are wanted but poor timing shouldn’t cost them their lives. Young women who have abortions don’t usually do so with full understanding of their actions. Most of them pay the high price of emotional and psychological pain that comes as a consequence for their actions. Many of them are children themselves and they and their babies are exploited by abortion providers that profit from the death of unborn babies. The reality of their actions are hidden from us and very seldom do we see what really happens to these unborn children. I am going to share some images of aborted babies with you and I ask that you, in your mind’s eye, view them while understanding that this takes place millions of times each year. Then I’ll ask you, are these pictures any different from the pictures of those killed in the Jewish Holocaust of World War II? The similarities are unnerving and I believe there will come a day when we are asked how we could turn a blind eye and allow such an atrocity to take place. This holocaust against the unborn is but the beginning of the silent holocaust being waged against children, all over the world.
.The horror of this leaves me speechless. It is anything but a painless, medical, procedure. I can’t imagine dying in this manner.This is a picture of a fetus aborted at 22 weeks. I know these children felt pain and even if they needed to remain inside their mothers, in order to survive, they are definitely, viable human beings. Late term abortion isn’t supposed to happen but it does and even if it is rare, it is important to understand what late-term abortion entails. This is a fetus destroyed by abortion in the seventh month. Though they are small, they are human in every way and deserving of protection and not slaughter.This is a picture of a living, premature baby. Though this baby is small, it is likely to live because of modern medicine. Why should anyone but God be able to decide which baby will live and which baby will die. The destruction of unborn children, through abortion, is murder. It is a choice made to take the life of an unwanted human being. I know there are those who say we need legal abortion to prevent the abuse of unwanted children but abortion has done nothing to decrease child abuse. Child abuse is rampant and I say that a culture that chooses to destroy life in the womb will not value the lives of children allowed to be born either.
Objectification is dehumanizing and the psychological form of devaluing human life. In order to abuse a child, the abuser must first objectify that child in his or her thinking. Abuse is the action of devaluing another person and to abuse a child is to devalue them. Abused children aren’t likely to value themselves because they learn from their abusers that their worth is in being available for abuse. An abused child is a child marked for abuse for the rest of their lives. If there is no intervention for healing, they will be repeatedly targeted by abusers and also, be attracted to people who will abuse them. Sexual predators look for children and teenagers who are victims of abuse already because they know they will be easy for them to manipulate. They will also, accept any minimal form of kindness, as love.
The prostitution of children and teenagers isn’t a new phenomena but it is rampant, in our time. I believe that when we began to murder unborn children on the altar of sex without consequence, it was the beginning of an attitude toward children that lessened their value to society, in general. It is not a far stretch to also, decide that it is fine to sacrifice children as objects of sexual pleasure. We like to think that only weirdos have sex with kids but if that is true, we have a inproportionate number of weirdos living, in this present time. Most teenage girls who become pregnant are impregnated by grown men. I don’t think many men who use prostitutes differentiate between those who are teenagers and those over 21 unless, they have a taste for teenagers. Men and women who use teenagers for sex need to be punished, severely. Society should heap such shame upon them that they won’t dare to whisper of what they like to do with kids. We need to revalue our children to a higher standard and devalue those who use, abuse, and profit from their destruction.
Do you hear the children screaming?! I do and the sound is becoming deafening! I’m angry today because a little girl was executed for eating chocolate. I know part of my anger is because of my past experience of child abuse. I have a deeper empathy because of my experience in life but all of us should have empathy for children. We must wake up and stop the silent holocaust against children that is taking place all around us. We have to stop devaluing human life through the devaluation of children. It is an act of self-loathing and a form of societal suicide. We have to quit participating in it on every level. This isn’t a problem that can be fixed by government or by passing laws. It is a moral problem and can only be stopped by changed human hearts. Don’t put your fingers in your ears! Don’t turn a blind eye and walk away! Turn back to God and allow Him to change what needs changing in us all. We all need to become aware and do what we can to help children who are being used, abused, exploited, and murdered. We have to start living differently. When human life is devalued, the weak are exploited are destroyed first but eventually, even those who are strong and see themselves above any consequence will also, be destroyed. I know God will judge such actions against children and the abuse of children has become so prevalent in our culture that I believe, God’s judgement is beginning to fall on us a nation and even, globally. The only thing that any of us can do, is turn back to God and live according to His ways and not our own. Good morality puts the proper value on human life. Without that good morality, a society is fit for nothing but to be burned. May God save our children and may God save us.