Mother murdered her "inconvenient" baby

LONDON (Reuters) - A mother who smothered to death her three-year-old son because she saw him as an 'inconvenience' to her social life, was jailed for life on Monday. [...]
It is all starting to sound the same to me.


Erich Heidenreich, DDS said...


What, specifically, is sounding the same to you? The sinfulness of the heart that is behind all the things people do to reduce or eliminate the "inconvenience" of children?

Erich Heidenreich, DDS said...

This reminds me of Aaron Wolf's June 2003 Chronicles article Hating Babies, Hating God. And Scripture says:

Whosoever hateth his brother is a murderer: and ye know that no murderer hath eternal life abiding in him. [1 John 3:15]

Rob Olson said...

As far as I know, I am not presently hating anyone. But I probably am. I am not very fond of the Jets and Dolphins right now. No contest. This comment is just an irritable election day post. Put not your trust in princes.

I first began to question contraception when we still lived in the U.P. I noticed that people often spoke about babies and disease in the same breath. I remember one time when I heard "babies and disease" while driving down US41 in Marquette, and I thought at that moment that something was terribly wrong.

I genuinely like Obama, our next president, but his teaching is deadly: "[...] look, I've got two daughters. 9 years old and 6 years old. I am going to teach them first of all about values and morals. But if they make a mistake, I don't want them punished with a baby. I don't want them punished with an STD at the age of 16.

The language today is now sounding even more strange. Be it contraception, abortion, infanticide, or murder of a three year old, it is all sounding the same: Convenience. Have it your way. You deserve a break today. And so on. But life is not convenient.

Where did we get the idea that life is supposed to be convenient? When did this word start being bandied about so widely as it is today? Americans are especially fond of the word, and we keep our stores open 24/7 and pander to every whim in order to sell things. Life is not convenient, but we have become like babies who want what they want and when they want it. Now. Conveniently located near you.

My 84-year-old mother is useless. Completely useless and completely inconvenient. She is a constant source of stress in my family, for she has advanced Alzheimers and lives with us. At times, we don't know how much longer we can deal with her.

She is as useless and as inconvenient as a baby, but she is not growing up and she is not cute. Would President Obama say that we are being punished with her?

My mother may be inconvenient and completely useless, but Christ says that she still has great, great worth. We must reject the lie of convenience and look to the cross.