Pain and suffering should never be a reason to end someone else's life...or your own. Accepting and overcoming life’s hardships -- these are the things that help build our character and strengthen us as persons.
"I am now convinced that if a society does not embrace the sanctity dignity and equality of all human life (and North American society does not) then any barbarity is possible. A truly civilized society includes in its tender embrace every human life. This includes every child developing in the womb those people with mental or physical disabilities those with terminal conditions, derelicts, the old and people who are not wanted or even loved by anyone. Impossible you say? Perhaps but I'm a sucker for hopeless causes. Perhaps it comes from having what many consider a hopeless disease. Love is what defines enlightened and civilized society. But love needs the divine. The brotherhood of man needs the Fatherhood of God. Love without God becomes selective coercive and arbitrary -- turning lives of the weakest into hell on earth...Yes I am convinced that human enlightenment is impossible without God. Spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ is the greatest imperative of the 21st Century." ~Mark Pickup (www.humanlifematters.blogspot.com)
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