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Thursday, August 9, 2007

Save the Babies

I really got mad at a pro-death article tonight, so I'm venting and hoping that somehow this blog serves to save at least one life. This is the greatest apologetic I've ever heard against abortion...and I don't know who to attribute it to, whoever wrote it probably won't mind if you and I use it:

Women have rights. You will rarely find someone to disagree with you, and people that support abortion often flee to the rights of women. These are the very same rights as men. As Mr. Jefferson put it so well, the right to life, liberty, the pursuit of property and happiness.

But the question is, when do those rights come to fruition? I believe it is when a woman becomes a woman.

I believe a woman becomes a woman and earns all of the same rights as a man at the age of 18.

No, I'm kidding. Actually it's younger, 13.

You probably still don't agree; I am still being coy.

She has the same rights as a man the moment she becomes a woman.

When is that? Conception; two X chromosomes get together and she earns the right to life, liberty, the pursuit of property and happiness.

If you want to deprive this precious little girl of any of her rights, well then thats between you and God.


When I heard that the first time, I was amazed at how clear and persuasive this argument is. People that really hate God will still be able to find a way around it, but it is aimed at the tenderhearted.

But I can't leave it at that. If you have had an abortion, God will forgive you, Jesus has washed our entire past, and God the Comforter will grant you peace. In almost all occasions, sanctification is the greatest news, but not necessarily so in this case, if you'll read 2 Samuel 12:16-24, we have hope that this wonderful baby will be awaiting your arrival in Heaven. As David put it, "I shall go to him," and you will be reunited, but even more beautiful, Jesus called the little ones, "angels that always see the face of my Father in Heaven." (Matt 18:10)

Thank you for reading.

14 comments:

Superstar said...

Listen, As a women raised in a RELIGOUS home and breed to be the wife of a preacher.
When I broke free of that, and accepted the AGAPE love, life became a whole lot sweeter.

With that said, I truely do not believe I would CHOOSE to abort a child. HOWEVER, I do not think that I am the one that should be making the same choice for another women. I do object to Government funding of the clinics. I think that the funding should only include, preventitive and female wellness.
Then I think, golly, what about a hooker, crack whore whose baby will be born underweight, and addicted? This child will have health issues and NEVER be "out of the system"...What quality of life is that?
So many agonizing choices that, I am so thankful not to be "God" and sit in a position to make all those hard life choices.

C. Shearer said...

While your point is duly taken, it requires a rebuttle.

When you have the stance on this position as I have, you get approached by many people with stories from their mothers saying they seriously considered abortion. Of these people is one with no arms or legs, another with arms and legs but without the use of either, many with issues both small and big, none wish they had never been born. Of the people that I have heard say, "I wish I'd never been born", all of them are in 100% good working order.

Fanny Crosby, a woman blind from 4 years old, was asked about her blindness replied that she would rather have been blind from birth so that the first face she would look upon would belong to her Saviour. These are the responses that physical and birth-defects garner, not sadness for existing.

This said, we have no business determining which is life deserving of life and life undeserving of life. All babies are precious, even those that don't make it to adulthood or even infanthood.

Please consider some people that would be aborted in todays culture:
http://www.livingwaters.com/witnessingtool/aninterestingquiz.shtml

While it is a choice, just as murder or rape are choices, to err on the side of life is always a safe bet.

Anonymous said...

Canyon,

now that you have talked about your position on abortion, how does that affect your position on birth control? Do you believe in it?

C. Shearer said...

The answer is similar to my post, when two chromosomes get together, the baby earns the right to life. Any birth-control that keeps these two chromosomes apart is ok; most chemical birth-controls (ie pills, IUD's) contain an abortification element which allows conception, followed by immediate abortion, these are not ok.

Anonymous said...

Canyon,

Did you know that until 1930 all religions did not believe in the use of birth control?!! it seems that as the feminist movement grew stronger protestant religions changed to accomodate people, not God. Sort of the same way religions are changing to allow homosexuality.

what do you think about this quote from Genesis? Do you still think birth control is okay?

Gen. 38:8 Then Judah said to Onan, 'Go in to your brother's wife and perform the duty of a brother-in-law to her; raise up offspring for your brother.' 9 But since Onan knew that the offspring would not be his, he spilled his semen on the ground whenever he went in to see his brother's wife, so that he would not give offspring to his brother. 10 What he did was displeasing in the sight of the Lord, and he put him to death also.

C. Shearer said...

The Onan account is a very weak argument against birth-control. There are far too many details to say that because he failed to have a child he was evil, also consider that it was under Old Covenant population laws, and it is necessary for the story of Judah and Tamar.

Anonymous said...

Canyon,

It is not that weak of an argument, but we can move other directions. How would you answer this question: Do you believe a married couple performing acts of sodomy or mutual masturbation is immoral? If so or if not, why?

Anonymous said...

Canyon,

being a self proclaimed calvanist, I thought I would share Calvin's thoughts with you:

A quote from John Calvin, one of the early leaders in the Protestant movement: "The voluntary spilling of semen outside of intercourse between man and woman is a monstrous thing. Deliberately to withdraw from coitus in order that semen may fall on the ground is a doubly monstrous. For this is to extinguish the hope of the race and to kill before he is born the hoped-for offspring. This impiety is especially condemned, now by the Spirit through Moses' youth, that Onan, as it where, by a violent abortion, no less cruelly than filthily cast upon the ground the offspring of his brother, torn from the maternal womb. Besides, in this way he tried, as far as he was able, to wipe out part of the human race. If any woman ejects a fetus from the womb with drugs, it is reckoned a crime incapable of expiation and deservedly Onan incurred upon himself the same kind of punishment, infecting the earth by his semen, in order that Tamar might not conceive a future human being as an inhabitant of the earth." (Calvin's Latin Commentary on Genesis - 38:10)

C. Shearer said...

I am willing to learn, if your only argument is Onan, you are on very, very, very, very thin eis. Exegesis please.

Anonymous said...

Canyon,

Thanks for wanting to converse about this issue. Onan isn't the only supporting material, but contrary to what you think it is a strong argument. (hate using that word)
As christians we should be focusing on things that bring us together, not pointing out differences. After all, Christ founded one church, and not the over 25,000+ denominations currently available.

Before we start discussing this one topic, are you willing to read literature from other denominations with an open mind?

C. Shearer said...

I don't have time to read any literature. If you have a point, make it. Until then, my position is justified and reasonable, yours if eisegesis and grasping.

Anonymous said...

not a very open position coming from someone claiming to be a calvinist and doesn't follow calvin's teachings!!! My point is well made and you can't accept it. I am pray for you to open your heart to the real truth of Jesus and the gospel, and that you stop following the teaching of men opposed to the real truth.

Anonymous said...

Canyon,

you really got me thinking. I read your commments all over the web, where you repeat old arguments, and never stick around to respond to them, and now that you are challenged to defend your position, you don't have time? Are you actually studying the gospel or just repeating what everyone tells you

C. Shearer said...

You will be responded to when you bring a real argument.