Value of life
So, someone started a thread wondering why an atheist might be a "homophobe"
I shall start one about life and abortion.
How could a free thinking atheist, even consider abortion except under the most dire of situations?
I am an athesit and I realize when I am dead, I am dead. Gone, that's it.
To me life is sacred. I am very anti war, anti death everything basicly that may cause death unwarranted or unwanted.. Unless perhaps someone kills, tortures etc, then perhaps they should have the same done to them, because they have proven they have no care for the most important thing we have, life.
Sure, if you want to go skydiving and chance your own life in this fashion, it's up to you.
Using religion in anyway to propogate war and play like "oh if they die they go to a better place" is BS. They are simply dead and their shot at life, is over.
Abortion, as I define it, is mutilating an unborn fetus prematurely to insure it's death. In my eye's you have just taken away someones legitimate chance at life. Yes, for me this is at conception, you just started a chain of events that will result in another human life. If you stop that you have broken a link in that chain and taken away that potential.
Sure people screw up with sex and get pregnant but as a "pro lifer" I feel they should have to deal with those consequences. We are not animals haphazzardly running about having sex when we have any opportunity.. we are supposed to be more intelligent than that.
Faith is the word but next to that snugged up closely "lie's" the want.
"By simple common sense I don't believe in god, in none."-Charlie Chaplin