Julius: The new made Adam! And this is how you see man? Noble, beautiful, unafraid?
Michelangelo: How else should I see him?
Julius: As he is! Corrupt and evil! His hands dripping with blood, destined for damnation! Your painting is beautiful but false.
Michelangelo: I cannot change my conception.
Julius: You’ve taught me not to waste my time trying to change your conceptions. How did you arrive at this?
Michelangelo: I thought … my idea for the panel was that man’s evil he learned from himself, not from God.
Julius: (quietly) yes…
Michelangelo: I wanted to paint man, as He was first created. Innocent, still free of sin, grateful for the gift of life.
Screenplay, The Agony and the Ecstasy
Kevin Williamson at National Review Online nails it in reference to the revelation that
Planned Parenthood Worse Than Murder, Inc, is trafficking in some of the corpses of their murder victims:
Human beings are not lumps of labor. They are not capital, consumer goods, taxpayers, commodities — or meat. The philosophy of Planned Parenthood (and Eros is a jealous god) is the philosophy of men-as-meat, and that philosophy is not long compatible with liberty and human dignity. When Erich Fromm wrote his famous book on the dream of religion without deity, he titled it “You Shall Be as Gods.” The truth is that without an understanding of the uniqueness of human beings and the consequent value of every human life, you will not be as gods — you will be as meat. And meat gets butchered, packaged, and sold. It gets stuffed in the freezer.
Go here to read the rest. When Christ taught us to call God “Father”, He was reminding us that we are children of a loving God. As CS Lewis noted:
“It is a serious thing to live in a society of possible gods and goddesses, to remember that the dullest most uninteresting person you can talk to may one day be a creature which,if you saw it now, you would be strongly tempted to worship, or else a horror and a corruption such as you now meet, if at all, only in a nightmare. All day long we are, in some degree helping each other to one or the other of these destinations. It is in the light of these overwhelming possibilities, it is with the awe and the circumspection proper to them, that we should conduct all of our dealings with one another, all friendships, all loves, all play, all politics. There are no ordinary people. You have never talked to a mere mortal. Nations, cultures, arts, civilizations – these are mortal, and their life is to ours as the life of a gnat. But it is immortals whom we joke with, work with, marry, snub, and exploit – immortal horrors or everlasting splendors.”
The horrors of Planned Parenthood arise because of a fundamental mistake as to the nature of Man. When men have been deluded into believing that Man is merely an animal with pretensions, do not be shocked when they act upon that belief.