Atheistic Rationale For Infanticide
Speaking to the American Academy for the Advancement of Science, Dr. L. D. Rue argued that people are better off if we deceive ourselves into believing a “Noble Lie” which will make us think (even though it isn’t so) that humanity and the universe have value.
The New Yorker called Princeton philosophy teacher Peter Singer “the most influential philosopher alive.” The New England Journal of Medicine claims Singer has had “more success in effecting changes in acceptable behavior” than any philosopher since Bertrand Russell.
Singer proposed that we shouldn’t declare children alive until twenty-eight days after birth, allowing parents enough time to decide whether they wish to dispose of their children without legal consequences.
He wrote, “If we compare a severely defective human infant with a nonhuman animal, a dog or a pig, for example, we will often find the nonhuman to have superior capacities, both actual and potential, for rationality, self-consciousness, communication, and anything else that can plausibly be considered morally significant.
Singer, like Sam Harris, builds his ethics on the notion of happiness. But notice where it takes him: “When the death of a disabled infant will lead to the birth of another infant with better prospects of a happy life, the total amount of happiness will be greater if the disabled infant is killed. The loss of happy life for the first infant is outweighed by the gain of a happier life for the second. Therefore, if killing the hemophiliac infant has no adverse effect on others, it would… be right to kill him.”
When Singer was appointed a Princeton professor, a disabilities right group named Not Dead yet protested his arrival. They objected to Singer’s books, which promote the legalization of killing disabled infants as well as children and adults with severe cognitive disabilities. (Parents paying for their children to attend Singer’s classes might be interested in knowing that he also provides a “moral justification” for killing the elderly.) (Copied).
Singer, like many secularists, materialistic humanists, and atheists have ignored what God declared to be true in His Word……
Psalm 100:3 – “Know that the LORD Himself is God; it is He who has made us, and not we ourselves”. Psalm 139:13-16 – “For You formed my inward parts; You covered me in my mother’s womb. I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; marvelous are Your works and that my soul knows well. My frame was not hidden from You, when I was made in secret, and skillfully wrought in the lowest parts of the earth. Your eyes saw my substance, being yet unformed, and in Your book they all were written, the days fashioned for me, when as yet there were none of them”. Psalm 127:3 – “Behold, children are a gift of the LORD; the fruit of the womb is a reward”