Tuesday, May 13, 2008

OLD DEITIES, NEW SACRAMENT

W. A. Borst gets it. He writes at the New Oxford Review:
Once you recover from the shock of the first encounter, it seems obvious, even predictable. But the first encounter is disturbing and disorienting: You feel as if you are present in old Carthage at a sacrifice to Moloch, the eater of children.

I refer to the encounter with a new inspiration on the part of proabortionists, an inspiration wondrous in its simplicity and staggering in its implications. To the claims of prolifers that religion forbids abortion, proabortionists can respond with fervor that they, too, are religious, they, too, are believers, and abortion is a spiritual practice and a sacred ritual. Abortion is an act of worship: Deus — or dea — vult.
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2 comments:

Aramis said...

Great find Ath.

Aramis said...

Borst writes: "In our culture, which is morally self-indulgent and religiously illiterate but spiritually ambitious and consumerist in outlook, ideologies are labeled "spiritual" for the same reason foods are labeled "natural": The word draws customers to the product, and there are no enforceable standards for applying it."

Ath, you can say it again, he gets it - boy does he get it, and the sad part is how most folks are clueless - even clueless about their own religion.