Monday, November 13, 2006

THIS BELONGS IN THE "WTF" FILE.

Did you ever think you'd hear of organized religion stating that killing children is ok if they are severely disabled? Ugh...any life is precious.

My school, until two years ago, had a school within it that taught all types of skills to children and young adults with autism, Down Syndrome, and other mental challenges. I looked forward to seeing these children each day. Not only was it an inspiration to see them work hard to be able to live in group homes and to develop the skills to have a job, but it was also heartwarming to see them in my chess club, at the prom, at their own dances with students and alumni, and it was so cute to see the budding little romances. I learned so much from them from just observing them. A few of them were even medal winners in the Special Olympics.

One young man, "Brian," always said hello to me. There was another young man with the same birthday as me and my study hall threw him a birthday party. (He used to play golf through our study hall.)

How can a bunch of people who profess to know the Bible say these things and just encourage murderous behavior? I recall Jonathan from the Bible. He had a son with a physical disability. I believe David took that son in and looked after him (hope I'm not getting my Bible stories confused). I think the Bible is pretty clear by example, eh?

I can't imagine all the hard and heartbreaking work entailed in caring for a disabled child, but what about the blessings?

10 comments:

mcewen said...

Ah, now I can help you on that one, as having an autistic child [or two] makes you have to dig deep.
Best wishes
http://whitterer-autism.blogspot.com

RT said...

I can only imagine. God bless.

Ssssteve said...

I can't even imagine where this is going to lead us as a world! It doesn't take long after you start deciding who lives or dies before they decide who is a productive member of society and whether they should live or die! Sickening!

FIAR said...

Hitler would be so proud.

Wyatt Earp said...

Seig Heil! Let's kill all potential liberals!

fmragtops said...

...Ooooh, you said "ARTISTIC", crap! Swell, I guess it's too late now.

RT said...

Stuff like this just makes me sad. Really.

Peakah said...

I believe that those kids are closer to God than any man of the cloth has ever proclaimed to be. Those are kids who are the epitome of innocence as they come here in broken bodies to teach us compassion and selflessness. In the next life they will be the greatest of Spiritual Warriors.

RT said...

Yeah, and I'm glad he's burning in hell!

RT said...

Peakah:
You're are so correct!