July 21, 2007

Voluntary Human Extinction?

I checked out this organization--excuse me, I mean this "movement" on line called VHEMT which they say is pronounced "Vehement." VHEMT is a strained acronym for Voluntary Human Extinction and "is the humanitarian alternative to human disasters."

Their website continues--"The Movement presents an encouraging alternative to the callous exploitation and wholesale destruction of Earth's ecology." "…the hopeful alternative to the extinction of millions of species of plants and animals is the voluntary extinction of one species: Homo sapiens... us." "Each time another one of us decides to not add another one of us to the burgeoning billions already squatting on this ravaged planet, another ray of hope shines through the gloom."

"When every human chooses to stop breeding, Earth's biosphere will be allowed to return to its former glory, and all remaining creatures will be free to live, die, evolve, and will perhaps pass away, as so many of Nature's 'experiments' have done throughout the eons."

Now I have to tell you, even though there isn't a hint that this is a spoof, I am convinced that it must be. It is my last example of lunacy from their web site that convinces me this is not serious.

It reads, "…if any of us thinks about the situation long enough, and makes the effort to work through those socially-instilled blocks to clear thinking, we will arrive at virtually the same conclusion: we should voluntarily phase ourselves out for the good of humanity and planet."

Now that's a riot! "For the good of humanity" we should rid humanity. C'mon! That's hysterical--I think, I hope! But then again, when you think how mankind has so warped their thinking in so many other ways (they chose to worship trees and lakes and the sun when God had clearly shown them that HE was the One who created them) maybe VHEMT is serious. Maybe what is ludicrous is simply another manifestation of God having given people over to their foolishness so that "their foolish hearts were darkened," in the words of Romans 1.

It would not shock me but still, I honestly want to believe this is a spoof; and if it isn't?

Well, those who have the light need to let it shine for those who are walking in lightless blindness. That is after all, our commission.


Blogger Matt Sargent said...

But wait... wouldn't the remaining animal population just re-evolve into more humans??? Then we'd have to kill ourselves off all over again. If only we could find a way to stop those annoying mutations of which we seem to have no evidence!

12:56 PM  

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