"The new generation of female students [baby killers] "has more belief in themselves," said Lois Backus, 56, director of Medical Students For Choice. "They don't want to be told what they can't do." (Click here to see the full article and one of those leaders- she looks very inspired or something...)
hmmm...sounds like a certain fallen angel I know. These are Satan's words; the words of a culture of death.
Believe in yourself. Have confidence in who you are. Are these innocent phrases to boost esteems? I don't think so. I was raised on this kind of garbage talk (not in reference to something my parents taught me) and I can say it is damaging. To all you young people out there: Please don't believe in yourself. You will only end up egocentric and confused. I think the first time I heard the words, "reliance on God" my body went into shock. culture shock. Rely on something other than myself? Shocking. and life changing. It's truly a relief to not have to constantly search inside of yourself to find all the answers. Thank you, God for being all knowing, powerful, and omnipotent because I surely am NOT. When I discovered Mary's fiat, it was also life changing. "Let it be done to me according to your will" is not something you hear in popular culture/school. Do what you want. Be the person you want to be. This was all I knew until my conversion. I was egocentric, rebellious, and heading for the same fate as all the other fallen angels who coined these phrases.
Instead, we should be telling young people: Without God, there is nothing to believe in. If you don't have God, you are NOTHING. Do what God wants, not what you want. People may tell us we are demoralizing our youth, but I can assure you from experience that these thoughts are nothing but moralizing.
Christ beside me, Christ before me
Christ behind me, Christ within me
Christ beneath me, Christ above me
Christ within me.
---St. Patrick's Breastplate