Friday, November 9, 2007

They really love wars too

The only "life" that the grotesquely mis-named "pro-life" movement cares about is that which is either in a petri dish somewhere or in uteri. Once said life manages to make its way through the birth canal to become an actual sentient human being, these "compassionate" pinheads have no more use for it.


Ricky Bones said...

Funny you point that out. When I was growing up in teh Southern Baptist Church, people went crazy over the whole pro-life trend.

True Story:
Funny thing about my old church and its members, they say that all life is precious, and there was this struggling single mother who was a member of our church, who had two small children, twins, and the children were labeled as "little welfare crumb snatchers" by two of the deacons and maybe others. The mother was ostracized by many because she was a single mom. SO, when she got word of this sentiment by some church members, she explained one Sunday evening to the church that she was a single mother, not by choice, the father ran out when he found that she was pregnant. She wanted to have an abortion because she was financially unable to handle this, had no family for support, and she wasn't sure if she could do it alone, but members of the church explained how precious life is and how God loves those unborn babies and convinced her that she should have them and God would not let her down. One of those giving her council to NOT have an abortion was one of the deacons who despised the her and the children.

This story was the last straw for my dad, he really urged me to look at the logic in that and reconsider a different church or no church. He despised organized religion for these types of things and still does. Guess that helped me form my disdain after that as well.

AnnPW said...

Thanks RB - your dad sounds like a good, kind man. I think that the religious right in this country has poisoned the concept of Christianity, and driven many away from the Church. I grew up going to the Episcopal Church and my mother and grandmother were both deeply religious. When I was a teenager, I went through the normal period of doubt, but I never lost respect for the Church or for people like my mother who actually lived their faith, and I'm grateful that my life experiences with them taught me to distinguish between them and the garbage that is sold by such despicable charlatans as James Dobson, Pat Robertson, John Hagee and the like. Ugh!

Ricky Bones said...

Exactly! They have hijacked religion and sold it to many out there some path to being more noble than others. Armed with this, tehy feel then that can impose that beliefe onto others and those who don't believe are doomed to Hell, according to God.

BUT, the word of God, written by man and chenaged over the years to suit man's needs contradicts itself. The word preached by man makes God sound like a capricious bully!

I have no quarrel with anyone who is religious as long as they are not using it as a divisive tool. I know a guy who works with me who is deeply religious and is the kindest man I know. His philosophy is not to judge others and be good and just to all. God bless him!

Ricky Bones said...

I have to slow down when I type :-) Sorry about the mistypings.

Ricky Bones said...

One last thing: This shows the contempt that religious organizations have for their followers.

This quote by FRC on the refuting of Al Gore's claims on Global Warming - "Rep. Joe Barton (R-Texas) cited 600,000-year-old scientific evidence that Gore's carbon dioxide claims are false. "

According to Evangelicals and The Bible, The Earth is only 6,000 years old! How is that evidence viable?

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Mike Thomas said...

God may have made man, but man definitely made religion with all its flaws and blessings.

When my wife and I lived in Connecticut we attended a small Baptist Church on the green in Branford. It stood out from the other churches along the town square because it did not have a steeple. It seems that everytime the church would raise enough money to build a steeple, something would happen (the Great Depression, WWII, etc.) and they would end up using the money to help the needy people in the community. It was the only church in the area with a soup kitchen and a homeless shelter. They had people going every week to visit AIDS patients and elderly shut-ins. I was proud to be a member of that church. It doesn't mean the other churches were bad, just that this one came closest to the ideal that I felt every church should strive for.

AnnPW said...

Great story Mike, and one I shall remember from now on whenever I start to feel snarky about the Baptist Church! Thank you.

Ricky Bones said...

Good stuff, Mike!