Thursday, 28 June 2007

Where art thou, Europe?

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Europe is rapidly becoming a cesspool, the foolish jetisoning of Christianity is showing that the foundations are made of sand. How long can a civilization last, when every pillar and solid rock is rejected? When truth is illegal, and disagreeing with the government(and established beaureacrats) can mean jail. And what is the logical conclusion of this trend?

I think that the majority will agree, because Greece and Rome come to mind! The internal rot that causes collapse, the barbarification of society, the 'man on horseback" who promises safety, security and prosperity, at what cost? Only your soul!


Comparing abortion, Auschwitz nets jail time
Crime is 'incitement of the people,' court rules in ordering prison term
Posted: June 28, 2007 1:00 a.m. Eastern
By Chelsea Schilling© 2007

A 55-year-old Lutheran pastor will spend a year in jail for comparing Germany's abortion rate of 150,000 annually to the murder of Jews in Auschwitz during the Holocaust, according to Salem Voice Ministries.
Johannes Lerle has been found guilty of "volksverhetzung" or "incitement of the people." An Erlangen court claimed his statement was a denial of the Holocaust suffered by the Jews at the hands of Nazi-Germany during World War II.

Doesn't sound like he is denying the Holocaust, but reiterating the horrors of mass murder.
"Previously, he had been jailed for eight months for calling abortionists 'professional killers.' An allegation which the court ruled to be slanderous because the court says the unborn are not human," an anonymous pro-life activist in Germany told Salem Voice Ministries.

Maybe the thought of committing murder is why fewer interns are opting for abortion as a career? Maybe that is why the Hippocratic Oath was discarded? After all it states that, "above all, do no harm" and forbids abortions...trying to clear the way, but it seems that American medical students are in it to save lives, rather than end them.

"Berlin is Germany's abortion capital. For every 1,000 babies born in Berlin, 344 were killed in their mother's womb," Pro-life With Christ reports. "In the city with 3.4 million inhabitants 10,024 babies were aborted [in 2006]."

However, such figures fail to account for the substantial number of unrecorded abortions – which are estimated to be equal to the total number of reported abortions.

Other high-profile religious leaders have also condemned Germany's growing acceptance of abortion. According to a BBC report, the Roman Catholic Church publicly condemned government plans to allow the sale of abortion pill RU-486 in 1998. Archbishop of Cologne Joachim Meissner made a similar comparison between taking the abortion pill and the use of gas in the Holocaust.

Gunter Annen is another pro-life activist who has faced a similar fate at the hands of a German court. In 2005, he asked to end "unjust abortions in medical practice" and was sentenced to 50 days in jail because the courts claimed the term "unjust" can be interpreted to mean "illegal." People who have abortions are not prosecuted if patients receive counseling and terminate the pregnancy within three months of conception.

Nitpicking over words? Sounds like someone is just looking for an excuse to shut up ANY dissent, doesn't sound very liberal, in the classic usage. But then "certain" people don't understand that words mean things, or they understand too well AND are determined to shut up ANY dissent.

Germany uses threats of "volksverhetzung," a tactic once used by Nazis against their enemies, to intimidate many of its citizens – including homeschoolers.

And to think it is leftistas who are using nazi tactics, kind of puts the kibbosh on the idea that nazi's are "right-wingers"...
As WND previously reported, a German court ordered teenager Melissa Busekros to be taken from her home by a police squad and detained in a psychiatric hospital for being homeschooled. She was later returned to her family when an appeals court ruled she was no longer in danger.

In a separate WND report, a federal prosecutor in the German state of Hesse is seeking three-month prison terms for a mother and father who homeschool their six children, even though the family already has paid fines for violating the nation's Hitler-era homeschooling ban and made plans to move.

Officials with the Home School Legal Defense Association, the pre-eminent homeschool advocacy organization in the world, are actively involved in a number of cases. Estimates are that there are about 400 homeschool families in Germany – virtually all of them either forced into hiding or in court.

Many fear the ever-present threat of "volksverhetzung" in contemporary Europe, as it is being used to silence and jail conservative and orthodox citizens for voicing their own deeply felt beliefs.

Coming soon to America? Especially AFTER we are the NAU? Want to bet? Put your money where your beliefs, or assumptions are?

The charge may soon be used to combat creationism as well. On June 26, the Council of Europe, or CoE, Europe's main human-rights body, is scheduled to vote on a proposal advocating the fight against creationism in its 47 member states.

According to CoE's Parliamentary Assembly report, creationists are dangerous "religious fundamentalists" who propagate "forms of religious extremism."

"Creationism, born of the denial of the evolution of species through natural selection, was for a long time an almost exclusively American phenomenon," the report says. "Today creationist theories are tending to find their way into Europe … [T]his is liable to encourage the development of all manner of fundamentalism and extremism, synonymous with attacks of utmost virulence on human rights."

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