01 July 2016

Percent Logic – Statistics and Morality

Greetings Dear Reader,

One of the things that we ignore when inundated with statistics is that sometimes they just do not matter.  There used to be a time when most of the scientific world believed that the world was flat.   Even if everyone believes that the world is flat, 100%, they would still be wrong.

There are times when ti does not matter how much we think a thing is true or how many people believe it.  I am going to use a harsh example here.  I believe it.  It is, however, an example of how morality trumps data.  In the Holocaust during World War II 100% of the people who believed it was write to kill those in the concentration camps were wrong.  There is no moral value in interring people because ow what we think of them.   

The same can be said for the Japanese camps in our own country.  The same can be said for any situation where we take the position that it is right to wrong in order to meet the desire of the majority.   No political pole or common thought can justify the mistreatment of others.

For those of you who take the rather safe than sorry position it is clear that often when we do so with human rights we end up killing people.   That is unacceptable.  I am going to offer this last thought on this.  I realize it is harsh and that I will offend some of you Dear Reader.   I am not judging individuals.  I am judging a position and an act.

No matter how we view it statically or how we present the data the moral truth is this.  100% of all abortions are murder.   No matter what situational ethics you wish to apply it is murder.  No matter how many statistics you present of who will do what if it is illegal murder is murder. 

I know that some of you disagree.  What plagues me is that people need to deny this truth to justify choices.   What about the statistics we ignore.  Only a small percentage of abortions are for medical or psychological necessity.  And then there is this; in this country alone we have destroy over 1 Billion years of potential life.  That alone is enough for me to choose morality over statistics.

Wishing you joy in the journey,

Aramis Thorn
Mat 13:52 So Jesus said to them, "That is why every writer who has become a disciple of Christ’s rule of the universe is like a home owner. He liberally hands out new and old things from his great treasure store.”

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