Thursday, December 6, 2007

I Just Don't Get (some) Christians

I have never understood why some christians place a higher value on a fetus' life than an actual human's life. War is exalted and dying and killing others even if it occasionally includes women (who probably every once in a while are pregnant), young men and women, and children is generally acceptable to them, yet an abortion is against god's will. I just can't connect the dots behind the logic in that thought. If you want to claim a fetus should not be killed because it is a human life, wouldn't you oppose war because war kills far more children and human lives than abortion?

I came across this picture on a website today and thought it perfectly summed up just why I think this view is so absurd...

"Protect our troops - from the womb to the war. What if the fetus you were going to abort would grow up to be a soldier bringing democracy to a godless dictatorship?"

I remember last year I had a post on facebook that commented on this question when the white house released this statement on 'National Sanctity of Human Life Day'

"We are vigorously promoting parental notification laws, adoption, abstinence education, crisis pregnancy programs, and the vital work of faith-based groups. Through the "Born-Alive Infants Protection Act of 2002," the "Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act of 2003," and the "Unborn Victims of Violence Act of 2004," we are helping to make our country a more hopeful place.

One of our society's challenges today is to harness the power of science to ease human suffering without sanctioning practices that violate the dignity of human life. With the right policies, we can continue to achieve scientific progress while living up to our ethical and moral responsibilities.

National Sanctity of Human Life Day serves as a reminder that we must value human life in all forms, not just those considered healthy, wanted, or convenient. Together, we can work toward a day when the dignity and humanity of every person is respected.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim Sunday, January 21, 2007, as National Sanctity of Human Life Day. I call upon all Americans to recognize this day with appropriate ceremonies and to underscore our commitment to respecting and protecting the life and dignity of every human being."

To me this statement seemed like pretty empty rhetoric since in practice it seems to only apply to a fetus and not the humans that we torture at Guantanamo...

1 comment:

dj-jas said...

yes, let's protect the sanctity of human life... unless those lives are of drug addicts, poor blacks, arabs, or prisoners!
i really love the photo though - it speaks volumes and also makes me crack up.
one thing though, i don't agree with the statement "i just don't get christians." not all of us are like this; just the loud whiny ones who get the most attention.