I believe that the secular humanist, atheistic / agnostic, religion (yes, religion) what drives the Pro-Abortion advocate on what they believe is the moral high ground. They are in fact Environmental Puritans.
They reject marriage as an institution. As atheists or agnostics, they believe it to be man-made social institution. To them, sex for humans should be no less natural than sex for animals. The God-fearing view that sex is for the marital bed only is considered a man-made restriction that is unnatural when compared to other animal species in our ecosystem. Sex should be free like the animals, the consequences of which can be eliminated by contraception and abortion. There are no sex taboos, and all sex expressions should be socially accepted and tolerated. Abortion is the secular humanist’s SPCA answer to the human puppy mill.
They are seriously concerned about over-population causing world hunger. They are concerned about the quality of life over the quantity of life. They want to limit family sizes to two children. If over-population is perceived as a current problem, then forced abortion and euthanasia policies may be necessary. They hope to avoid getting to that point by a propaganda campaign that encourages freely chosen ‘safe sex’ contraception, backed by abortion, and gay life styles.
They are concerned about the physical betterment of the human species, using lessons learned in breeding animals as applied to the human animal via the science of eugenics. They want to get rid of the bad genes and only breed the good genes. Extreme eugenics subscribes to the cleansing of the races or the ‘master race’ syndrome. Abortion caters to the cleansing of the races mentality by suggesting that a mother should abort her baby if there is an indication of “down syndrome” or other inheritable undesirable condition. Also,they encourage abortion if the family is poor and the unwanted baby may end up neglected due to circumstances.
I do believe there is a twinge of conscience about third trimester abortions for all but the most hardened Pro-Abortion advocate. I’ve often wondered how Pro-Abortion people think. Yes, there are those who just want to do what they want to do, regardless of morals. But there are those that think that it is the “responsible” thing to do, the “lesser of two evils” in an unwanted pregnancy. Most do not think that third trimester (and beyond) abortions are OK. But that first trimester is just maybe morally OK, given the “lesser of two evils” argument. If you do not believe in God, you might argue that the feti have no real pain centers, no sentient self-aware mental faculties. The death is maybe not so painful. That maybe the fetus is just a “blob of tissue” as I have heard it referred to.
Secular Humanism is a STRANGE GOD in our Temples.
What is a strange god? The Old Testament is replete with exhortations against strange gods and idols which compete with the beliefs of the chosen people of the God of Isaac and Jacob. Big taboo on those man-made idols. But what is an idol but the visible symbol of an ideology and set of practices of the religion, some of which may be compatible with God’s true practices but others are a direct contradiction. It is a perversion of fidelity, and such a betrayal is deeply offensive to God precisely because it is so destructive to his people. In a society that does not separate Church from State, mixing religion & politics with the religion & politics of foreigners is forbidden. No multiculturalism in the temple. It always results in the chosen people being overtaken by foreigners as chastisement from God until his chosen people return to the pure faith.
Secular Humanism attempts to be responsible moral Humans without reliance on Divine Providence and intervention. It has creeped into Catholic culture as a hedge against the remote possibility that God will not intervene in time as our world population grows to unmanagable levels. We are on a lifeboat called earth with a certain number of people growing at a certain rate with limited boat capacity and limited resources to feed the hungry. Secular Humanism, which is logical, does not allow for God’s Divine Providence. Secular Humanism is today’s “strange god” that has infiltrated the Catholic Church and offers libations to Ishtar, the goddess of fertility, and offers holocausts via immolation by fire of our owns sons and daughters, rendering our temple worship unacceptable to God.
Where am I coming from? The Pharisees and Scribes could cite chapter and verse of any Old Testament like any good “solo scriptura” Protestant today. They knew what Jesus was alluding to when He overturned the money-changers tables with the words:
“My house shall be called a house of prayer for all peoples.
<refer to Isaiah 56,7>
But you have made it a DEN OF THIEVES.
<refer to Jeremiah 7,11>”
Chapter 56 of Isaiah is all about how all are welcome in the house of the Lord. How it is to be “inclusive” in modern parlance.
Chapter 7 of Jeremiah uses the term “den of thieves” and is all about when a temple of worship is not acceptable to the Lord and is liable to severe punishment (as at Shiloh). It is about the deceit of the faithful(?) who think that they will be saved because they put their faith in “This is a temple of the Lord! A temple of the Lord! A temple of the Lord!”, but their behavior as good as says “We are safe. We can do these abominations again.”.
Chapter 7 of Jeremiah goes on to cite some SPECIFIC ABUSES of temple worship, including:
(1) worship of Ishtar, goddess of fertility - a competing religion and “strange god”
(2) holocaust of their own sons and daughters by means of immolation by fire.
These abuses pertain to us today via:
(1) Secular humanism and our current sex permissive and obsessive society.
(2) Abortion - the immolation of our own sons and daughters.