Devaluing Life

In recent years society has developed into a culture which places absolutely no value on human life. It is often referred to as the death culture, and appropriately so. Human life was once valued, but not so anymore.

We see this across the board, from abortion, to suicide, and euthanasia. An even more sickening example of the devaluing of human life has surfaced recently in the news.

“Twenty-seven-year-old Tenisha Fearon was taken to court on Friday for allegedly throwing her 6-month-old baby out the window of a sixth-floor apartment in the Bronx yesterday,” reports the New York Magazine.

According to the New York Magazine,

This is the third time in three months that a woman has been accused of throwing a baby out of a window in New York city.

Now granted we are talking about New York City here, but seriously, I don’t want to meet the monster who threw a baby out a window.

When it comes to a case like this or abortion, if you don’t want a child, or aren’t in position to care for one, well maybe you should have thought about that before you went and put yourself in a position where a baby can result.

But whether it was rape or your own stupidity, you have a child it doesn’t matter how you got pregnant, you’re soon going to have a child in your hands if you don’t already, and you have to do something with that child (and no throwing the baby out the window is not an acceptable option). If you don’t want children, or aren’t financially situated to care for one, then put the child up for adoption. You don’t kill the child or throw the baby out a window.

Not only are such horrific actions a devaluing of precious human life, but it is truly sad to think of the number of lives being disposed of as if they were yesterday’s garbage, when you think about the number of couples that are trying desperately to have children and can’t.

In addition, the devaluing of human life whether old, young, or mentally or physically handicapped is disgraceful to see human life disposed of just because they are not ‘normal’ or we don’t deem them worthy of life any longer. Human life is not valuable, based on whether or not society deems it valuable, or on the contribution that life makes to society. Human life is valuable, because we are created in the image of God. Genesis 5:1-2 tells us this:

This is the written account of Adam’s family line.

When God created mankind, he made them in the likeness of God. He created them male and female and blessed them. And he named them ‘Mankind’ when they were created.

When we end human life, be it our own, or someone else’s is that we are essentially playing God. Only God has the authority to give and take life. Incidents like this case in New York will continue unless we reverse the “Culture of Death” as it has developed.

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