I like to live with the thought that my grandparent’s generation was better than mine – more noble, less sinful than this present age. I think there is evidence that was the case.
But there is also evidence that they shared some of this culture’s evil intentions toward those with disabilities, like this finding from a study done in the 1930’s:
A majority (54%) also favored the most radical eugenic measures, government supervision of “mercy deaths” for “hopeless invalids.” Public Opinion Quarterly, vol 2., July 1938, pp. 390-91 as quoted in Three Generations, No Imbeciles by Paul Lombardo, p. 221.
We must stand for those the culture would destroy today, and teach our children to do so after we are gone. Not in their own strength, but in the knowledge of and hope in who God is:
He established a testimony in Jacob
and appointed a law in Israel,
which he commanded our fathers
to teach to their children,
that the next generation might know them,
the children yet unborn,
and arise and tell them to their children,
so that they should set their hope in God
and not forget the works of God,
but keep his commandments;
and that they should not be like their fathers,
a stubborn and rebellious generation,
a generation whose heart was not steadfast,
whose spirit was not faithful to God.