Julius: The new made Adam! And this is how you see man? Noble, beautiful, unafraid?
Michelangelo: How else should I see him?
Julius: As he is! Corrupt and evil! His hands dripping with blood, destined for damnation! Your painting is beautiful but false.
Michelangelo: I cannot change my conception.
Julius: You’ve taught me not to waste my time trying to change your conceptions. How did you arrive at this?
Michelangelo: I thought … my idea for the panel was that man’s evil he learned from himself, not from God.
Julius: (quietly) yes…
Michelangelo: I wanted to paint man, as He was first created. Innocent, still free of sin, grateful for the gift of life.
Screenplay, The Agony and the Ecstasy
Kevin Williamson at National Review Online nails it in reference to the revelation that
Planned Parenthood Worse Than Murder, Inc, is trafficking in some of the corpses of their murder victims:
Human beings are not lumps of labor. They are not capital, consumer goods, taxpayers, commodities — or meat. The philosophy of Planned Parenthood (and Eros is a jealous god) is the philosophy of men-as-meat, and that philosophy is not long compatible with liberty and human dignity. When Erich Fromm wrote his famous book on the dream of religion without deity, he titled it “You Shall Be as Gods.” The truth is that without an understanding of the uniqueness of human beings and the consequent value of every human life, you will not be as gods — you will be as meat. And meat gets butchered, packaged, and sold. It gets stuffed in the freezer.