Monday, July 22, 2013

As Jesus said about abortion...

*crickets*

Oh that's right, he never said anything about it in the Bible. But you would never guess that by the ugly deceptive signs that these hateful people display every year. I wrote about this last year, but today was the annual display of graphic imagery that this local Christian pro-life group seems to love so much. As you can read in the linked story from last year, their images are lies designed to deceive  and mislead. They aren't representative of most abortions, and the worst of the images are presented as representative of all abortions, when they actually illustrate those that are already illegal.

Last year, these 'geniuses' focused on a side statement of opposition of the birth control pill. I also wrote last year about how nonsensical this is, even from their point of view. This year, they went with a large painting of Jesus with the caption, 'abortion kills his children'. Since they are taking the religious route, what does the Bible actually have to say specifically about abortion?
If men strive, and hurt a woman with child, so that her fruit depart from her, and yet no mischief follow: he shall be surely punished, according as the woman's husband will lay upon him; and he shall pay as the judges determine. And if any mischief follow, then thou shalt give life for life

-Exodus 21:22-23
So if a man causes a woman the lose the child she is pregnant with, he will be punished as the woman's husband deems necessary, and pays a fine. UNLESS, he gets the woman pregnant to 'replace' the baby that was lost. What?! Does the woman have a say in any of this? Would you really want to have sex with your attacker as a 'penalty' for him? And if he is sleeping with a married woman, doesn't that constitute adultery (a crime the Bible punishes with death)?
And if it be from a month old even unto five years old, then thy estimation shall be of the male five shekels of silver, and for the female thy estimation shall be three shekels of silver.

-Leviticus 27:6

Number the children of Levi after the house of their fathers, by their families: every male from a month old and upward shalt thou number them. And Moses numbered them according to the word of the LORD.

-Numbers 3:15-16
 Oh, is your child less than a  month old? I would think it's probably cute and the most precious thing to you at the moment. But the Bible seems to say that they don't count until they are a month old.
Give them, O LORD: what wilt thou give? give them a miscarrying womb and dry breasts.

-Hosea 9:14

Yea, though they bring forth, yet will I slay even the beloved fruit of their womb.

-Hosea 9:16

Samaria shall become desolate; for she hath rebelled against her God: they shall fall by the sword: their infants shall be dashed in pieces, and their women with child shall be ripped up.

-Hosea 13:16
Tamar thy daughter in law hath played the harlot; and also, behold, she is with child by whoredom. And Judah said, Bring her forth, and let her be burnt.

-Genesis 38:24
 Yup, God hates abortion so much that he demands that pregnant women (of another tribe) be torn open, and that their children be dashed against rocks... I don't know about you, but that sounds even more violent and graphic than any of the imagery that this disgusting group brandishes. Oh yeah, and burning pregnant women to death shows SO much concern for the child...

I really wish these people would stop showing their signs, and actually attempt to educate themselves on this topic that they are so vehemently opposed. I have some reservations about abortion as well, but also realize there is a very legitimate need for it. I discussed that last year, and will state again that there are cases where I'm against, and many others where I see no issue with the option being available. The sad truth is that if these close-minded people stopped focusing on their distorted caricature of abortion, they might learn something and there could be a real conversation. I'm sure they'd be surprised that People that are pro-choice like myself, are nothing like they make us to be, and probably have more in common than they would ever fathom.

-Brain Hulk

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