The Test of “Common” Sense

I put the word common in quotes, as it would seem “Common Sense” has very much flipped – it is now UNCOMMON SENSE. My plea with this post is, as always, the life of unborn children. Let’s begin.

Respectfully, I would like an answer from those who support abortion in the following questions:

1)  At least 23 states have fetal homicide laws that apply to any stage of pregnancy; however, these same states indict no criminalization for legal abortion. The question becomes. . . If someone harms a pregnant woman, and in the process murders her unborn child, this person is charged as such – murderer. But, if someone goes and pays to have their unborn child legally murdered, this is called a right, and those that oppose this right are shamed for telling women that they have murdered their child – is the party that opposes abortion truly screwy? Or are they practicing “common” sense?

2) This next point admittedly doesn’t follow logic, but it does fall into the category of uncommon sense…You have been married for two years – you find out you are pregnant. You both are overjoyed. During those nine months you keep your friends updated: “Our ball of tissue is two months along!”… “Next week we are going to find out the gender of our clump of cells!”… “Boy honey, this pregnancy has been long, can’t wait until the day we can morph this worthless glob into a fully valuable human being.” . . . I am guessing that when I said ‘worthless’ you cocked your head slightly. Of course, those previous statements are ridiculous. And we all know they are ridiculous. Because, truly, at the core, we all know that the unborn child has incredible value! Indeed, that is why we ask “when is your baby due?”… everyone knows this. It’s human life. It’s a person.

The unborn child is as valuable as anyone. Yes, it is in a more vulnerable, less developed state – this should only incur more protection and love! Not more laws allowing “healthcare” systems to make money off of dicing up our small boys and girls. I pray that hearts would be changed in this area. And I am confident hearts will be changed! God will continue to show people the preciousness of these little men and women. Let’s pray for that. God bless.

Injustice

To be the victim of an injustice is hard. Yes, we all agree. But really think about it. Think about a true injustice committed against you. Does this happen often? Perhaps. Perhaps not. When it does happen, it stinks.

Though we hate injustice (and we agree we hate injustice), there is a catch – most only hate injustice if it is they who are the victim.

You say, “No, I hate injustice for all!” – you are a liar. The general, good, upstanding citizen will condemn injustice, as this is the socially accepted thing to do: “Yes, isn’t it terrible about that dictator. . . Oh indeed, slavery was a horrid thing. . . How could anybody do that to another person. . . ”

But actions speak louder than words – a lot louder. The way to prove you are as virtuous as you think you are, is go and do something. It is hard to do something, humans are instinctively selfish. We may not like that something happened in history, or that there is evil in the world, but we only act if we think it may effect us in some way – if it threatens our well being.

This truth is saddening, but it is the human state. Love your neighbor as yourself – that’s hard.

Many, many, many, many unborn children are murdered each day. How sad we say. But few of us do anything about it – because we are born, an the issue hardly effects us.

The bible says that no one is good (Romans 3:10). The only one who is good, the only one who truly cares about the oppressed and destitute, is God Himself. God is Love, and he hates injustice. For abortion to end, people must be convicted by God’s spirit. Christians who say they oppose abortion must be filled with God’s Holy Spirit. . . no Holy Spirit, no true love. No true love, no true action. No true action, no end to human abortion.

We must act, but we don’t care to. We must care, before we act. We can’t care, but God does care. We are not God, but He has given us His Spirit. Take hold of His Spirit, thank Him for it, and then act. . .

“An injustice anywhere, is a threat to justice everywhere” – MLKJR

Human Life – How your mom turns you into a human being. (Part 2)

 

People are often wrong. There are substantial numbers (millions and millions for you specific’s people) of abortions performed each year. Some say this is their body, and their right,  others cry genocide. The drastic differences in opinion demand resolve. Abortion is not an issue where people can celebrate their differences and wave a rainbow flag. This is life and death. The answer must be firm, and clear.

Unborn babies are people. Many rebuttals are boiled with illogical, egotistic, selfism. A splash of emotionalism completes this muddled brew.

Let’s talk about one aspect of this concoction . The day your mom turns you into a human being. . .

Hey. Honey. Wake up. It’s time!

 Time?

Yeah – it’s 3 am, my water broke – let’s go turn this glob of fetal tissue inside my uterus into a human being! 

Yes dear, let’s make this happen. You’ve been an incubator too long. . .  

Off to the hospital. Turns out, this lady actually has two globs of developing fetal tissue enclosed in her endometrium. No, she’s not going to have a baby. But, as the umbilical cord is cut, I suppose, the baby will have itself? Confusing, rather.

