In today's fast moving culture many people don't take the time to stop and think about what is going on around them, most don't even think about what they are about to do before they do it. In contrast I believe that we should take every thought captive and meditate on why we do what we do before we do it. Without a valid reason actions are a pointless waste of time and since time is one of the most valuable things we have I believe that we should take some time to think about Life because it is important.
So here are my "Thoughts on Life".



National Sanctity of Human Life Day, 2008

Yesterday while browsing through my news feeds I saw this post on the White House website:

"A Proclamation by the President of the United States of America


White House News
On National Sanctity of Human Life Day, we recognize that each life has inherent dignity and matchless value, and we reaffirm our steadfast determination to defend the weakest and most vulnerable members of our society.
America was founded on the belief that all men are created equal and have an inalienable right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, and our country remains committed to upholding that founding principle. Since taking office, I have signed legislation to help protect life at all stages, and my Administration will continue to encourage adoption, fund abstinence education and crisis pregnancy programs, and support faith-based groups. Today, as our society searches for new ways to ease human suffering, we must pursue the possibilities of science in a manner that respects the sacred gift of life and upholds our moral values.

Our Nation has made progress in its efforts to protect human life, and we will strive to change hearts and minds with compassion and decency. On National Sanctity of Human Life Day and throughout the year, we help strengthen the culture of life in America and work for the day when every child is welcomed in life and protected in law.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim Sunday, January 20, 2008, as National Sanctity of Human Life Day. I call upon all Americans to recognize this day with appropriate ceremonies and to underscore our commitment to respecting and protecting the life and dignity of every human being.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this eighteenth day of January, in the year of our Lord two thousand eight, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-second.

GEORGE W. BUSH"


So it is now official, National Sanctity of Human Life Day. A day dedicated to the celebration of the sanctity of human life.

This may seem like a small thing to some but there are several key phrases in this proclamation:
1)
"and we reaffirm our steadfast determination to defend the weakest and most vulnerable members of our society."
The weakest and most vulnerable members of out society are our unborn children, those who have no voice.

2)
"we must pursue the possibilities of science in a manner that respects the sacred gift of life and upholds our moral values."
Stop using the dead bodies of unborn in scientific research under the invalid claim of helping others. Helping others is a commendable goal but not at the expence of human life, no one should involuntarily give their life for the sake of others.

3)
"On National Sanctity of Human Life Day and throughout the year, we help strengthen the culture of life in America and work for the day when every child is welcomed in life and protected in law."
Strengthening the Culture of Life, for to long we have heard that we cannot change our culture, that our culture is bent on destruction with no hope or a restoration to it's Godly foundations. I think that it is about time for a change, we are the light of the world and light changes things, this is a great step in the change of our culture from it's current state as a culture of death back to it's original design as a culture of Life.

4)
"I call upon all Americans to recognize this day with appropriate ceremonies and to underscore our commitment to respecting and protecting the life and dignity of every human being."
I really like the key phrases here "all Americans" and "our commitment" this is a statement to our country and the world from the top of our goverment that we support life as a country. This is one of the privileges we have given the President of the USA, the authority to declare the stance of our nation on certain topics and ideals. An example would be the war on terror, our President has declared that we will not stand for attacks on our citizens, Period. And now he has declared that we are for protecting the life of every human being.

Please continue to pray about the value of life and the overturn of abortion in America and continue to share the message that life is valuable and that it starts at conception.
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