How Do You Kill 11 Million People?

Hitler 1928 (Wikipedia)

Hitler 1928 (Wikipedia)

Adolph Hitler came to power in Germany in 1933. The Nazis were defeated by the Allied powers in 1945. During that twelve-year period, Hitler slaughtered approximately eleven million people, mostly Jews, as part of his “Final Solution”.

Consider the numbers. How can one corrupt, narcissistic dictator affect the systematic annihilation of over eleven million people, with very little resistance on the part of those being murdered? According to Andy Andrews, by lying to them.

To Save a Life

 

To Save a Life Movie Poster

To Save a Life Movie Poster

Jake Taylor has it all: friends, fame, a basketball scholarship and the hottest girl in school. What could be better?

Enter Roger Dawson. Roger has nothing. No friends. No hope. Nothing but putdowns and getting pushed aside. Things couldn’t get worse … could they?

Jake and Roger were best friends when they were kids. But the politics of high school quickly pulled them apart. Now Roger doesn’t fit in Jake’s — or anyone’s — circle, and he’s had enough. He walks onto campus with a gun in his pocket and pain in his heart and makes a tragic move.

Jake’s last-ditch effort can’t stop Roger, and the sudden tragedy rocks Jake’s world. Something breaks loose inside and sends him questioning everything. Most of all, he can’t shake the question, Could I have saved Roger? In a quest for answers, Jake finds himself looking for the next Roger and reaching out to the geeks, losers and loners. But he quickly finds that crossing class castes threatens everything he’s built his world on. And it could cost him his own friends, his girl, his dreams and even his reputation. Is it worth the price to find the answer to his ultimate question: What do I want my life to be about?

Moral Courage (Part 2)

(cc) Walt Stoneburner - Flickr

(cc) Walt Stoneburner - Flickr

In “Moral Courage (Part 1)“, we looked extensively at the meaning and origins of morals. Morality, in the external sense, is the standard of right and wrong as established ultimately by God and revealed in His word. My own personal moral code is shaped as I decide whether or not, and to what extent, I will follow His standards. And that’s where courage comes into play.

The Sanctity of Human Life

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Ronald Reagan

Ronald Reagan

In 1984, President Ronald Reagan established National Sanctity of Human Life Day to commemorate the millions of innocent lives lost through the legalization of abortion in this country.

Since that first declaration nearly 25 years ago, National Sanctity of Human Life Day has been recognized every year by proclamation of the sitting President of the United States (except for the years that Bill Clinton served as President), on the third Sunday of January. That date was chosen because it is the Sunday that falls closest to the anniversary of the Roe vs. Wade decision of January 22, 1973.