There is a video slowly gaining speed on the viral runway right now. Please watch in order to understand my arguments.
You view it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LmfRMeU6pQ8
Before I critique the merits of the video, I would like to express a hope I have. I hope that Kelly is pro-life. I hope that her following are all pro-life. I hope that they hate abortion, that they protest it with eagerness and passion, and that they are never afraid to embarrass themselves publicly to make their important anti-abortion message heard.
Why do I hope that? Well, not only because I value baby’s lives, but because that would mean Kelly and her minions would be consistent.
But as we all know, she is most likely not pro-life. She is most likely emblematic of every passionate, food-protesting vegan. She is liberal and pro-choice.
I wonder how she would feel if I walked into a Planned Parenthood (PP) talking about a baby that was saved from there but her brothers and sisters were not. What if I walked into a PP with signs that read: “It’s not reproductive rights, it’s VIOLENCE!”, if she would applaud. I wonder if Kelly would be side by side with me. I wonder, would Kelly still be crying tears of passion? Maybe she would, but she probably would not. You see, this is a great example of most left-wing lunacy.
How dare you drink milk which didn’t kill the animal, or eat the unfertilized eggs which no animal was killed during! Why don’t you just go kill the fertilized, growing egg inside you? You can kill the human inside you, but don’t you dare touch that cow!
Where have we come in society when people can so passionately condemn the killing of a chicken or eating a chicken egg, or a cow, yet, simultaneously love and support the “right” to violently rip apart, burn or crush a growing human baby? May God have mercy on our souls.
What makes this all the more ironic, is that what Kelly uses to pluck our heartstrings and grab our attention is a rhetorical technique of speaking about her pet as if it is a human! She uses personification. She instinctively knows that humans being mistreated is worse than animal cruelty (which is wrong) because she captured our attention by making us, for a moment think about her pet as a human. Almost everything she said could be screamed inside of an abortion clinic where real injustice is being legally executed. Bodies are dismembered and left on metallic trays there too, Kelly. And those bodies wanted to live too, Kelly. And those bodies had no say in their dismemberment and murder, Kelly. Where are you Kelly?
I hope this woman is not that absurd. I hope she fights for baby lives just as much as she fights for cow lives, or chicken lives, or cow milk. But we all know she doesn’t. She will happily stand by and open the door for any woman who wants to pay a doctor to slaughter her baby in horrific ways, but watch out, she will cry if you eat an omelet.
On to the video itself, our friend Kelli fails twice.
On one hand, she assumes Naturalism. Then on the other, she expects us to behave as if Naturalism isn’t true. She is standing on two contradictory foundations.
She assumes Naturalism (with no justification) when she assumes that animals are of the same value or are equal with humans. This is classic Darwinism. We are all just evolved animals. We all come from star stuff. Whether it’s a baby human or a baby chicken or a baby cow, its all just baby animals and we all come from the same place. That is why she so comfortably speaks of her pet “Snow” as if it experiences the same experiences as a human daughter would and is just as worthy of being saved from those experiences as a human daughter is.
However, she then behaves as if Naturalism is not true. She thinks violence is evil. She thinks eating others’ bodies is evil. Where in a Naturalistic worldview does evil come from? Where does this objective standard of morality come from that she is imposing on us? In other words, why is violence wrong? Why is eating children wrong?
If all we are are animals, then there is no objective moral standard for not treating each other however our animalistic instincts desire. If a lion is hungry, he runs down a zebra and he eats it. And such is life. When a caterpillar gets hungry it eats a living plant. And such is life. And when the human animal gets hungry, it uses it’s evolved killer instincts to cook up a delicious barbecued chicken breast with a cold glass of milk. Who is Kelli to call any of that evil? What is evil in that worldview? Personal distaste? That’s not evil, it’s just unlikable by one small aspect of matter.
Thus, if all we are are animals, there is nothing objectively evil about being violent or eating one another; especially since eating animals helps our own personal happiness and continues our species.
That is why this video is absurd.
She stands on one foundation: we are all animals and there is no difference between my pet or my baby.
But she lives on a different foundation: Absolute, objective, universal, unchanging morality exists outside of matter and you all are breaking it right now.
She presupposes an absurd worldview in “Naturalism” but then steals from a contradictory worldview (Christianity) to behave in moral ways (condemning eating animals and being violent).
Pray for Kelly.
In conclusion, I would like to end with Dr. White’s commentary on this very video: