Monday, May 19, 2008

The New Tower of Babel.....Shades of Dr. Moreau?

"The mark of the present crisis is man's attempt to free himself from his condition as a created being, to deny his metaphysical situation, and to disengage himself from all bonds with anything greater than himself. Modern man is attempting to build up a new Tower of Babel."

- Dr. Dietrich von Hildebrand.


"My trouble took the strangest form. I could not persuade myself that the men and women I met were not also another Beast People, animals half wrought into the outward image of human souls, and that they would presently begin to revert,—to show first this bestial mark and then that. But I have confided my case to a strangely able man,—a man who had known Moreau, and seemed half to credit my story; a mental specialist,—and he has helped me mightily, though I do not expect that the terror of that island will ever altogether leave me. At most times it lies far in the back of my mind, a mere distant cloud, a memory, and a faint distrust; but there are times when the little cloud spreads until it obscures the whole sky. Then I look about me at my fellow-men; and I go in fear. I see faces, keen and bright; others dull or dangerous; others, unsteady, insincere,—none that have the calm authority of a reasonable soul.

There is—though I do not know how there is or why there is—a sense of infinite peace and protection in the glittering hosts of heaven. There it must be, I think, in the vast and eternal laws of matter, and not in the daily cares and sins and troubles of men, that whatever is more than animal within us must find its solace and its hope.

I hope, or I could not live."


-Edward Douglas, H.G. Wells' "The Island of Dr. Moreau."


As the United Kingdom okays man-beast hybrids, elsewhere "sex-change operations" are proposed for children. Read here. And so men continue to prepare the chastisement with their own hands.

3 comments:

Ted Loiseau said...

Men are playing God alright and are tampering with danger. A pandoras box has been opened. We are definitely sowing the seeds of our own destruction. May God have mercy on us all.

Erin said...

That's an abomination unto the Lord. Mankind is begging God for its own destruction now. If this mad experiment perverting nature isn't checked, we are all finished...what on earth would possess people to want this? Sick, absolutely sick and demonic.

Amanda said...

It's probably only a matter of time before governments consider possible military applications to this technology. Just thinking about it makes me shutter.

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