Without a soul
I have a couple posts that involve the old issues of mercy killing and abortion. The youtube suggestions brought me to the story of "Baby born without a brain". The sound sucks and it's not worth watching anyway. The condition is called
"anencephaly". http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anencephaly If you believe in a "soul" you surely would believe that it begins and ends in the brain.
The questions are for anyone.
1. Why not abort?
2. If born this way, is it wrong to kill the baby?
3. Is the baby an "it" ?
4. Does it have any rights?
5. If you have a god, how would he judge it?
6. What's the difference in this baby or someone who becomes brain dead later in life? Will they just be judged by their life up until that time? -and if so, what if they hadn't heard of your Jesus yet? Are they condemned to hell?
"...but truth is a point of view, and so it is changeable. And to rule by fettering the mind through fear of punishment in another world is just as base as to use force." -Hypatia