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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 2 – Intermediate)
Topic: Concentration (07/24/08)

TITLE: Where is the Outrage Today?
By Jonathan Trostle
07/29/08


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The concentration camps during World War II equal one of the darkest periods in world history. In a war that included thousands upon thousands of soldiers killed, towns destroyed, economies ruined, and lives forever changed, the millions of Jews and other unfortunate souls thoughtlessly slaughtered stands out by far as the lowest point during the war. Kept mostly a secret during the six-year debacle, the systematic killing became a widely known fact soon after Germany surrendered. The outrage felt then is echoed today, chronicled in books, literary publications, and most famously via the Holocaust Museum at Washington D.C. Walking through that museum will quickly stun and depress a person.
Fast forward seventy years and you reach the early 21st century. Thankfully, concentration camps are now nearly extinct, although some may be found in far corners of the world. But an interesting comparison can be made between those camps and abortion. People in concentration camps were stuck behind walls, unable to escape. Babies in a mother's womb are likewise confined to a certain area. Millions of Jews and others were systematically destroyed. Millions of babies have been aborted. The victims of the concentrations were eliminated because they were not even considered to be human beings. An unborn baby is classified as a fetus, and allegedly contains no life until birth. Finally, few people defended the rights of the internees of the camps. Today, more people defend the rights of unborn children, but not nearly enough.
The universal outrage about concentration camps has abounded for the last seventy years. Outrage about abortion, though real for some people and fake for others, has not reached that same level. The only way the outrage can climb to that same level is through hard work by those who support life. They need to vote for the right people, teach their children the right things, and pray with the right fervency. Only then will the right opinion prevail.


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Helen Murray08/01/08
I couldn't agree more. Where's the outrage. "The victims of the concentrations were eliminated because they were not even considered to be human beings." The same is true of our babies, yet the protests are few. Call to arms, Christians!
Marlene Austin08/03/08
While I agree with your sentiments, your comparisons leave out one important point - the Jews were slaughtered ONLY because of race. Abortion has no such distinction.
Patricia Turner08/06/08
You touched my hot button in this piece. Yes, we need more outrage and more prayer. Thank you for your take on this topic.