Is there any religion that beats Christianity for the inherent dedication to human rights, justice and respecting person and property? No. Is there any religion that frees women like Christianity?
Gina Cobb highlights more distressing news out of India regarding the treatment of females. Just to start....a newborn girl was buried alive, because she was....a girl.
HYDERABAD, India — A newborn baby girl was buried alive by her family in southern India on Thursday but was rescued when a farmer saw the baby's hand sticking out of the ground, officials said.
The two-day old baby, who had apparently never been fed, was recovering in a hospital in the Mahbubnagar district of Andhra Pradesh, said Charu Sinha, district superintendent of police.
I've written about India's female genocide and the long-term consequences, and the unwillingness of women's rights organizations to acknowledge that it is overwhelmingly the weak, disabled and female that get aborted. Abortion is used as a misogynist tool:
All I can conclude is that the women of NOW are as shortsighted as the unions. They will destroy themselves by clinging to an absolute and selfish ideal. Unwilling to admit that this glorious symbol of individual freedom--abortion--can be and often is used to manipulate and control women.As usual, the feminists have it exactly backwards. Here is a sample from Pseudo-Adrienne regarding South Dakota's quest to make abortion illegal:
It would be wonderful if a clinic opened on Fire Thunder's land, as the state legislature has no jurisdiction over them. Unfortunately I would also predict the misogynist, pro-forced-birth lawmakers of South Dakota would pass a law bringing back the racist and genocidal (and soon sexist and patriarchal) *Manifest Destiny* in order to stop it. Nevertheless, it's great to see that those who are outraged by SD's bullshit are standing up and taking these anti-reproductive-rights bastards to task.I understand the concept of a woman's body, a woman's choice. It is difficult having to live through a nine month pregnancy to produce a child the woman doesn't want. And then she is in the embarrassing position of giving up the baby--so everyone knows she didn't want it. So abortion is often about covering embarrassment--having sex with the wrong guy, having sex without thinking, having sex with a man who doesn't want a child. But it is the baby who suffers the mortal embarrassment wound.
In the United States where the shame from unwed pregnancy is gone, where girls can drop off a baby at a hospital or church, no questions asked, and where a woman can easily give her baby up for adoption, the rationale that the baby is life-ruining no longer carries the weight it once did. The discomfort index has become more stringent as Pseudo Adrienne, herself, acknowledges: forced birth. A woman is no longer shamed into raising ten kids in the United States, but she may endure forced birth. That would be horrible. But I'm digressing....
India (Hindu) and China (Buddhist, Taoist, Communist, Islamic), and all near eastern Islamic countries repress women and one of the most useful tools to do so is abortion. Women are forced into unwanted abortions of little women--girls. In India, older women are ostracized and humiliated. The truly misogynist cultures have serious psycho-sexual dysfunction and abortion is just one part of it.
Dr. Pat Santy has written at length about the culture hatred towards women especially in Islam:
I continue to think that the treatment of women under Islam is not only the key to understanding the pathology of the culture, but also the key to developing an antidote to its most poisonous and toxic elements. Unveiling the women of Islam and eliminating their second-class status; empowering them in the oppressive Islamic countries where their individuality and self-expression has been crushed-- may cause a ripple effect that could eventually alter a family structure that encourages the development of generation after generation of dysfunctional and pathological men and women.
Consider for a moment a culture that would prefer to let young girls die in a burning building than to risk having them run out of said building not clothed in properly modest dress; and tell me that such a society is less preoccupied with matters of sex than we are in the West.And then there is Christianity where the rights of even the weakest count. It started with the Israelites under Pharaoh, where the midwives refused to kill the male babies and continues to Christ's example of letting the adulterous woman go free rather than stoning her. Christ through Paul made clear that women and men were equal before God. There is neither Jew nor Greek, male nor female, slave nor free.
Enormous effort goes into veiling women, dressing women modestly, silencing women, covering women's bodies, punishing women, controlling women, reviling women, humiliating women, beating women, subjugating women, avoiding the dishonor of women, keeping women uneducated, policing women, infantilizing women--in short, dehumanizing women in every way possible -- all under the guise of "protecting" and "honoring" them as they relegate them to animal-like status.
The women in this misogynistic Islam are brainwashed from birth into thinking that this cultural preoccupation somehow is necessary and that it "liberates" them in some bizarre manner.
Abandoning Christian tenets means abandoning life-affirming rights and freedoms. As referenced before, from The Brussels Journal:
I’ve stated that post-Christian ideologies, arguably even Marxism, have expropriated ideas derived from Christian cosmology. However, they have been highly selective in which elements to use and which to discard. Christians believe in right and wrong, good and evil, something which Multiculturalists do not, except perhaps racism and discrimination, which are the only sins and one for which there can be no forgiveness. They have rejected crucial components of Christianity. Likewise, Socialists tend to view criminals as misguided individuals, at best in need of proper ideological guidance by Leftist social engineers, at worst as victims of society that should get an apology from us. They don’t believe in evil, except perhaps in those who reject their ideological guidance and wisdom.By discarding the moral strand of Christianity, the West threatens to discard life itself. Abortion is just symbolic of the willful suicide.
Primitive religions and cultures use abortion and infanticide against women. It is a crime against humanity because life and life-giving bodies are snuffed out. It is suicide.
That Western women deny the essential gift of womanhood--the womb--and willingly accept being neutered and claim it as a freedom is the greatest delusion. A society intent on murdering women of all ages, a society intent on denying reproductive vitality, is a society doomed to destruction. Christianity stands in stark opposition to these death impulses.
In him was life; and the life was the light of men.-- John 1:4The best thing that could happen in India, China, Russia and every Islamic country is that they would be brought to understand Christ. Freedom and life would follow.
I am the way, the truth and the life. -- John 14:6