All Blog Posts Tagged 'abortion' (28)

The Sanctity of Life

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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Added by Joey on June 15, 2014 at 4:47pm — 18 Comments

How are "souls" allocated?

I'm asking people who believe in souls.

One popular declaration is that a Soul is invoked when Sperm hits Egg to form Zygote. But really, says who? It's not in the bible or other ancient scripture, because those were written before science discovered sperm and egg... unless you feel you have the right to interpret scripture in a way that looks prophetic.

Or how about after, when zygote splits into two, to make identical twins? Does one soul now split into two, or do…

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Added by Pope Beanie on September 14, 2013 at 2:20pm — No Comments

Why Yahweh is Not Against Abortion

This is a short excerpt dealing with abortion from Chapter 2 of the book I have almost completed.  The chapter goes into much greater detail to explain why the Christian god is not against abortion at all.  The following is just one of many explanations:

If we consider that according to Christianity, the Christian…
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Added by Cathy Cooper on May 13, 2012 at 10:30am — No Comments

Let The Mother Die???

I am a little worked up right now. I just viewed a segment on CBS Sunday Morning about a Catholic hopital in Phoenix, Arizona involved in the termination of a pregnancy by a mother of four. Apparently the woman developed severe complications and was facing heart failure and imminent death. The chief surgeon of the hospital decided to save her life and performed the abortion after consent from the staff ethics board headed by a sister nun. The board approved the procedure and the woman's life…

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Added by Ed on December 4, 2011 at 9:30am — 11 Comments

The phantom menace: an eye on the threatening italian Public Health situation

I'm a woman. I'm Italian. This is a report of one of the most important italian newspapers, that warns about a frightening prevision based on a worrying statistic: in five years, italian women won't be able to carry out an abortion in their Country.…

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Added by Ceci on November 22, 2011 at 2:00pm — 18 Comments

Why Christians Support Abortion--A Response to William Lane Craig's Argument

This is in response to WL Craig's argument that the slaughter of women, children and unborn fetuses was justified in the bible, as he claims they could have grown into potentially evil people that did much more destruction in the world.  And according to WL Craig, we should actually feel sorry for the soldiers that had to kill these defenseless people.  WL Craig should not be allowed to get…

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Added by Cathy Cooper on November 13, 2011 at 10:55am — 1 Comment

The Pope, Evangelicals and the War Against Free Thought



   I was scanning the inter-webs and came across this article in The Washington Post's Faith section (Yes, I read the faith section quite often): Pope Seeks Protestant Allies to Combat…

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Added by Luke Townsley on September 25, 2011 at 8:36pm — 5 Comments

Reproduction by religion: Personal opinion.

Atheism to me defines only what I don't believe in. 

Figuring out what I do? What I stand for? The conclusions I come to based on my observation of human behavior?

Slightly more complicated. 

Ok. Much more complicated. 

 

We don't get a user manual. We don't have dogma to follow or holy men to tell us what to do or how to think. As an American, I'm sort of used to that and looking to fill a void. 

With my OWN conclusions! 

How dare…

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Added by Misty: Baytheist Living! on July 17, 2011 at 12:17pm — 10 Comments

The most horrifying thing I've seen in my generation. Abortion.

Wow. This is crazy. This is shit my grandmother had to face. Are we devolving? Is this what Iran looked like before the revolution? 

 

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Added by Misty: Baytheist Living! on June 4, 2011 at 1:30pm — 30 Comments

"You knit me together in my mothers womb" - Outreach Media

Since the most holy of weekends in the Christian calendar has now passed, the folks at Outreach Media have decided to shift their focus form worshiping the death of Jesus, to look at the topic of birth and conception. This month's poster reads:

"You knit me together in my mother's womb. Psalm 139:13"…

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Added by Martin Pribble on May 5, 2011 at 9:31pm — 1 Comment

Oh no! don't abort your baby! [facebook rambling]

Ok, so first of all this was posted by a dear friend of mine, who just so happens to be uber Christian. A few years back, she had a lot of problems getting pregnant and once she did, she miscarried. It was a very sad time for her and her family and I feel bad for any couple who has to go through this...but...after extensive medical treatments and what not, "god" blessed her with 2 beautiful twin girls. Now, this is just one thing I don't have the guts to call her out on...[mainly because she…

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Added by Scarlette Blues on April 28, 2011 at 3:16pm — 18 Comments

Coining a new term: Sinami

Sinami (n.) The wave of blame issued by the religious after a natural disaster as to why god caused said disaster.



