When God for even a moment expresses His wrath by withdrawing His hand of restraint from the sinfulness of mankind, we are shocked at the results (and, in sinfulness, then blame God for allowing such a demonstration to take place). The link I am about to provide is one of the most shocking, disgusting examples of the perversion of the human soul I have ever read. Be warned, but, be aware. Here you read the story of a female “art” student at Yale who had herself impregnated repeatedly and then used abortifacient drugs to induce multiple miscarriages. Her “senior art” project includes (be warned again!) videos of the miscarriages and collections of blood from the process.
One of the surest signs of the wrath of God upon a culture is seen here. Not only do you have a person so warped, so evil, so wicked, so intent upon displaying her hatred of God and His ways through the perversion of her body, her sexuality, and the great gifts God has given to her therein, but you have a society that, while naturally shocked at such a disgusting display of wickedness, cannot bring itself to call it wicked. Such terms have been lost. Some might have the courage to call her “sick,” but wicked? Evil? Never. The West has no moral foundation upon which to even classify such behavior any longer. [This is another reason why I responded so directly to Jalal Abualrub’s ridiculous assertion that Christianity invaded Iraq: to call a society that can allow such barbarous behavior under the guise of “art” “Christian” is to destroy the final vestiges of meaning in language.]
This incident likewise illustrates the fact that our society has lost the element of shame. Nothing is shameful any longer. A society that cannot express outrage at evil behavior and place shame upon those who engage in such behaviors is a society that is sick unto death, and will not last long upon this earth.
The truly perverse nature of our post-Christian society is seen in another aspect of this story. It will not be this woman who is called to account, it will be anyone who dares to call her actions evil and repulsive. They will be the ones accused of hatred, bigotry, etc. This is the reaction of the society that has been “given over” by God.
I am once again reminded that I must spend more time and effort to consider how we must live in a world that hates the truth and hates those who speak it. The days of our freedom to do so are numbered. And the number is growing smaller. Quickly.
Though the above article appeared in the Yale Daily News, the following has just appeared:
New Haven, Conn. — April 17, 2008
Ms. Shvarts is engaged in performance art. Her art project includes visual representations, a press release and other narrative materials. She stated to three senior Yale University officials today, including two deans, that she did not impregnate herself and that she did not induce any miscarriages. The entire project is an art piece, a creative fiction designed to draw attention to the ambiguity surrounding form and function of a woman’s body.
She is an artist and has the right to express herself through performance art.
Had these acts been real, they would have violated basic ethical standards and raised serious mental and physical health concerns.
Let me see if I understand this: the “art” project fakes multiple pregnancies and multiple miscarriages so as to “draw attention to the ambiguity surrounding the form and function of a woman’s body”? So, we have fake blood and fake birth matter? This is an “art” project? I have a feeling there will be more to this story before long. Not sure I want to follow it myself—the entire thing is so disgusting I can’t imagine how anyone could even think of such behavior, let alone “fake” it.
Fox News has a more in-depth update showing the student presented her original “project” in the way depicted above, and Yale had to investigate fully to uncover the deception. Yet, despite this, her disgusting project will still be shown publicly! Unbelievable!
Friday Update: Yup, more to it. Back to the original story. Fox News again.