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Choose Life Australia Some call me passionate – I suppose I am. What do I want? A safe place for our children here now and in the future. I want to hold high the intrinsic value of all human life in all states of dependency. I want to defend liberty of conscience, freedom of speech and I want to see ethical government. I want to see truth honoured and spoken. There’s more but that’ll do…

To obey God or to obey Government?

To obey God or to obey Government?

Fortunately, most of the time we can do both.

But extreme circumstances may dictate an extreme choice.

The Russian soldier in Ukraine has a choice whether to fire on the high rise where his cousins live or to just allow himself to be shot by his commander for refusing to fire. Or will his commander also refuse and therefore suffer the same ultimate consequence or court martial?

At another level the (informed) parent of the 5-year-old child has a choice whether to vaccinate the child against Covid because the government proclaims it, or to refuse – in the knowledge that the death rate from the vaccine is probably greater than from Covid infection and that the long-term side effects of the vaccine are as yet unknown.

But it is far more problematic for the parent than the Russian soldier.

The soldier – if he refuses to kill on government direction – must bear the consequence himself – a noble self-sacrifice.

Likewise, the parent of the 5-year-old, refusing to comply with government direction, is subject to consequential losses and restrictions and is therefore in a real sense self-sacrificing, BUT has protected the child from an uncertain and unknown future.

However, the parent of the 5-year-old, compliant with government direction, is not sacrificing self at all, but is instead risking the life of the child to an uncertain and unknown future.

Lachlan Dunjey 2 March 2022

http://www.chooselifeaustralia.org.au/life/covid-vaccination-for-5-11-year-old-children/
http://www.chooselifeaustralia.org.au/life/covid-19-vaccination-moral-injury-and-the-fracture-of-conscience/
Please note I am not an anti-vaxxer.
http://www.chooselifeaustralia.org.au/life/covid-vaccine-clinics-a-surprising-joy/

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