By Michael Moriarty
The earliest Judeo-Christian story of abortion, albeit retro-active abortion, is that of Abraham and Isaac. The primary patriarch of Judaism, Abraham, felt called upon by his God to sacrifice the life of his own son, Isaac. God, however, intervenes to rescind His own command.
In the New Testament, this blood payment is exactly reversed and God's sacrifice of His only begotten son, Jesus, to the merciless demands of a worldly authority is, perhaps, life's greatest divine intervention, an offering of eternally immeasurable worth.
Except for Isaac's close brush with death, the God of the Bible has condemned, as an abomination, any and all religious rituals involving human sacrifice. With Christ and the New Testament, the Almighty seems to be saying, "Here's how ugly infanticide is. It is Herod and the slaughter of the innocents, it is the vilest form of cowardice on earth."
That theme of evil which plots the death of innocents and goodness receives its culminating reprise in the Book of Revelations and the "dragon's" pursuit of the woman with child. Not even having born the child yet, the woman has been targeted by the soul of an abortionist, by the ambitious "Dragon," a metaphysical and metaphorical King Herod who will himself give birth to two beasts of further evil.
John the Divine, author of Revelations, expands the life of Christ himself into an inevitability we call the Apocalypse, Armageddon and End Times. This would all appear self-evident were it not for theologians such as southern Baptist W. O. Vaught and the protestant patriarch, Rev. Billy Graham, who anointed both of the pro-abortion Clintons as America's best leadership in politics and religion.
Christ's whole life is being re-lived now by those creatures with which He most identified. The children at their most vulnerable, the gestating infants, the life form about which Jesus said, "As you do unto the least of these, so you do unto me!"
With the scientific community having limited the meaning of humanity to being no more than another life form, and the environmentalists having lifted the animal kingdom above that of the human race; the scientifically progressive movement, which now directs human evolution, has built its proof of God's existence on the achievement of man's scientific intellect. God is no longer the poet. He is the scientist. Prophecy has been replaced by quantum theories, probabilities and statistics. These carry more vast authority for the "Establishment" than the Bible's prophetic warnings. The progressives such as Bill and Hillary Clinton, having read and/or heard of the biblical warnings, press on shamelessly with their scientific certainties in the growing excitement of writing and re-writing history.
"The only beauty," declared Napoleon Bonaparte, "is greatness."
There is no doubt that Bill Clinton's promotions up the ladder of the world, from a Baptist Arkansas boy to the virtual emperor of a "global initiative" carry "greatness." His wife obviously would like a taste of the same, proven greatness. The title of Senator is a long way off from the famed desk of the Oval Office in the White House, home of the President of the United States.
I have recently been accused of having similarly blind ambitions. I plead "guilty" as charged and, having placed my entire faith in God the poet and not God the scientist, I await the coming presidential elections, both 2008 and 2012, with an excitement certainly the equal of the Clintons or their possible Republican opponents.
Biblical abortion, despite what Rev. Vaught has said, hovers over the third millennium abortion like the lethal injection chamber haunts death row. Progressive Christians, like the Clintons, and neo-Catholics, such as Nancy Pelosi and neo-Catholicism's self-appointed bishop, Gary Wills, barge on to greater and greater influence and worldly power.
"I am not of this world!" would seem to be the first and simplest of Christ's warnings to the progressives. However, with Bill Clinton actually misquoting one of the beatitudes, proclaiming the "peace makers", like himself, not only see the Kingdom of Heaven, but actually inherit the earth, this would appear to be more wishful thinking than even my presidential ambitions. It is the "meek" who Jesus said would inherit the earth.
Is there anything meek about the Clintons?
Bill's delivery "Yes", his peacekeeper's demeanour. Style has overruled content so often in this very, very young 21st century that Bill Clinton can prove his Attorney General Janet Reno guilty of perjury, but do so in such a friendly manner that the mainstream press will not comment on it and not even Janet Reno can get upset about it.
Yes, Janet Reno did, despite her denials under oath before the Waco investigating committee, consult with President Clinton for permission to assault the Koresh compound. The progressive politician's style, however, more non-inflammatory than saltpetre, has, more than any other recipe in the New World Order cookbook, won the day, the year, the decade and now the last quarter of the century.
Will Hillary's brazen shamelessness be a refreshing relief?
The content is the same.
God is a scientist and nothing but a scientist. Apparently He doesn't talk to the rest of us.
Michael Moriarty is a Golden Globe and Emmy Award-winning actor who starred in the landmark television series Law and Order from 1990 to 1994. His recent film and TV credits include The Yellow Wallpaper, 12 Hours to Live, Santa Baby and Deadly Skies. Moriarty is also running for President of the United States in 2008 as a candidate for the Realists Party. To find out more about Moriarty's presidential campaign, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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