On the trip into the hospital, husband decides to question wife about that exact moment in which their glob mutates into a human being. . .

Dear, I have been thinking, when is that magical time the ball of tissue inside of you turns into a baby? It must be at some point during the birth. Right? I mean, we know it’s not before that. . .when it’s just a ball of meaningless cells. Is it when the head fully emerges? The foot? The leg? What if it’s a breech!? What if you need a c-section, like last time, is it when the doctor first sees the developing mass? Dear, another thing has been on my mind, what if the little clump has shoulder dystonia, and as it’s head emerges it can’t continue and then slips back in? Is the clump a human when it shows it’s head, and then not a human when it retracts back into the birth canal?

Also dear, there are two clumps in there, after the first clump is humanized, is the second clump still non-human? Could we terminate the second clump? Perhaps we should dear, after all, we are only ready for one. . . 

 

I do apologize if that narrative offends you. It offends me. The point of this story is to highlight how obscure, and vague the pro-choice view on when life begins really is. Birth is not so clear a definition as they would like it to be. An unborn baby is not a glob, or a clump, or a mash of meaningless tissue. And contractions don’t grant life. An unborn baby is a precious thing.

Thank you for your time. Please let me know what you think, where I am wrong, and what could be added.

God bless.

 

 

Human Life – res ipsa loquitor. “This is why” (Part 1)

This is why – three words used by a confident defendant. This is why. A phrase that suggests logic, reason, and a pursuit of truth.

People are opinionated. We all have an opinion. As you clearly see, It’s my opinion that people are opinionated – it may be your opinion that people are not opinionated. Whatever the circumstance, there is a point in a man’s life when he wonders if he has the right opinion. . .

A man may think that he is open minded – that he is open to an abundance of opinions. He may think that he lives by the phrase “to each his own”. . . Permit at story . .

Fred is a creative thinker, and Fred believes in having an open mind. Fred is not mad at religious people or atheist. Buddha, Muhammad, the trees, the sun – worship whatever you want, and think however you’d like. Gay? Straight? That’s fine. Pro-choice? Pro-life? That’s fine too. Fred just want’s everyone to set aside their differences and live harmoniously. You are free to believe what you want! This is Fred’s slogan, and he proclaims it adamantly on all his Instagram feed – he even don’s the occasional T-shirt with the word “Diversity” written on the back. . .

Let’s analyze.

What do you think of Fred’s world view? I would like to hear your thoughts.

I think Fred is a goodhearted fellow. He represents a bit of us all, to some degree or the other. But, there is appears a fundamental flaw in Fred’s thinking pattern. What if a Christian approached Fred, and told him that Jesus Christ is the only way to have everlasting life in heaven, and that without accepting Christ’s sacrifice, and believing in Him, Fred would be cast into Hell when his time on earth is over? How is Fred to respond? Perhaps he smiles, tells the Christian that he’ll think about it, and thanks the gospel preaching man for his time. But, soon after, an atheist walks up and tells Fred that what the Christian said is all a hoax, and that when Fred dies his body will rot will the rest of the deceased – and that’s the end. No heaven, and no hell. Before the day is up, Fred is approached by yet another activist, who explains to Fred that, actually, Islam is the only way to health, happiness, and heaven.

Fred looks at all that has been thrown at him, and wonders what to do. He has been bombarded with several vastly different world views. Fred is tempted to revert to his old slogan, but he realizes that that is foolishness. The truth is, there either is a God, or there isn’t. Either Islam is the way to heaven, or it’s not. Jesus either died for us, or He didn’t.

People get trapped in the idea that what they believe has an affect on what is the truth is. This simply isn’t so. If Fred were to choose Islam, some would say, “right on for you for becoming a part of something, and believing what you want to believe.” But, frankly, Islam either is true, or it isn’t. And, whether Fred chooses that particular religion, has no effect on whether it is true! The same goes for Christ’s death. Because I choose to believe that Jesus died does not mean that Jesus died. He either did, or He did not.

My point? The truth is the truth, and we would all do well to stop chanting about diversity, and rainbows, and start asking – what is the truth! 

If there are a hundred different idea’s about what I am, the reality is that at least 99% percent of those idea’s are completely wrong. Though it is seldom said, this is true about all truly differing world views – if there are a thousand different idea’s about when the world began, at least 99% of them are completely false. . .

God bless, and seek truth.

 

 

It’s Complicated . . .

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1 + x = 2. Those who are gifted intellectuals can follow the reasoning of this math equation, and discover the mysterious variable. But what if I scribbled on the blackboard? Even the finest mathematician would be spoofed. You can’t solve what you can’t see.

