Has anyone seen this movie? If so, what are your thoughts?
Here is a review/advertisement:
Very few, when good and evil are brought to full focus for the first time.
It began as a series of video interviews for the upcoming book "Hitler, God and the Bible." The subjects were college students in Southern California who don't have a clue who Adolph Hitler was.
Author, evangelist and television host Ray Comfort found that these young adults also had given little previous thought to the reality of abortion.
Then, in the course of a series of mini-Socratic dialogues, come the incredible "180s."
Comfort asks these men and women hypothetical questions about the Nazi Holocaust - and then asks them to apply their answers to the question of abortion.
The results are simply amazing.
Everyone should watch this DVD - particularly those who consider themselves pro-"choice" or even any pro-lifers who are reluctant to stand up firmly for what they believe.
NOTE: Some of the attitudes expressed in the film are upsetting, particularly where Comfort uncovers willful ignorance regarding the Holocaust. In establishing the persistence of evil and forgetfulness regarding history, however, these portions are both compelling and central to the message of this extremely important documentary.
Somehow, the worst seems to come from academia these days--time was when you have to have insane people on the fringe, as decent people say. How about the guys who argue that babies should be killed if they suffer from any number of diseases that will be hard to cure or impossible? You test during pregnancy, & whenever you get evidence--I do not know how reliable these things are, but I am sure doctors can tell you that they have or have not got it--you kill the baby. Presumably, this sort of thing cannot be done in America just now; but something of this kind is installed in China. We'll see whether the future looks more like the one or the other... Both agree on abortion, but they differ significantly on the property argument & therefore on who gets to decide. But the argument of the Chinese communists is simple: Who pays for medicine should decide about issues of public health, like the next generation. This was pretty much the argument of eugenicists back when Americans were sterilizing people. I think there is a very good chance eugenics is coming back. I do not know that it will look like Progressive America or Communist China, but I'm sure I won't like it. So are ugly arguments made better or worse by the possibility that they become the law?
"-I do not know how reliable these things are"
Not completely reliable. I know several people that were supposed to have something wrong with them but as it turned out the doctor was wrong and the baby was born with no defects; my brother was one of them. I know someone who was born without a foot and that was never seen on ultra sound so it was a bit of a shock when the baby was born. Should we extend the killing so that those types can be terminated after birth since they were not caught beforehand?
Well, nothing is perfectly reliable--I am advised that's why capital punishment is plagued by uncertainty. & why America should not go to war against states that replace foreign policy with international terrorism. It apparently does not hold weight in the case of making big gov't immense; perhaps it will not matter when eugenics returns either. We'll see, I fear-
Reliable or not, all it tells is potential. Imagine if they aborted Stephen Hawkins? How many genetically perfect wasters are there taking up space in the world?
Living in Ireland, a country that is more anti-abortion than my own Canada (although there is quite a loud, unsure of its size, lobby for it at the moment) I see a lot more people with Down's here. Many are usually with elderly parents but they are far from being a burden on society. They contribute more than the country's large number of heorin addicts I'm willing to bet. Yet I am surprised there is no movement or lobby among them or their families against abortion of fetuses with trisomy21 (Down's)? Anyway, long bus ride here so this is just a random thought. I'm sure though after my last one it will probably strike up some other pro/anti-abortion slogan to someone.
Good point about what healthy babies mean-
Like economics, I think people are not smart enough to always know what's best. Hence I don't like eugenics or Communism.
Well, you know what. You're a loser. You're the leftovers of modernity. The world will pass you by. If you like, we can sit & talk while the world passes by. But there is nothing you can do about better or worse. There's not few of us, but the only way that makes a difference is that it's easier to strike up a conversation-
Your comments don't come up on the feed so I missed this one. What was I a loser about?
That was days ago; it was news then! Now, who knows what it meant? I think I was pointing out that the detachment required to look at these things your way is also detaching you from the way things are going. There is, after all, a future, & it seems full of progress, sometimes. Portentous stuff, really...
If the world is changing and progressing, how come when I read about the past I feel like are just making the same mistakes that were already done before?
I believe that is because man is not becoming wiser, whereas he is obviously becoming stronger-
We were told that our son would most likely have something wrong with him based on tests done. The doctor was wrong. We could neuter the defectives upon birth so they don't procreate. We could also neuter anyone with a low IQ for the same reason and thinking on it if a baby's genetics aren't perfect we could neuter them as well. Or we could retroactively abort them.