Sorry it's been so long since we've posted!
So, recently, we received an email from Ray Comfort, the founder of Living Waters, an organization dedicated to helping Christian churches learn how to reach out to their communities. Mr. Comfort has also made a video about abortion and the Holocaust. He interviewed several people on their thoughts on the Holocaust, abortion, and morality.
Here is kind of a summary of the video, and my thoughts on it.
You all know who Adolf Hitler was, right? Two years ago, I read a book that was basically his diary called Mein Kampf which means My Struggle. This book is huge, I'm looking at it right now. It's big, black and about three inches thick. And it is filled to brimming with reasons why Hitler hated the Jews. Why Hitler killed 6 million Jews. Yes, he killed 6 million Jews.
He didn't just kill Jews though. The common number of deaths associated with the Holocaust is 11 million. In a span of four years alone (from 1941-1945), 11 million innocent people were killed for no reason at all except that they were a nuisance, and the Nazis didn't want them around. And all this was caused by the government of Germany.
You might start to see now what the Holocaust has in common with abortion.
Now fast-forward about 30 years. 1973 saw abortion become legal in the United States. That year, 1.25 million abortions were performed. The next year, that number increased by 100,000. Every year, the number of abortions grew to reach a peak of 1,700,000 abortions performed in 1990. Now, on average, about 1.2 million babies die a year due to abortion in the United States alone.
So, we have two somewhat different scenarios: the Holocaust of Jews, and the Holocaust of babies. I would call this reckless abortion of babies a holocaust because the definition of "holocaust" according to Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary (11th edition) is, "A thorough destruction involving extensive loss of life" or "A mass slaughter of people; esp Genocide." This seems to describe both scenarios.
Now we come to what is really similar about both. Hitler claimed that Jews were not human, they were a race, yes, and they were alive, yes, but they were not human. Sound familiar? Insert "fetus" for "Jews" and you have almost exactly what the majority of Americans say about a baby in the womb!
Would you say that the intended murdering of a Jew is wrong? I'm assuming, yes. Would you say that the intended murdering of a "fetus" is wrong? Some would adamantly say, "Yes!" Some would say, "That is a tricky subject," or "That's completely different." But is it? You have to decide for yourself.
If you have specific questions about abortion or would like to learn more, email us at email@example.com. I would also encourage you to visit http://abort73.com/ for more information about statistics on abortion.
Thank you for reading my thoughts.