From the editor of the Christian site First Things:
Put simply: Only an irresponsible sentimentalist imagines we can live in a world without triage. We must never do evil that good might come. On this point St. Paul is clear. But we often must decide which good we can and should do, a decision that nearly always requires not doing another good, not binding a different wound, not saving a different life.
There is a demonic side to the sentimentalism of saving lives at any cost. Satan rules a kingdom in which the ultimate power of death is announced morning, noon, and night. But Satan cannot rule directly. God alone has the power of life and death, and thus Satan can only rule indirectly. He must rely on our fear of death.
In our simple-minded picture of things, we imagine a powerful fear of death arises because of the brutal deeds of cruel dictators and bloodthirsty executioners. But in truth, Satan prefers sentimental humanists. We resent the hard boot of oppression on our necks, and given a chance, most will resist. How much better, therefore, to spread fear of death under moralistic pretexts.
First Things was founded in 1990 by late anti-abortion activist and Catholic priest John Neuhouse. It’s now published by the Institute on Religion and Public Life.
First Things: A few dozen children interacting with drag queens is a national scandal.
Also First Things: If a bunch of elderly have to die to keep GDP positive, so what? You pansies wanna live forever? Eggs and omelettes, y’know.
— Charles Repine (@DistrictDawg) March 23, 2020
I’m sorry the pandemic is preventing you from hosting a dinner party, Randy.
Honestly, this is a moral disgrace and First Things should be deeply ashamed. pic.twitter.com/n3rxEvDLRP
— Christian Vanderbrouk (@UrbanAchievr) March 23, 2020
If you had FDRLST and First Things as “first prominent reportedly pro-life publications to advocate for measures to kill those they deem to be a burden on society,” please come to the office and claim your prize.
— Brian Thomas (@WildernessCrier) March 23, 2020
There is a demonic side to the sentimentalism of saving lives at any cost.https://t.co/jdLT0E31Wh
— First Things (@firstthingsmag) March 23, 2020
Fellas, is it gay to think people should survive?
— The face toucher (@JonIsAwesomest) March 23, 2020
— Brooke Binkowski (@brooklynmarie) March 23, 2020
“…they otherwise stood firm and continued to work, worship, and play, insisting that fear of death would not govern their societies or their lives.” EXCEPT THEY DIDN’T. BISHOPS SHUT DOWN MASSES when they started to realize what kind of slaughterhouse the 1918 flu really was.
— Peter Jesserer Smith (@JessererSmith) March 23, 2020
Ladies and gentlemen, your pro-life movement.
— Jonathan Wilson (@jnthnwwlsn) March 23, 2020
Amazing how quick the religion folk so pious and moralistic go right into FULL CANNIBAL HOLOCAUST the second life becomes uncomfortable for them.
— 4PM Curve Flattener (@PotionKnights) March 23, 2020