FOOD FOR THOUGHT
America pioneered the Eugenics craze in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s. This included the isolation, forced sterilization, and forced killing of the disabled, non-whites, and habitually poor.
We then “educated” Soviet Russia, Nazi Germany, and Japan. After all, it was considered scientific, morally neutral, and a way to shape evolution. Science can be dangerous if misused. Yes, The Nazis turned to insane cruelty, driven by old prejudice and the horror of their belief that only they should have a right to life. Their hatred of Jewish people found new focus with Eugenics. Prejudice, more than ignorance, kills the innocent, and all people, including me, are prejudiced to some degree. Prejudice is sin.
The problem isn’t with science, but science without conscience, without mercy, without question, and without a plurality of viewpoints–including faith. The real problem is the human heart, plain and simple. All information, including science and religion, is distorted by the lens of bias and selfishness.
And all laws do is create external, explicit penalties. People always find their way around inconvenient laws. The human heart is the problem, and we remain in need of The Great Physician.
The Gospel of Jesus Christ is the only cure for the sin-sick heart, and we Christians are called to live lives of humility, service, selflessness, love, Joy, peace, patience, gentleness, and self-control, a testimony to His Relentless Love that gently restores the human heart.