Monday, February 18, 2008

How horrible!!

Okay -- so this post isn't full of pictures of our, admittedly, very adorable children. (Sorry, Nora!) That would require me taking pictures of them, which would probably require me putting non-drooled over clothing on them and snapping quick pictures within the next 30 seconds. After 30 seconds, it is most likely that Mikey's clothing will look exactly like he did before I changed his clothing and Eliana will have already requested Peanut Butter and Jelly and more "nook" (milk) and I will have discovered that the camera batteries are dead and there will be at least one child that needs his/her diaper changed. There! That's my list of excuses for not posting pics this morning...we'll see about later.


However, I was rather horrified by a blog post I saw by Al Mohler this morning (please, nobody point out the fact that I had time to read a blog post but not post pics... I have a whole other list of excuses for that one). I had heard of "suicide" websites and thought the whole notion was rather sad and, yeah... sad. But this was rather horrifying:
"One of the most notorious figures on the internet suicide scene is Nagasiva Yronwode, a self-confessed satanist who runs a shop selling occult books and charms in the small Californian town of Forestville, north of San Francisco.

Yronwode, 46, describes himself as the "outreach director" for an extremist cult called the Church of Euthanasia, which advocates suicide as a means of saving the world from the effects of overpopulation."

I'm at a loss for words.


Nora :) said...

Oh, Chris -- it is horrifying. I too am at a loss.

There was recently quite a furor online about 90 Day Jane, what seemed a real blog by a woman who intended to kill herself in 90 days and created the blog to document her last days prior to her suicide. It all turned out to be a hoax, a woman's idea of an art project. This is a long way of saying that in the fallen world, apparently suicide is art now.

Anonymous said...

modemac: not even interested in visiting such an art project site.

Christina: too many words come to my mind for the few minuets I have to spend at your blog...

About the bulk of your post (spending time reading blogs instead of the infinite list of "productive" things you could have been doing with your time:

Reading edifying blogs IS well-spent time. Good blogs stimulate our minds and spirits so that we're better able to change diapers, wipe drool and make pb&j's!

Sharon said...

oops, I didn't mean to post as anonymous. that was me :-)

Christina said...

=) (I figured that was you, Sharon!) I definitely agree that edifying blogs can and often are a good use of time (especially when caring for newborns in a way that confines one to one spot!)

I was merely pointing out that, alas, many readers might prefer that I post cute pics, instead...At least, judging by some comments I've gotten recently! =)

On a much more serious note, this "Church of Euthanasia", in my esteem, is pure hypocrisy. How some could sit and preach that others should kill themselves to improve the world is beyond me. It's not art. It is a destructive cult that preys on the vulnerable.

Modemac, I can only hope and pray that some day you will see that only One death was necessary for the good of this world-- and that was the death of Jesus Christ on our behalf, which allows those who believe to be right with God.

"For God so loved the world that He gave His only Son, that whosoever believes in Him will not perish, but will have everlasting life." John 3:16