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Title: Culture of Life vs. Culture of Death


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1995
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Culture of Life vs. Culture of Death
I am the resurrection and the life. John 1125
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
113, 18
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Culture of Death Origin
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Human Questions
What is the meaning of life?
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Rich Young Man Approaches Christ
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Christ Reveals Man to Himself
Keep the Commandments
Come, follow me.
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Christian View of Man
  • Christ Reveals Man
  • to Himself
  • Teacher
  • Reconciler
  • Obedient Son
  • Just judge/Peacemaker
  • Self-Giver

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Modern View of Man
  • Pleasure Seeker
  • Consumer
  • Individual
  • Relativist (no moral absolutes)
  • Skeptic (no knowledge is possible)

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The Modern Age
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Freedom Distorted View
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Freedom Defines the Human Person
Instinctual Action
Free Action
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Freedom to Do What is Good
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Modern Fixation on the Individual
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Christian Community Love Sacrifice
God is love, and whoever remains in love remains
in God, and God in him. I John 416
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Christian Generosity vs. Modern Materialism
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Modern Skepticism All Opinions are Equal Pilate
said to Him, What is Truth? (John 1938)
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Christ Splendor of Truth
I am the Way the Truth and the Life.
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Moral Relativism
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Inalienable Rights
We hold these Truths to be self- evident
Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness.
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Moral Absolutes
Revelation
Reason
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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

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Unlimited Choices?
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The Heart of Liberty?
Y
At the heart of liberty is the right to define
ones own concept of existence, of meaning, of
the universe, and the mystery of human life.
Planned Parenthood v. Casey (1992)
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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
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Crimes Against Life New Rights
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A Progression
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Further Differences
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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
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Man A Highly Developed Animal
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Man An Immortal Creature
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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 1125-26
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