"Be perfect, just as your heavenly Father is perfect." (Matthew 5:48)

Monday, September 5, 2011

Nations at God's Mercy Too

        I was shocked to read recently the news that the our own government conducted experiments in Guatemala of STD (sexually transmitted disease) during the 1940s.  The number of infected people could be as high as 2,500.  One US report released showed that 1.300 Guatemalans were infected without their knowledge to study the effects of penicillin, with a view to applying the results on US troops stationed around the world.  There's enough evidence to conclude that Guatemalan authorities collaborated at the time of the tests.  Can you believe that some 1,300 prisoners, psychiatric, and sex workers were deliberately injected with syphilis, gonorrhea, or chancroid bacteria into the eyes, the central nervous system, and male genitals?  The Nazis experimented with typhus and malaria on prisoners of war, using Poles, Russians, and Jews.  Were we any better?  At least since these experiments came to light last year, President Obama had apologized to his Guatemalan counterpart.  Nations, like us individuals, must also be holy to avoid condemnation by God.     

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