Naturally Knocked Up has a guest blogger who has a brilliant post called Sterilizing Life.
Among other things, the blogger says, “And then it started to dawn on me. We’re a culture that is afraid of life and its consequent messiness. We’re scared of yucky things. As a society, we have learned to kill everything we can’t control.”
We are completely terrified of anything that is messy! Life, unfortunately for us really IS messy. Further, if we can’t control something, we kill it, or try to. Those two sentences are probably the most profound commentary about the way our culture thinks about life, illness, health and death.