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Christian "Wrong" Gears up for Election
They need to get out their Bibles and read Matthew 7 where their Saviour clearly lays out what they're doing wrong!
The following are strong indications that this year's election will be dominated by the Christian Right -- specifically with regard to sexuality and abortion:
Macleans: How Canada’s growing anti-abortion movement plans to swing the next federal election
IMDB Review of Movie titled "Unplanned" (highly praised by the Christians Right).
TheWrap: Anti-Abortion Film ‘Unplanned’ Beats Box Office Expectations With $6 Million Opening
If the above headlines are not enough, HuffPost has a whole series of articles about anti-abortion efforts in the US, one of them involving children as young as 8 years old on the protest lines outside women's health centres.
The following is just one of the Canadian "pro-life" propaganda websites that struggle to negate their own sin spoken against by Jesus in Matthew 7 .
Pro-life Answers to Pro-Choice Arguments
Argument #3 "Religion should not influence our laws."
Wow, it's not just Satan who uses confounding "devices" (2 Corinthians 2-11).
First of all, their reference to the term "begs the question" is grammatically incorrect in that they are themselves "begging the question" by denying their stance is a religious one and attempting to prove their premise by referring to the 10 Commandments found in the Bible which they believe is the actual Word of their God -- and by relying on the term "natural law", which is laughable considering that the Bible says over and over again that the "natural" human condition is sinful.
They should know that humans are, without exception, born in a state of sin and on a trajectory toward Hell from the moment of birth -- that is, unless we become "born again".
Here's another attempt to confound:
StudentAction.org: 10 Reasons Why Abortion is Evil & Not a Pro-Choice
Regardless of where they get their abortion stats, they have a lot of gall to trivialize the "high price of war" by skipping over the slaughter of untold numbers of children in Muslim countries (simply because they are not "Christians"?) by their own military, many of whom claim to be "born again" Christians.
How "natural" is that, eh?
Granted, there would not be so many volunteers for the military if there were other jobs available.
But had they saved the lives of those 60 million unborn Americans, that would make a heck of a lot of 46-year-olds who would be either looking for jobs or already holding jobs some of those Christians wish they had.
But sadly, too many of them, the ones who ended up in a series of foster homes, and ran away as soon as they were old enough, would also lack education, and might now be in jail, or on welfare, or homeless and begging on the streets. Some of them may actually wish they'd never been born.
If every Christian who tried to talk (or threaten ) a young woman out of having an abortion offered to raise the child at their own expense, it might be easier to believe they were truly Christian. As it stands, they simply come across as judgemental, which can't possibly be Christian since Jesus said, here paraphrased by me: Don't point out the speck in your neighbour's eye until you've removed the big ugly sty from your own.
How can one be a Christian who hasn't taken to heart Matthew 7? It boggles the mind.
Back to "Why abortion is Evil ..." Reason #3: Life starts at conception
Sorry, but I had to stop reading to laugh. These people are so locked up they can't say the word "sperm".
They could also use some lessons in physics. Life does not begin at conception. Life just is and has been since forever. An ovum all by itself is Life. Sperm is Life or the spermatozoa wouldn't be able to swim their way to the ovum.
Life does not begin at all; it exists, period. And every living thing, including Christians, kills life every day. There's life crawling on your body that you can't even see, but you spend a lot of time and money on stuff that kills it. You swat flies and mosquitoes, and poison mice and rats, and you kill other animals for food -- but, that's okay because God said you could, or at least that's the conclusion drawn from the story of Creation (Gen: 1:26):
I guess that makes God the first authority to issue a hunting licence.
I know where evangelical Christians are coming from because I was raised in that environment, and it wasn't difficult (for me, at least) to see the irrationality of it, or how Christians behave one way in public and another way in private. Their beliefs are totally fear-based, but if you had to worship a being as bipolar as the God of the Bible, you might be pretty nervous too. You'd never know when you might offend Him, and you know he's got severe rage problems.
One minute He loves you; the next minute he threatens to kill you and burn you in Hell -- so how much does God really value "life", eh? You have to tiptoe around Him, the way you would with an abusive spouse. So it's no wonder Christians get all antsy when other people don't seem to fear ticking God off.
And it's not only the people who abort fetuses; it's also the people who are differently oriented sexually from what is acceptable to the Christian Right (and, presumably to God himself).
Surely people who love God/Jesus have better things to do than harass those who seem to be getting away with sins Christians are afraid to commit or even think of committing. One might suspect that Christians secretly hate the restrictions their religious beliefs have placed upon their lives, but are so afraid of God's wrath they can only resent people who don't fear Hellfire.
If you need to know my personal stance on abortion, it's that I can only speak for myself and no one else. It's not something I could ever have done, but neither could I ever condemn any person who chooses it as their personal solution. It's probably because the advice of Jesus regarding attention to one's own life path and not to someone else's has remained with me from my Sunday School days.
By the same token, if I have never walked in the shoes of a person who has had to come to terms with what is not generally considered the "norm" in sexuality, then how could I possibly judge?
Message to LGBTQ+ who are being harrassed by Christians on social media: Check out this website sent to me today by a reader: The LGBTQ+ Guide to Online Safety
Again, my advice to up-in-arms Christians is, for the love of God, read Matthew 7!
At the very least, try to content yourself that all sinners are going to burn in Hell and that, at the appropriate time, you will receive your reward for how you lived your own life -- not for how you helped make the lives of "sinners" miserable.
As for other anti-abortion links: the Pro-Life Action League has a section (scroll down to the final item on this page) entitled: When does life begin?
Again they "beg the question" by not talking about Life itself, and saying rather that "human life begins at conception".
It seems they "really don't know life at all". Joni Mitchell, 1969
Further Reading: LGBTQNation: (US) Evangelicals are lobbying against anti-lynching law because it includes LGBTQ people
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