The Bow and the String
i have a deep respect for scotland because i was at an ireland vs scotland football match and their chant was “we hate england more than you”
one time at a germany vs scotland game some german fans started the “stand up if you hate england” chant and the whole stadium stood up
WHAT DID WE DO?!
What didn’t we do
The World Wars are the only conflicts in which I can side wholeheartedly with England. And I have English ancestors.
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mylifewithsocialanxiety asked: I hope you realize that, by protesting abortion, you're just making an incredibly hard day in a woman's life even harder for her. You're just making those women (the ones who are getting an abortion) feel even worse about themselves than they already do. Is that what you want? If so, then how can you possibly think that's compassionate at all? Also, what about Matthew 6:6? Why are you outright ignoring that verse just so you can use your prayer as a way to make people feel bad?
Thank you for your opinion, expressed politely! You make a good argument. However, when a life is at stake we can’t worry about upsetting someone! God willing, a majority of women who encounter the 40 Days for Life volunteers will make the choice to keep their baby. Thus forestalling greater sadness and regret in the future! But even those who do go through with the decision to kill their child may remember later that there is a place to turn for compassion and help.
Regarding Matthew 6:6, I believe that there is a time for public prayer as well as secret, private prayer. In this case, we are using public prayer not to attract attention to ourselves or appear righteous before others (which would be self-righteous and wrong), but to attract attention to the silent murder of innocents and to influence the hearts of the only ones who can truly stop it.
However, when a life is at stake we can’t worry about upsetting someone!
I assume you’re reasoning on the premise that life in the womb isn’t a seperate human being until the vague point at which the fetus reaches the level of development needed to be viable outside the mother. That’s usually the reason pro-abortionists disagree with the antis, in my experience.
As a Christian, my belief that life begins at conception is based on the Bible. I can understand others’ preference for science-based opions, but am surprised at the inability to give unborn infants the benefit of the doubt. Science and medicine are constantly advancing, and it cannot be guaranteed that fetuses does not feel pain, or that they all reach development milestones at exactly predictable times. Abortion is far to violent a death to deal as lightly as we do. Where it is legal, comprehensive ultrasounds should be a prerequisite.
I find your blog title revealing - Guilt-Free Pro Choice - can there be guilt without doubts regarding the “Choice” (abortion)?
Fun fact — it’s not just a Christian choice. It’s scientific too, at least from the point of implantation, that the child is a completely separate human being from his mother, and if it’s not alive, it’s really quite questionable as to what is. I wrote a paper on it and did copious amounts of research on all sides, especially by scientists.(15 hours ago) 10 notes