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On l8 April l982, at his ll:00 am service, Dr. Jerry Falwell
declared that abortion was America's greatest sin. He stated that
the reason for abortion is that some women are more concerned with
their own personal convenience than they are with the lives of tiny
The logic behind this argument is faultless. The only way to
dispute Falwell's statements would be by twisting the meaning of
At the same service, however, the controversial "Doctor of
divinity" thanked God for a president who believed in peace through
strength, because of the need to defend "freedom."
Many will wrest the meaning of words to their own destruction,
for the purpose of convincing the gullible that evil is good. For
there are those who find the promotion of evil desirable for the
personal glory, prestige, and financial "success" which accrues
from bilking the ignorant.
Should "freedom" be defined as "the ability of one to decide
what one will be, or how one will live," the Falwell's statement
would have absolutely no relation to reality, simply because if one
refuses the responsibility of exercising one's individual freedom,
then freedom is lost, and will not be found among the ashes of a
On the other hand, if "freedom" is defined as "the ability to
amass money with a minimum of personal inconvenience, or the
ability to enjoy a very pleasant lifestyle regardless of the
inconvenience of others," then "peace" through the threat of mass
murder and the defense of "freedom" through genocide begins to make
Jerry Falwell calls himself a man of God. However, when his
"freedom" means the defense of convenience at the expense of human
life, it can only be that the "God" to whom the "good Doctor"
refers is the Devil.
That one may condemn women who are so selfish as to value
their own convenience above the lives of "precious little feet,"
while espousing the convenience of America above the lives of any
who would pose a potential threat to that convenience, clearly
marks one as fattened on the leaven of pharisees.
RIDDLE OF THE AGES
What is the difference between "Doctor" Jerry Falwell and