Have the Hortons Heard the Who?

by guest blogger Tom Graffagnino*

HortonThe Spirit clearly says that in later times some will abandon the faith and follow deceiving spirits and things taught by demons. Such teaching comes through hypocritical liars whose consciences have been seared as with a hot iron.” -The Apostle Paul (1Timothy 4: 1-2)

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"[N]ew-born humans are neither persons nor quasi-persons, and their destruction is in no way intrinsically wrong."– Dr. Michael Tooley, Professor of Ethics , University of Colorado, President of the American Philosophical Society (2011-2012)

Human babies are not born self-aware or capable of grasping their lives over time. They are not persons. Hence their lives would seem to be no more worthy of protection than the life of a fetus. “ -Dr. Peter Singer PhD, Professor of Bioethics, Princeton University

"After ruling our thoughts and our decisions about life and death for nearly two thousand years, the traditional Western ethic has collapsed."-Dr. Peter Singer, PhD., Professor of Bioethics, Princeton University

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Someone once said that the conscience is God’s prophet to the soul. The Old Testament relates that Israel had a long history of killing her truth-telling prophets.

In the New Testament, the apostle Paul wrote in his letter to Timothy that:

The Spirit clearly says that in later times some will abandon the faith and follow deceiving spirits and things taught by demons. Such teachings come through hypocritical liars, whose consciences have been seared as with a hot iron.” (1 Timothy 4: 1-2)

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When I read the words of men like Peter Singer and Michael Tooley (and they are not alone), it becomes quite clear to me that St. Paul knew what he was talking about. These two professors are influential and esteemed in certain circles of “upper crust” American academia. And while their teaching may not yet be “mainstream”, their ideas are respected and taken seriously by those “in the know”. They are considered cutting-edge players among the blue-blood, ivory-towered intelligentsia…..the self-sanctified elite among us.

[Please re-read their statements above.]

When, in the winter of 1973, the Roe v Wade decision was reached and abortion was declared “legal”by five men in black robes, the peace-seeking abortion mantra became“Rare, Safe, Legal” . The public was told that abortions would only be considered if there was a serious threat to the mother’s health, that is, presumably only when the mother’s life was at risk. Today, a brief forty years later, abortions have been thoroughly ‘mainstreamed’ and are performed routinely for any reason at all including, simply, “convenience”. .

The “hot iron” to which the Apostle Paul referred was pressed into the cultural conscience of Western civilization on January 22, 1973. Today, nearly four decades later the searing of the cultural conscience is almost complete. The words of learned professors Tooley and Singer quite graphically attest to that fact…. Consider infanticide.

The New Age, God-averse Evolutionaries of the Dying Conscience have been extremely effective. The philosophies of the world and the Self-centered “ethics” of unbridled, “progressive” Humanism have apparently won the day. As a result, more than fifty million innocents have had their lives …..(ahem)….. ‘legally’ snuffed out in the United States since 1973.

These voiceless martyrs, tiny sacrificial lambs to the Idols of Scientism, Naturalism and “progressive” Humanism, I’m sure would cry out IFthey had been afforded a choice.

The “prophet to the western soul” seems to be drawing its final breath.

"…….even though you can’t see or hear them at all,

a person’s a person, no matter how small." –Horton (“Horton Hears a Who”)

"Have the Hortons Heard the Who?"

Listen! Tiny who’s of Whoville
Crying out in their duress…
While progressive High-Who rulers Just ignore the who’s distress.

Look, there are no ‘tiny who’s’ here!
Only protoplasmic goo!
You Horton-ites don’t have the right
To call those what’s a ‘who‘!
We’re the Who’s who know who’s who here….
We’re the Who’s with PhD’s!
You Horton-ites might think you’re right,
But we’re U.-Who degreed!"

All you Yahoo-Horton-Who’s here,

We’re the “Sez-Who’s Who’s”!….by far!

Put your High-Who Book away now…

My! Who DO you think you are!?

We’re the Senate-Who’s with wisdom!

We’re the Congress-Who’s who know!

And those tiny who’s you’re hearing?

They’re not who’s, ’cause we say so!

We’re the Who’s who make the rules here!
We’re the Who’s from Evo-Land.
We’re the strong Who’s wielding power.
‘Who’s of Progress‘ taking stands!

We’re survival Who’s…The fittest!

We’re High-Who’s atop the heap!

We’re the Who’s who make the Laws N.O.W. …

Well-read “Tooth ‘n’ Claw Elite”
So, you Horton-who’s,…. be silent!
We’ll decide when ‘what’s are Who’s.
Talk of tiny ‘who’s’……VERBOTEN!
Wee who’s have no right to choose!
There’s no Higher Who above us.
We’re the Highest Who’s around!
You Horton-who’s who sit in pews,

We High-Who’s think you’re clowns!

"We’ll decide who’s ‘least among us’ ….
And when real Who-life begins!
We’re the True-Blue Who-Believers….
And WE Who’s define Who “sins”.

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Lord, have mercy here among us!

Help us bow in Godly fear….

Make us wise to him who whispers,

And who tempts Who-tickled ears!

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"To silence the voice that reminds us of our guilt is always the ‘final solution’…..self-exoneration is the genius of reason in its bent toward irrationality. There is no limit to which the mind will not stoop for cover when wanting to appear justified." –Ravi Zacharias

"The fundamental foundation stones for a democracy are consciences." –Peter Kreeft

“The Spirit clearly says that in later times some will abandon the faith and follow deceiving spirits and things taught by demons. Such teaching comes through hypocritical liars whose consciences have been seared as with a hot iron.” -1Timothy 4: 1-2

"To silence the voice that reminds us of our guilt
is always the ‘final solution’…..self-exoneration is the genius of reason in its bent toward irrationality. There is no limit to which the mind will not stoop for cover when wanting to appear justified." –Ravi Zacharias

"But they did not listen; instead they followed the stubborn inclinations of their evil hearts. They went backward and not forward." -(Jeremiah 7:24)

"For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities–his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse." "For although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened. Although they claimed to be wise, they became fools…." (Romans 1:20-22)

 

*Please visit the author’s website at TomGraffagnino.com

 

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