Thursday, January 02, 2014
I guess "value" is in the eye of the beholder. Fundamentally, humans are nothing special on the periodic table of elements. With that in mind, assuming that humans have more value than a rock or a horsefly sounds a little hubristic. If we actually do have value more than a rock or a horsefly, it will only be due to something in us that is not in them. And so, on that note, we hope . . .
Christians (and non-Christians) are seldom persecuted for following what C.S. Lewis called the Moral Law. If they are persecuted, it is likely because the persecutor feels threatened. When the argument becomes that of "rights", odds are the core issue is that one side fears that allowing rights to the other threatens them in some way.