The Consequences of Choice

The Consequences of Choice

ProLifeCorner-  By Larry Plachno

Larry-150x1[1]       This subject got started from a discussion concerning the love of God and love of neighbor admonishments of Jesus Christ. Those who have done the research find that basic Christian principles are reflected in the statistics surrounding social problems. In his divine wisdom, Jesus Christ was trying to teach us that judging our actions as good or evil and defining good as what is best for others and society is the way to make our society run well. The reports and statistics have shown that if we follow these basic rules of Jesus Christ, we all come out ahead.

But then the obvious question came up. If people accept “choice” instead of judging their actions as good or evil, and do what they want today instead of what is best for society tomorrow, are there negative consequences?

The answer is “yes.” There are obvious consequences for accepting “choice” today rather than judging our actions over the long haul. A simple example is that if kids were left on their own, many would avoid going to school and would eat candy and cookies instead of balanced meals. The obvious consequences of their choice will be that they will grow up uneducated and malnourished. These same types of consequences follow other “choice” decisions. Continue reading

Do Abortion and Reduced Marriage Indicate a Failing Society?

ProLifeCorner-  By Larry Plachno-  George Santayana, the famous philosopher, poet and novelist is credited with an observation that has often been repeated and modified. He said: “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”

Historians and researchers are warning us that we have forgotten the past and have decided to go down the same road as the ancient civilizations of Greece and Rome before they fell apart. The people of both Greece and Rome accepted abortion and moved away from marriage prior to their demise. Unlike our current society, their leaders tried to halt this decline but failed. Abortion became a crime in ancient Athens but the situation in Rome became more complex.

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Atheists Rip Mother Teresa

March 11, 2013 – Bill Donohue comments on an article published by Serge Larivée et al. in a Canadian journal, Studies in Religion, on Mother Teresa: This attack on Mother Teresa is a rehash of a book written by the late atheist, Christopher Hitchens, The Missionary Position. Indeed, no one is cited more in this piece than Hitchens. Not surprisingly, the lead author, Serge Larivée, is a devout atheist, as is at least one of the co-authors. Continue reading

Denying the War on Christmas

Bill Donohue takes issue with those who deny the War on Christmas: An editorial in the Duluth News Tribune questions, “There’s Still a ‘War on Christmas’?” Atheist Jeff Sorensen flatly declares in Huffington Post that “There is no war on Christmas.” Statesman Journal columnist Dick Hughes writes a piece about the “phony and irrelevant War on Christmas.” MSNBC madman Lawrence O’Donnell says the War on Christmas has a “body count” of “zero.” Frank Bruni of the New York Times says there could hardly be a War on Christmas given that “We have God on our dollars, God in our pledge of allegiance, God in our Congress.” The Boston Globe editorializes that “Ignoring the ‘war on Christmas’ is the best way to eliminate it altogether.” Continue reading

“Angry Atheists” War on Christmas

Bill Donohue released the following comments today: One of the most famous atheists in American history, Paul Kurtz, died last month at age 86. While not religion-friendly, he was by no means a hater. Indeed, he hated what he called “angry atheists,” the kind we see with increasing frequency these days. Continue reading