People seem to enjoy a good online fight or debate and this war as been great fuel for fodder. Still, I would like to take a moment to fan the flames elsewhere because… well its Sunday, and I am feeling ornery and I don’t want to talk about the war for a few moments. So here’s a topic sure to annoy and enflame.
Warning: Take EVERYTHING with a grain of salt. It usually tastes better.
Recently, the senate passed a ban on “partial birth abortions”. Now if you aren’t sure what that is, I would suggest looking it up on google and I am sure you will find all you want to know and then some. I will tell you, however that this name was chosen for its ability to inflame the sensibilities of the public. For example, honey is fermented bee vomit however we don’t put “fermented bee vomit” on our toast, do we? Calling honey “fermented bee vomit” is kind of nasty and who would want that on toast? As they say… it’s all in how you say it.
Now, after watching the press on the “partial birth abortions”, I began to wonder if everyone in the pro-life (anti-abortion) camp are vegetarians because well… if you are pro-life, wouldn’t logic dictate that you should not kill an animal for food? I mean, don’t animals have life? (Now before I loose you here and you go off on a temper tantrum and call me all kinds of nasty words, keep following my plot, please) I suppose you could then argue that the bible says that God made the animals to be lorded over by man… but then I would have to point out your flaw in that argument. What if I am not Christian? What if I am pagan, or celebrate an eastern religion or maybe I don’t believe in God at all? I ask then what right does your religion have to do with influencing directly or indirectly the choices of others? I mean, this is the line old Osama took to deal with the “infidel” Americans. He bombed us for so many reasons and because of his screwy take on Islam (which, I might ad, not ALL Muslims agree with) felt justified in attacking the US. His beliefs were pushed upon the US.
So you can then argue that it’s wrong for moral reasons… And here I would be more willing to listen as that I have a problem with “organized religion” (in my world, an oxymoron) however I would point out that naturally, there are many plants that induce natural abortion. I recall in high school when doing research on a speech I was to give about abortion (I went to an all girls catholic high school and even then, I liked to stir the pot) I went to the local library to look up natural methods of abortion only to find that all the plant books I looked through would have all the pages related to plants which can induce abortion torn out. Someone was trying to suppress information some where and by golly I really hate that.
Anyway, this little blurb might seem silly to some but if you really think about it why is it not okay to have an abortion yet okay to eat a hamburger? Life is life? Or are some lives worth more than others? And if so… who wrote the rules on that? It may seem like I am trivializing a topic many feel strongly about however I’m an intellectual when I am not playing video games or working on my website. So it is a valid question. At the very least, it might be something to argue about besides the war for 3 minutes.
I’m ready… have at it (me).
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