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But Christ having come a high priest of the good things to come, through the greater and more perfect tabernacle, not made with hands, that is to say, not of this creation, nor yet through the blood of goats and calves, but through his own blood, entered in once for all into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption.

Hebrews 9:11-12

Friday, February 09, 2007

Human-hide wallets and canibalized embryos

Was it a good idea for Nazis to try to make wallets and lamp shades out of the skin of killed prisoners? Ok, so killing people because of their ethnic background is against some people's ideas of traditional morality, but if they are going to die anyway, why should the bodies go to waste?

How about concentration-camp slavery? Sure, slavery is against some people's personal moral values, but if the prisoners are going to die anyway, why shouldn't society benefit by working them to death? At least some good would come out of a bad situation that way.

(Sorry, but these gruesome analogies do have a purpose).

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

If the only other option was death, then they can work, but not literally work to death.

5/02/2013 10:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Michael said...

1) There are other alternatives besides slavery and death. The Nazis should not have been rounding up Jews, Gypsies, etc. in the first place.

2) A society that seeks to extract some economic benefit from the victimization of its more vulnerable members is not mitigating the evil that it does; it is compounding the evil with more evil. Human beings have inherent value that should be respected. They are not things to be used.

5/20/2013 10:34:00 AM  

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