Life vs. Death

Information about Life vs. Death

Published on May 26, 2008

Author: frraul

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Slide 1: 1995 Culture of Life vs. Culture of Death : Culture of Life vs. Culture of Death “God did not make death, nor does he rejoice in the destruction of the living… It was the wicked who with hands and words invited death.” Wisdom 1:13, 18 “I am the resurrection and the life.” John 11:25 Culture of Death: Origin : Culture of Death: Origin Human Questions : Human Questions Whatisthe meaningof life? Rich Young Man Approaches Christ : Rich Young Man Approaches Christ Christ Reveals Man to Himself : Christ Reveals Man to Himself “Keep theCommandments” “Come,follow me.” Christian View of Man : Christian View of Man Christ Reveals Man to Himself Teacher Reconciler Obedient Son Just judge/Peacemaker Self-Giver Modern View of Man : Modern View of Man Pleasure Seeker Consumer Individual Relativist (no moral absolutes) Skeptic (no knowledge is possible) The Modern Age : The Modern Age Freedom: Distorted View : Freedom: Distorted View Freedom Defines the Human Person : Freedom Defines the Human Person Instinctual Action Free Action Freedom to Do What is Good : Freedom to Do What is Good Modern Fixation on the Individual : Modern Fixation on the Individual Christian Community: Love & Sacrifice : Christian Community: Love & Sacrifice “God is love, andwhoever remains in love remains in God, and God in him.” I John 4:16 Slide 16: Christian Generosity vs. Modern Materialism Modern Skepticism: All Opinions are EqualPilate said to Him, “What is Truth?” (John 19:38) : Modern Skepticism: All Opinions are EqualPilate said to Him, “What is Truth?” (John 19:38) Christ: Splendor of Truth : Christ: Splendor of Truth “I amthe Waythe Truthand the Life.” Moral Relativism : Moral Relativism Inalienable Rights : Inalienable Rights “We holdtheseTruths tobe self-evident… …Life,Liberty,and thepursuit ofHappiness.” Moral Absolutes : Moral Absolutes Reason Revelation Values : Values Modern View “Freedom;” Doing what I want, when I want Individualism Materialism Skepticism Moral Relativism Christian View “Freedom;” Being free from sin and doing what is good Community Generosity Truth Moral Absolutes Unlimited Choices? : Unlimited Choices? The Heart of Liberty? : The Heart of Liberty? Y “At the heart of libertyis the right to define one’s ownconcept of existence, ofmeaning, of the universe,and the mysteryof human life.” Planned Parenthood v. Casey (1992) A Connection : A Connection Griswold vs. the State of Connecticut (1965):legalizes sale of contraceptives Roe vs. Wade (1973): legalizes abortion Compassion in Dying vs. the State of Washington (1996): legalizes assisted suicide Lawrence v. Texas (2003): legalized sodomy Crimes Against Life: New Rights : Crimes Against Life: New Rights A Progression : A Progression Further Differences : Further Differences The Modern Tragedy: Godlessness : The Modern Tragedy: Godlessness “In seeking the deepest roots of the struggle between the ‘culture of life’ and the ‘culture of death,’ we cannot restrict ourselves to the perverse notion of freedom….We have to go to the heart of the tragedy being experienced by modern man: the ‘eclipse of the sense of God and of man.’” Evangelium Vitae 21 Man: A Highly Developed Animal : Man: A Highly Developed Animal Man: An Immortal Creature : Man: An Immortal Creature “You Will Be with Me in Paradise” : “You Will Be with Me in Paradise” “I am the resurrection and the life; he who believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live, and whoever lives and believes in me shall never die.”John 11:25-26

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