|October 28, 2008||Posted by Anthony under abortion, Blog, General|
In my email box I have a letter from a Christian pastor saying that he is voting pro-life, which means he is voting for Obama, on the grounds that protecting the environment is protecting everyone’s life. McCain, of course, is on the global warming band wagon, so on its face the comment seems unnerving. In light of what abortion is and the scale of which it occurs in our country, though, complaining about the environment while the abortion issue is on the table seems to me like complaining about the pollution made by the furnaces of one of Hitler’s death camps as it incinerates tens of thousands of Jews a day. I guess what I’m saying is that I agree that the environment is important, but set against the deaths of millions of people a year before they’ve even had a chance to take their first breath… well, first things first, is all I’m saying.
|October 24, 2008||Posted by Anthony under abortion, Blog, General|
The dreadful reality is that we are always only a moment away from the collapse of civilization. We act as though we have a right to peace and security, prosperity and plenty. We do not. It is true that we had peace and prosperity in large part because of our Christian heritage. This is a blessing, not a right. It was a gift, not an inevitability. And it never was the case that it could substitute the church acting out in a Love so fierce and noble that none could mistake it for something other than supernatural.
|October 16, 2008||Posted by Anthony under abortion, Blog, General|
Because I believe that the unborn are really persons abortion is a huge issue for me. I am generally sympathetic to some pro-choicers… some of them lack the imagination required to treat as a human person something that doesn’t quite look like a human. I still vehemently reject the position but I’m sympathetic. But what […]
|October 9, 2008||Posted by Anthony under abortion, Blog, General|
Here is the brutal truth, and this presidential election is a good place to remind ourselves: politics are merely manifestation of our beliefs about the world. If that is religion, then atheists have religion. Now, I’m not saying that everyone applies their beliefs consistently in all avenues of our lives or that politics is conducive to consistently applied principles. I’m just calling attention to the fact that everyone’s politics reduce to their foundational beliefs, and it isn’t fair or right to allow the atheists free reign in carrying out the ramifications of their foundational beliefs but not allow Christians and other religious folks from carrying out the ramifications of their foundational beliefs.