In the human life debate (as I will call it, as pro-life/pro-choice are misleading) it comes down to one issue – are the unborn human beings?  It’s simple. If they are, then killing them is morally wrong. You don’t get to kill someone just because they are an inconvenient result of a poor decision. Someone’s life trumps someone else’s nine-months of discomfort. This is common sense. Killing innocent people is wrong. If the unborn child is human, then it has rights which no government or group of people can grant or withhold. This is the only argument anyone should be having: human, or not.

But this is not a conversation abortion supporters want to participate in. . . because the issue is a lot more complicated. I’ve had debates with abortion supporters, and this is always their fall-back in one sense or the other, some will just say “it’s complicated,” while others will skirt around the issue and avoid all arguments they can’t refute by ringing off a list of irrational assumptions. Why? Because you can’t fight what you can’t see. And they know this. Their only way of winning is by distracting from the real issue – are the unborn human beings?

It gets weirder. Many abortion advocate’s will actually acknowledge the unborn to be human beings,  “Yup, science proves it’s a human . . .but the mother didn’t ask for them, and the fetus can’t feel pain, and they can’t breathe, and how dare you force a woman to be pregnant, and it’s a women’s right, and the supreme court, and Hillary Clinton, and freedom, and Planned Parenthood,  and bla bla . . . bla . . .bla.”

After making the statement that the unborn are human, the abortion supporter will immediately start clouding the statement with a lot of non-issues when compared with killing another human being (“It’s a human, but . . .”). Denying them their ability to live, love, and pursue happiness. I encourage you, research some abortion propaganda, you will see – people covering the truth, not with arguments, but with the only thing they have the power to do: confusion, and complicatedness.

It’s not complicated. People don’t get to kill other people unless those other people are seeking to kill more people. Babies don’t kill anyone; therefore, no killing babies.

This article doesn’t deal extensively with the issue of whether the unborn are human. For several reasons.

1)  Many abortion supporters already know and acknowledge the unborn child to be a living human being. Some openly state this. Others deny it, but contradict themselves by slogans about making abortion “safe, legal, and rare.” Why make it rare if it is just a glob of intrauterine tissue?  Because they know it’s a valuable human life.

2) But, there are groups of people who completely reject the idea that the unborn are human beings and that there is no reason not to dispose of worthless cells. I don’t spend a lot of time with these people. For the same reason that I don’t spend a lot of time explaining to people that the grass is green, or that the earth is round. You have the right to reject logic and reasoning, but don’t expect others to spend much time educating someone who openly rejects truth just because it doesn’t support their world view.

In conclusion, don’t allow abortion supporters to displace your position with distraction techniques. Force them to attack your argument. Research this, look at both sides, and develop an informed, unbiased, objective opinion on abortion. This article is not about starting yet another argument, or backslapping over trouncing abortion supporters. This article is about making a statement with no strings attached, no fog, no mistaking, and no confusion or complicatedness. . .

The United States has supported the killing of 50,000,000 children – this is unfathomably evil, and must end.

 

 

Encouragement – How abortion will end

You don’t win a battle by crippling your enemy, you win a battle by developing a superior power. If a nation gains more territory while losing their own, what has been accomplished? A person must ask – am I encouraging those who share my passion? Or am I trapped in fighting the opposition? So noble the cause of “fighting the bad guys” I allow my fellow man to stumble behind. God’s word says that we are the body of Christ. A body needs all its members working smoothly to function effectively.

Your heart is important, but it’s far from useful without blood to pump. Blood is theoretically needed, but disposable without oxygen. Oxygen is a nice idea, but without  lungs to breath, it is nothing but lonesome matter. The mouth is noble in many ways, but without a stomach – well – I suppose it would be rather awkward after we are done chewing our dinner.

Every body part is needed, but without its companion – it’s nothing. God’s word describes us, the collective population of believers, as a body. The body of Christ.

The Buildup/Undermine principle. At it’s roots, this principle is the idea that it is better the build up your own ranks, than to tear down your enemy’s. It’s a healthier quest to strengthen your friend than to weaken your foe. If you cripple your enemy,  but allow your allies to suffer – you have failed.

Firefighters leave no one behind. Soldiers die together. And anyone who fights for a cause must realize that it’s brother and sisters first, enemy second.

The spark of these first paragraphs was a number – 70.

