Our era’s Dr. Frankenstein, Gunther von Hagens, the man behind the “Body Worlds” exhibit and its many imitators, has one-upped himself.
No longer will you have to wait in line to gawk at his plasticized corpses set up in amusing flayed poses.
No, now you can get a slice of a corpse for your living room wall. The price: €12,000 for a vertical slice, or €250 for a horizontal slice.
What have we come to?
Contrast this degradation of humanity in our society today with the lofty description of the human person’s dignity in Scripture:
“What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest him? For thou hast made him a little lower than the angels, and hast crowned him with glory and honour.” Ps. 8:4-5
Shakespeare, rooted in this Biblical conception, took the reflection a little further:
“What a piece of work is a man! how noble in reason! how infinite in faculty! in form and moving how express and admirable! in action how like an angel! in apprehension how like a god! the beauty of the world! the paragon of animals!”
Can God’s judgment be stayed upon this ungrateful race?