Presentation: Abortion is Just Politics and Pro-Life is Just Religion; and Apologetics
|April 28, 2010||Posted by Anthony under abortion, apologetics, atheism, Blog, Christianity and Culture, evolution, human rights, morality, pro-life, Secular Humanism, speaking engagements|
Thursday, Apr. 29th, at 12:30 p.m. CST, I will be presenting on this topic:
(Round two in progress… 2:23 p.m. CST, direct link)
Just Politics? Religion and Abortion and Apologetics: Examining the idea that supporting abortion is merely a political view but opposing it is a religious view and the role of world view in the question.
Summary: Pro-choicers often frame their argument by casting their position as a civil rights issue and the pro-life position as a religious issue- and people should not impose their religion on others. Common sense would suggest that as two sides of the exact same coin, if one position is a religious issue so too is the other. Lying beneath the issue is this question: “Is there any belief that is merely political? What separates a ‘religious’ ‘belief’ from any other?” This leads into a conversation about apologetics, and whether or not the Christian faith is grounded in reality- and the consequences whether one answers in the affirmative or the negative.
This presentation will be delivered in an online presentation. While the topic is worthy of discussion in its own right, it is being presented to test out the ‘conference hall’ for Athanatos Christian Ministry’s upcoming online apologetics conference (May 7th-8th). The goal is to work out any technical kinks, but in theory there won’t be!
No registration is required for this free presentation. However, an RSVP would be welcome. You can just leave a comment at the bottom of this thread or otherwise communicate with me that you will be there.
Link to the conference hall: here.