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Heavy-Handed Politics

"€œGod willing, with the force of God behind it, we shall soon experience a world
without the United States and Zionism."€ -- Iran President Ahmadi-Nejad

Monday, March 23, 2009

Worshipping Plants & Sacrificing People
By Frank Pastore

Whatever happened to human exceptionalism?--the idea rooted in the Judeo-Christian value system that places man at the moral pinnacle of all creation; that because human beings are created in God's image they therefore have moral worth greater than that of any animal, plant, or mineral?

Well, it's being replaced by a new value system that places the natural world over man. Think I'm making this up?

The Swiss have now written into their constitution the principle that plants have intrinsic dignity. They cite the instance of a farmer who needlessly "decapitates" a wildflower with a scythe on his way home as committing a terrible moral wrong--yes, they use the word "decapitate."

How strange. Beware of a radical environmentalism--an effort to "save the world" that doesn't include us, for we are a source of the pollution they're trying to eliminate.


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