Monday, September 2, 2013

The Childfree Choice Facebook Page

The Childfree Choice Facebook page is quite instructive. When I posted my Sky View's Time Magazine's Childfree Life, this Facebook page picked it up and posted. Kudos to them for at least acknowledging an alternative view point other than their own.

Nevertheless, the commentaries by its members can shed a great deal of light into the self-loathing that secular-liberalism inspires. The utter disregard for the human race and how this world would be a better place without us is appalling.

There is an Native American Indian saying that speaks to their mentality: "The earth does not belong to us. We belong to the earth." O contraire! This suggest that the material universe is greater than the human person. But Christianity holds to a different view. Such a view is capture in the book of Genesis when God creates the universe for man. In fact, the Lord gave dominion over the animals when he gave Adam authority to name them. After all, to name anything or anyone is to exercise authority over that thing or person.

Perhaps the Catholic view on the value of the human person is best summed up by Pope Pius XI in his encyclical on Atheistic Communism:

"Man has a spiritual and immortal soul. He is a person, marvelously endowed by his Creator with gifts of body and mind. He is a true "microcosm," as the ancients said, a world in miniature, with a value far surpassing that of the vast inanimate cosmos. God alone is his last end, in this life and the next. By sanctifying grace he is raised to the dignity of a son of God, and incorporated into the Kingdom of God in the Mystical Body of Christ. In consequence he has been endowed by God with many and varied prerogatives: the right to life, to bodily integrity, to the necessary means of existence; the right to tend toward his ultimate goal in the path marked out for him by God; the right of association and the right to possess and use property."

But, as you know, ancient paganism which holds that bees are more important babies has reared its ugly head in secular-liberalism. Check out the comments on The Childfree Choice in response to my response to Lauren Sandler's Time Magazine article (you'll have to scroll down some). It is, as I said, instructive.