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Tom Sarbeck commented on Joey's blog post 'The Sanctity of Life'
"The etymology of sanction - a penalty or a permission, to punish or approve? From Latin sancire, to ratify. English, a deceiving language, enables both poetry and fraud. "
Jun 20
Strega commented on Joey's blog post 'The Sanctity of Life'
"I really loved your original post, Joey."
Jun 20
Unseen commented on Joey's blog post 'The Sanctity of Life'
"If one looks up the etymology of "sanctity" one finds it's origins are in words like "sacred," "saintly," or "holy.""
Jun 20
Tom Sarbeck commented on Joey's blog post 'The Sanctity of Life'
"Ed and others, re Mother nature wouldn't have it any other way. I like to share the blame or credit with Ma and Pa Nature wouldn't have it any other way. "
Jun 20
Tom Sarbeck commented on Joey's blog post 'The Sanctity of Life'
"Hm-mm, I clicked on the title intending to look for a place to say "Don't ask when life begins. Ask when the law recognizes that a life has begun." I quickly realized that I was in over my head."
Jun 20
Ed commented on Joey's blog post 'The Sanctity of Life'
"Watching a documentary about life on the African plains or the struggle for specie's survival in the Amazon jungle allays any trepidation I have about the murderous cycle of life on our little planet. I viewed a giant dragonfly just the other…"
Jun 20
MikeLong commented on Joey's blog post 'The Sanctity of Life'
"Thanks, Joey. I'm afraid I'm not very good at deciphering the one true language of God (King James English), but I can't find anything in the verses you cited that even remotely hints that human life is sacred."
Jun 16
Joey commented on Joey's blog post 'The Sanctity of Life'
"@Maxwell Marovich, I appreciate the honesty. ;-) And, the science lesson. I might consider revising that section a bit if I can think of a more technically accurate way to acknowledge the point. @MikeLong, His exact comment was this: "It is…"
Jun 16
MikeLong commented on Joey's blog post 'The Sanctity of Life'
""life is sacred" Chapter and verse? Anyone? My machine-readable Bible does not contain the word, "sacred". What else should I search for?"
Jun 16
Unseen commented on Joey's blog post 'The Sanctity of Life'
"Death is part of life. No life, however short, is wasted. Everything is food for something else. If you put a dead human in the ground, s/he feeds worms and bacteria. If you cremate them, they turn into substances necessary for all forms of life.…"
Jun 16
Maxwell Marovich commented on Joey's blog post 'The Sanctity of Life'
"This is long... so I'm not going to read the whole thing (just being honest).  But I did read the first one and what I can tell you is that most of the visible skin that we can see on the outside are not alive.  The outer most layer…"
Jun 16
Ari commented on Joey's blog post 'The Sanctity of Life'
"I know my dream goal is very unlikely to come true, but we have a chance since we have the ability to change our mindsets and how we do things. I'm sure many people will agree that it will be worth trying to end human suffering so we can be…"
Jun 16
Ari commented on Joey's blog post 'The Sanctity of Life'
"@Joey- I wish I can re-do my comment because it seems to be too simplistic. I support abortions fully and even if every woman right on the planet decided not to have anymore children, I wouldn't be bothered by that. I just recognize that death…"
Jun 16
Joey commented on Joey's blog post 'The Sanctity of Life'
"@Ari E. S. I'm not generally a fan of death, but it is a natural part of life, and the line between bad death and OK death is a lot harder to pinpoint than some more simplistic beliefs would appear to indicate. @MikeLong When I originally…"
Jun 16
Ron Humphrey commented on Joey's blog post 'The Sanctity of Life'
"I, too, have very mixed feelings about taking of life.  I will not go out of my way to kill a living thing.  However I realize that living beings must die for me to live.  It is an interesting dilemma. There is no answer except that…"
Jun 16
H3xx commented on Joey's blog post 'The Sanctity of Life'
"That would make a great Children's book. Too bad it would probably get banned. That's another thing that the men in black like to do... Burn Books."
Jun 15

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The Sanctity of Life

Posted on June 15, 2014 at 4:47pm 18 Comments

I heard that life is sacred, but I don’t know what that word means.

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A woman outside a clinic told me that a tiny mass of cells was a person, but I didn’t think it looked like one. I heard her say that the bundle of cells was just what a person looked like when it was very small. She said it had the same genetic makeup and all of the same DNA as a fully grown person and therefore had the same right to life. I watched her scratch…

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