Has anyone seen this movie? If so, what are your thoughts?
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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.
Or anyone with hair color other than blond. Or eyes that aren't blue. Or a potential height less than six feet.
Hmmm. This is sounding familiar.
Well, who doesn't want perfect children? Why settle for less? Genetics will deliver.
So you consider children imperfect, if they have brown eyes, or red hair, or yellow skin?
Who isn't imperfect? When you start tinkering, it's hard to stop. People argue that slopes aren't necessarily slippery. Well, why is genetic slippery? Because people are greedy & vain. People are the kind of people that get cosmetic surgery. Society does not humiliate or whip them--because people are also the kind of people who kind of like cosmetic surgery. Are you telling me people are not the kind of people that will genetically engineer every thing they can about their children? What is there to stop them? Different circumstances at different times--but the trend is clear, & predictable.
What I consider imperfect does not depend so much on hair color or what have you; but I do not think that human imperfections can be solved by science. I am fully aware that this is a minority opinion; I am even afraid that science might make it worse; enlightened people think that science is an unmitigated infinite blessing that will make everything work eventually--just occasionally they are terrified of nuclear weapons or global warming or whatever's next--then they say: Sure, science did this, but you know what--blame people, not science--& science will cure it anyway, so let's congratulate each other. I do not trust enlightened people, therefore. But they are the majority opinion: Because they have enlightened greed & vanity.
Titus, you *do* realize that my initial description of blond hair, blue eyes, 6' tall...it's the traditional Nazi description of the Aryan master race.
You took the bait.
My second message had to do with genetic traits (red hair, yellow skin) which are historically discriminated against.
And, again, you took the bait.
And then something shifts in our environment or a new plague or something else we can't predict, and the only gene that could have saved us happened to only found in those "imperfect" embryos. Then we'd be as fucked as the dinosaurs.
'We' is the wrong way of thinking about it. People do not care about their genes. Maybe they do not care so much about each other, either.
I include the species in that 'we'.
You may call the species we, but you may be leaving a lot of us out that way-
True. I guess those without the necessary genes, those wouldn't be around to still be a part of the we.
& you never know who those are in advance...
But that's not exactly what I had in mind. It seems to me that many do not think they are ruled by a genetic imperative; they seem to think they are ruled by God, or the laws, or family or species--none of which is a matter of genes necessarily: Genes do not even have family or species boundaries. There is nothing human about them.
Are you arguing that the Nazis did not consider the Jews and other to be sub human?
Are you arguing that the pro abortion crowd does not consider the unborn to be less than human?
The common link between these two is that those who support the killing deem the killed to be less than human and that is why it was or is okay to terminate what they have defined to be less than human.