Originally posted by AshleyD
Bad evil Christians! How dare you try to protect the unborn. And it has nothing to do with "punishing women." It has to do with "protecting
babies" regardless of what you have been told. You can have an orgy consisting of 50 people. None of my business. But yes, I will stand up for
children. If that makes me a bad guy, then I'm proud to be called a bad guy in a society that declared the bad good and the good bad. Throw around
your labels if it floats your boat.
It's not what I've "been told". It's what I've seen. Given that unwanted pregnancies - and thus abortions - decline significantly if there is
ample education on hte subject as well as readily available contraceptives and prophylactics, why oh why are the vast majority of anti-abortion groups
also against sex ed, why are they also against contraceptive? Why do they instead say "just save it for marriage" - and thus propagate the myth that
the only people who ever get abortions are scared teenagers, rather than the reality that most abortions are performed on married women who already
have kids and don't want any more? What is the anti-abortion solution to the male side of the pregnancy? If the woman is to be required by law to
carry to term, why are there no anti-abortion organizations that want the male in the equation to be responsible for supporting mother and child,
without chance for appeal as the current child support system allows.
The idea is that pregnancy is a punishment from god visited upon women for acts of indiscretion. This is the same reason these organizations oppose
any advances in the treatment of STD's, why nobody in these organizations adopts children, and why not a single one of them offer postnatal care or
Not necessarily. There are many, many Christians against Israel and they are growing in numbers. This saddens me greatly. You can assume I'm
pro Israel and you will be correct. I'm the most pro-Jew non-Jew you will probably ever meet. Be thrilled I'm not in politics.
If i had to pick an Abrahamic faith that disgusts me the least, it'd be Judaism, so I'm in the same boat. I do recognize there's a gulf of
difference between the Jewish religion and people, and the nation of Israel. Equating the two is like saying Mexico and Catholicism are the same.
Er... Many thanks to you and your tax dollars? But take heart. We think it's "us" who is doing this. Not so. Israel has much, much
opposition yet they are still coming out ahead. The whole world can turn against Israel but what is meant to happen will happen.
Oh don't worry, I would have just bought a meal for a homeless guy or something with it. Building a concrete wall three miles into another people's
land is a much more Christian use of it, I think!
Has fire and brimstone reigned down on anyone recently for what they do in the bedroom? I don't even know what you are referring to (no need
to explain) so I don't know what else to say.
I have gay relatives. I have relatives who have had abortions. I have friends and family from all walks of life that have done all sorts of thing that
assorted lobbies that point to the bible as their backing want to criminalize, because, as we all know, the Christian god is utterly incapable of
achieving anything that the united States congress doesn't sign into law first.
You can count me as one who is not surprised.
Nice chatting with you but what man declares as evil, those who know Him can see the good. Man can say God is evil because there is death, for
example. We can say God is merciful to allow death and not keep us confined in this ungodly world in immortal bodies. Thank God this is only temporary
and we can be reunited with him.
Oh, don't get me started on this crazy fear of death thing... You know that's your camp too, right, the whole perennial fear that if you're not
good enough you'll spend an eternity as the subject in sadistic tortures that only an omnipotent being with eternity to think about these things
could possibly devise.
So let me guess - despite your belief that death is a godsend to free you from your earthly binds in the sinful world, you don't
work as a
minesweeper in some war-ravaged eastern European country, nor do you volunteer to care for ebola victims in Uganda, do you?
Why is it that the
people most certain that they'll reap an eternity of joy in the afterlife always seem to be the most evasive towards death? Even the pope keeps two
inches of bulletproof glass between himself and the rest of the world.