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Around 3 pm on Friday May 10th 2013, police were called to the home of a man in Trenton New Jersey. After entering the home they came across an individual who began to threaten them with a gun. According to Sgt. Adam Grossman, an arson unit had to be called in, however, he did not explain further as to why that was done. They sectioned off the street in front of the house and had the neighbors removed for their own safety. Another police officer, Lt. Mark Kieffer noted that this would be the first time that the Trenton police department would have been called out to this address.
Maybe you are not paying attention, I know that I am. Has anyone noticed all the increased violence and bloodshed that we have been experiencing lately? I guess you are probably saying that we have been going through this for awhile now, and while that may be somewhat true, you will not be able to convince me that the level of violence has not been increasing. If you don’t see it for what it truly is, I can only assume that you either don’t care, or you are simply trying to ignore the signs. We must change the way we are behaving in this world, in fact it is a good idea to head back to basics, the kind of basics that include the 10 commandments.
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Most people reading this today will be able to relate to the painful experience of having to euthanize one of there pets. We love our pets, most of us do anyway, which is why we have no desire to see them suffer. When we are told that they have very little chance of survival beyond a specific period of time and most of that time they will be suffering, we want to put them out of their misery. Of course, there are some pet owners who are less than anxious to see the departure of their pet, and are quite willing to watch their pet suffer for as long as they can keep them around.
The act of committing suicide is considered as wrong from every angle, but is it possible that if your pet could put themselves out of misery, they would do it? If they had the ability to talk to you and ask you to help them leave this earth because they just could not stand the pain and suffering anymore, would you help them? A veterinarian would be the first to suggest that you put down a pet, if the quality of life was below a certain level. Why then should it be any different with a human being with a terminal disease? Why shouldn’t they be allowed to end it for themselves, or even ask someone to assist them? Other than the fact that there is a legal and religious concern for such an action, we put a much higher value on human life, or do we?
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It starts off with an evening with with a man and a woman, and as they make plans to paint the town red, they place little emphasis on any possible consequences that may transpire because of it. What starts as a way to blow off steam, moves on to a night of promiscuity, but by the time the morning comes, there is a serious possibility that there is another consequence that the pair must deal with. Whether this is a married couple or two single adults that stepped into a world that they were unprepared for, both parties have decided that it was a mistake. Neither are willing to admit that the start of a new life has begun, but would feel more comfortable thinking that it is nothing but a “glob”. It is this acceptable standard, as wrong as it may be, that has caused so many to look toward abortion as acceptable, rather than look at it for what it truly is, and that is murder.
There is a huge cross section of our society that considers the senseless act of abortion to be perfectly alright, a decision that is undeniably dangerous, especially since an innocent life is being terminated. What this has proven is that we place little or no value on the lives of humans, which is unfortunate, especially since there is precious little that these unborn babies can do to save themselves. The responsibility of an expectant mother (which is what they are) is to protect their newborn baby, at all cost, but when that expectant mother heads for the abortion clinic, to end the life of that child, angels can be heard crying. We have turned ourselves into a nation of savages, scraping wombs from the consequences of what we would prefer to think of as a mistake, rather than a gift from above. God help us all!