I saw a figure in an article that seventy percent of women who have abortions identify as Christians. I’m not sure the credibility of this number, or all the variables – but even if the number were twenty-five percent, this would still be heartbreaking. The pro-life movement (many people of faith) arduously fights against abortion – billboards, websites, videos, debates, research – this is all needed. But it would seem that before we fight the bad guys, we should take care of our own. 70 %. This means that the churches are the places that are falling short. But churches – of the many I have gone to – don’t address abortion. Many of us in the church who take an active stance against abortion assume that the women in our churches our covered. Busy fighting planned parenthood, Hillary Clinton,  and NARAL – we forget to look in our own backyard. Our sisters need support. We have fallen unacceptably short in this area. Unless Christians come together, through the Holy Spirit, and protect their own – I fear that abortion will last, much, much longer.

I don’t know why. Perhaps Christians don’t want to offend people. Perhaps they don’t care. Perhaps they don’t recognize the problem. If the body of Christ where to show women that they are loved and supported, and that their unborn child is loved and supported – before, during, and after birth – we would vastly reduce the number of abortions. Not only that, but many who are “pro-life” are a conversation away from actually realizing the gravity of this issue. Our laziness in this area is horrendous. Christians must see the gravity of this practice – because once the problem of abortion is made real to people, action takes place. By choosing to love and support mothers and young women within the church, and to discuss this practice openly during prayer meetings/bible studies, not only are we mitigating abortion, but we are also raising up more soldiers for the cause – it’s a win-win.

This only happens if we take action – if we choose to bring this up in our conversations with fellow believers. If we choose to love the women in our lives.

Don’t mistake my position – I do believe in fighting the opposition. Debating pro-choicers – voting against pro-abortion legislation and leaders. These things have their place, but not at the expense of the body of Christ. The body must heal before it can fight this battle effectively. Christians need to love their own, before they fight their challengers. There’s a balance that must take place.

I assure you – abortion won’t end through fights, or billboards, or protests, or websites, or tee shirts, or Presidents, or money, or groups, or debates, or logic, or legislation. . .

How will abortion end? It will end through loving our neighbor.

Pro-lifers would rather be Pro-choice

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Rhetorical? No. I mean this. The mental strain of being truly pro-life is overwhelming. To be pro-life is to accept that up to 2,000,000,000 innocent children have been thoughtlessly killed over the past fifty years. To be pro-life is to believe the person who may have been your husband or wife was killed before their first breath. To be pro-life is to accept that large groups of kids are getting slaughtered by the thousand every day. Pro-lifers are expected to vote for politicians who treat the issue with a mere shrug. To be pro-life is heartbreaking. And I want out of this.

From a young age I have always questioned my beliefs. Never satisfied to just “accept” a belief based on feelings, I need the logic and reasoning behind a principle to accept it. I work in health care, and it doesn’t do to have an opinion. I must studiously research that opinion, and back that opinion with facts and figures – if I don’t, someone could die. The same is true with abortion. We can all agree that the pro-life/pro-choice debate is a debate of life vs. death. One side says the baby is a person, the other says it isn’t. Which is true?

I want to know which is true. I realize that most people go with their feelings and their ideas – this won’t cut it. I need objective truth and logic. The lives of two billion babies are at stake – feelings will have to wait.

Here’s my problem – the more I seek to find some dirty pro-life secret, the more I become pro-life. The more I seek to disprove pro-lifeism, the more I fall into it’s clutches.

I’ve read many arguments from both sides. I go to pro-choice sites and try to rationalize their arguments. I also go to pro-life sites and try to rationalize their arguments. What’s confusing is the pro-choice sites typically try to discredit the pro-lifers, instead of attacking their argument. They attack the person, and not the argument. – which seems silly. The pro-lifers do their fair share of trying to discredit the pro-choicers, but I find that many pro-life sites (Abort73.com in particular) offer logic based arguments. I want these arguments to be refuted, so I go over to the pro-choice sites (NAF, NARAL) and see what they have to say – know what I find? Not much. They keep attacking the person, and not the argument. I believe the world of logic calls it ad hominem – and it’s a fallacy.

Go on to Abort73.com and read some articles. Then, find some resources that demonstrate the sites arguments to be logically inconsistent, and we will have a discussion. But it is difficult when all pro-choicers do is attempt to discredit a source instead of clearly explaining why the sources argument is invalid. Please, for the sake of people like me who would rather be pro-choice. . .

Truly, I would rather be pro-choice. I’d also rather the world rained gumdrops on Mondays  –  the grass is green, whether I like it or not. Until I can get a cohesive, logic-based, biblical  argument as to why the unborn are not human beings, then my mind won’t liberated from this land where the most innocent among us are killed by the billion.

Please – help.

(If you are a pro-choicer, I’d ask that you leave your logic-based argument against the unborn being human life in the comment box – thanks)

(If you are pro-life, I ask that you leave the toughest argument against pro-lifeism in the comment box – thanks)

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