“The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few.”
Actually, that quote originally came from “A Tale of Two Cities”, by Charles Dickens, but socioculture says that Mr. Spock laid claim on it. A perfect example of what the truth is as opposed to what culture teaches the masses.
Culture evolves, humans do not: “Sociocultural theory is a emerging theory in psychology that looks at the important contributions that society makes to individual development. This theory stresses the interaction between developing people and the culture in which they live……Sociocultural theory focuses not only how adults and peers influence individual learning, but also on how cultural beliefs and attitudes impact how instruction and learning take place.According to Vygotsky, children are born with basic biological contraints on their minds. Each culture, however, provides what he referred to as ‘tools of intellectual adaptation.’ These tools allow children to use their basic mental abilities in a way that is adaptive to the culture in which they live.” Read the rest of Vygotsky’s theory here.
This country is groaning with what it thinks it knows rather than the truth. Is there truth in advertising? Obviously not, there are too many variables in the decision making process; there are polls, surveys, message boards to consider. In other words, there is WAY too much information out there to make a proper decision. So then, what’s the problem?
Selfishness. Pure and simple. Blatant selfishness. Everyone wants to be heard but also needs the acceptance of their peers, or socioculture. And everyone wants to lean on what other’s say rather than getting to the absolute truth. Many can say that science covers that, and in theory it can. But the truth lies between the pages of the Bible; the Holy Scriptures which tells us how to live and how to be an effective part of society, not the socioculture, whatever that may be. Much of what science teaches is theory since – according to scientists – no one was there when the so-called ‘big bang’ happened, or when the dinosaurs died, or so-called evolution of homo-sapiens.
Life decisions are forever. There is no theory, there is no other options; life is life, no matter what socioculture says. We are not derived from single cell organisms that the oceans puked up billions of years ago, we are humans created in the very image of God. Then, are embryos just a mass of indeterminate cells that has no value? YET? But again, socioculture tells us that we’ve been taught that Life is Life when we give it value, thus can be taken away at anytime up to birth, or even after.
Abortion, just like suicide, is forever. Socioculture gives us the options to kill or murder our own children or ourselves. In the case of Terry Schiavo, her own husband wanted her to die a death of dehydration and starvation, while the entire world look on in disbelief. A JUDGE determined that Terry should die, for no other reason than her husband wanted her dead so he could move on with his life, with a woman already waiting for him to be free to marry her. On a personal note: This new woman should wonder what Mr. Schiavo has in store for her when he’s finished with her.
Socioculture has made abortion acceptable and ‘normal’. Of course, NOTHING can be further from the truth – murdering is not normal, no matter how much lipstick you put on that pig. Be THAT as it may, people have allowed socioculture to tell them what to do for decades, and we are stupid enough to allow the tail to wag the dog.
What is acceptable? LIFE. And love your neighbor, and love God with all of your heart. And if that can’t answer the sociocultural question of abortion or suicide, then you aren’t asking the right person.
Trust God. Culture kills.