Christian Eugenics? Essay

953 WordsSep 23, 20134 Pages
Christians, the Poor, and the Fundamental Premise of Eugenics How Grace Transforms Our View of the Underprivileged It’s all too common. Peppered throughout the timeline of Facebook and Twitter feeds, many Christians are tearing apart certain foreign and domestic policies, all with little regard for displaying sensitive Christian love and a defense of the needy. These passionate cries of opposition not only seem ineffective in championing Christ as the cultural redeemer, they reveal the underlying seed of sin’s self-exalting influence and expose the true heart of this mindset - the same premise used by pro-choice and eugenic advocates. If Christians can identify the correlation between this sort of behavior and those things which are more readily accepted as evil, can they also be spurred to think about solutions that serve Christ and benefit society instead of compounding the negative image of Christians to an unbelieving society? Are They Really That Different? The link between the elitist mindset of abortion and the contempt of the middle and upper class for the poor and needy as a “drain on society” finds its DNA in the evolutionist worldview of eugenics - the science of improving a human population by controlled breeding in order to increase the occurrence of certain desirable characteristics. Ironically, advocates on either side claim the other as their mortal enemy, but what they fail to see is that they are both actually proposing the same principal idea - that the decision of the quality of life, or life at all, somehow rests with those who deem themselves superior. Both Christians and non-Christians alike boast this ideology. In the political sphere, it’s largely the Christians who, with impressive vigor and fervor, passionately protest the legislation of healthcare reform bills, social security acts, and foreign policy decisions, not because

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