Example: After the 8.2 earthquake killed 1042 people last month, a sinami occurred among priests and clergyman faulting abortion, homosexuality and scantily clad women as the reason for god's wrath.



We see this after many disasters, whether it be flood, drought, hurricane, tornado, volcanoes, earthquake or a tsunami. Some preacher will start ranting that we… Continue

Added by ungodlynews on March 11, 2011 at 8:35am — No Comments

Libertarian atheists?

Hello.

 

Let me start by saying that I am not from the US, but as I know most of the readers of this (great) site are from there, I am going to write it as if I were from the US of A.

 

Now, why is it that the prejudice stands at thinking of atheists as democrats? Why is it that conservatives are only thought of as being Bible-belt, Jesus-loving, creationist simpletons?

 

I consider myself a libertarian atheist. In all things "social" I would…

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Added by Alejandro M on March 8, 2011 at 1:25am — 24 Comments

House of Representatives Votes to Defund Planned Parenthood

I'm locking this discussion so that we don't have multiple conversations on the same subject since I'm posting this in many different locations around the site. 

If you would like to comment, please go here

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Added by Misty: Baytheist Living! on February 18, 2011 at 8:30pm — No Comments

I am ashamed to be American today.

For the very first time in my life, I am actually ashamed to be American.

Despite the overt disgust churning in my stomach right now, I'm hesitant to write this.

It goes against everything I stand for. I'm American. I love my country. After traveling the world, I know this is an amazing place. I'm patriotic and political. I believe in change from within.

 

But then this.…

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Added by Misty: Baytheist Living! on December 17, 2010 at 8:00pm — 18 Comments

Why do christians care about abortion?

I know a while back I read a post on here by an atheist who was against abortion. I never did understand what the point was with the post. That being said, I have been thinking about why a group of people, who believe "the souls" of the innocent go to "heaven" care if a woman has an abortion.

Would it not stand to reason (I know, I know) if you believe an unborn "child" is innocent and that innocent beings go to heaven, then that innocent being would go to heaven, hence, not a problem…

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Added by Becky Glynn on October 14, 2010 at 9:57pm — 8 Comments

Excerpt from Belief and Behavior: The Failure of Christianity to Make a Difference

This is a chapter from my new book…

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Added by DrDee on September 1, 2010 at 8:29pm — No Comments

Women's Rights and the Right To Choose

I pass by anti-choice protesters about everyday on my way to work. I see all kinds of stupid, nonsensical, ignorant signs and I can't help but worry that one day abortion may be illegal again. Seriously scares the shit out of me. I pay $110 every 3 months for my birth control. My insurance doesn't cover the name brand and I am physically unable to take the generic for medical reasons that I don't want to get into. I'm doing my part to try and prevent unwanted pregnancy. If something should… Continue

Added by baddy on June 3, 2010 at 10:51am — 6 Comments

More Details on the Pathetic Bishop from Phoenix

On Saturday I wrote about Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted, head of the Phoenix diocese, punishing a nun who tried to help save a dying woman's life by advising her to take her doctor's advice and abort her eleven-week-old fetus. The doctors and the hospital both agreed that the woman's pregnancy would probably kill her given her condition.



Olmsted evidently thought the woman should have rolled the dice and… Continue

Added by Thaddeus Dombrowski on May 19, 2010 at 2:14am — 1 Comment

The Reality of Christian Terrorism

For years now whenever I am in a debate with Christians and the topic reaches over into my anti-theistic view I constantly get answers along the lines of, "The Gospel teaches salvation by grace alone through faith alone in Christ alone. There is no meriting salvation or earning righteousness. Everything in a Christian's life is gifted and there is no rational way to feel superior to others with a Christian belief." and "I don't see that really happening in the Christian world, but why should it… Continue

Added by kelltrill on April 8, 2010 at 6:00am — 16 Comments

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