Saturday, March 27, 2010

Rights: The Fallacy

Abortion is done in the name of women, or more specifically, women’s rights. But here’s a question, just what kind of rights do abortionists want and what is so important about a women receiving them?

Before we begin, let’s define women’s abortion rights. 1. A woman has the right to do with her own body as she pleases (which assumes that the baby is either not alive or part of her body; both of which have been disproved). 2. A woman has the right to not be a mother if she so chooses. 3. Since women should be able to decide whether or not to bear children, abortion ought to be available to every would-be mother.

This may sound a bit confusing, but it ties into the general fallacy American culture is stumbling into.
Statistics: 1.6 percent of Americans claim to be atheistic or agnostic, however based on what they believe, 12 percent are atheistic/agnostic and another 12 percent of Americans believe in an impersonal God. The number of self proclaimed atheists has doubled since 2001 or so. According to ARIS (American Religious Identification Survey) a total of 15 percent say they don’t have any religion and their numbers are growing by hundreds of thousands annually. Meanwhile Christianity as well as other religions in the U.S. shrink annually in total members (save for the Muslims and possibly a few others).

Now you‘re probably already asking, ‘What on earth is the point of these statistics?”

To me, these statistics are extremely depressing (although not unexpected) because America is turning from a God centered mentality into an, ‘everyone’s opinion counts and no one should be prejudiced’ mindset. Those nominal Christians or even nominal pagans are figuring that there’s no point in holding on to religion when all they can see and do is in the here and now. So the number of "believers" falls. They are letting emotion, not truth rule what they stand for (including women abortion rights). As the faithful decrease, the faithless are on the rise. One blessing is that we can see who truly believes in Christ Jesus and who is only fooling himself.

What has all this to do with abortion? It is just this. Those who claim to have any form of religion and still practice or support abortions for women’s rights are frauds. If their religion states that they can determine when a fetus is alive or not and only those who don’t end up in the wrong womb will survive, I certainly don’t want to be a part of it. If a self proclaimed “Christian” believes in the abortion rights of women he is rebelling directly against God’s command to spare and help the weak wherever possible. More importantly he is contradicting Exodus 21: 22-24 (ESV), “When men strive together (fight each other) and hit a pregnant woman, so that her children come out, but there is no harm, the one who hit her shall surely be fined, as the woman’s husband shall impose on him, and he shall pay as the judges determine. But if there is harm, then you shall pay life for life.” How can true Christians defend abortion rights when the UNBORN are clearly considered alive in scripture?

How about those pro-women's abortion rights people who don't "own a religion?"It is these growing number of non-religious, not the nominal religous communities that draw my attention.

What is atheism? No God. Period. Man lives as he pleases because someday that passing coffin will contain his body. He has no one to fear except men more powerful than himself and when he dies he will be nothing. Agnostics also fall into this category claiming that it is not provable that God could exist. Evolution, no matter how much it is twisted with religion can be associated with atheism primarily because humans evolved from a lower being, "a gradual process in which something changes into a different and usually more complex or better form."But it does not claim that human life has meaning.

If one is an atheist or agnostic, how on earth can he fight for women’s rights? First of all, does a woman’s rights or even interests matter if she’s going to die within the next few years? Eventually, all people die, so why fight so strongly over women’s rights if their lives are meaningless?

Who gives people rights; the government? The government in our country only comes from the people serving under them and are appointed to positions. So is it the majority vote of people who give women rights? First of all the majority isn’t always right and second the majority of people will eventually die out to create a new majority. So majorities can change as peoples’ ancestors die out, which means it isn’t constant (or rather True).

Atheists, agnostics, and evolutionists cannot and will not prove that women have any rights because according to their “non-religion” nobody technically has rights. If on the other hand a “religious” person is for women’s abortion rights they are saying that they, not their god or God controls life. I’m not going to go in detail again whether a fetus is alive, but it is (view our previous articles for info.).

So what is the growing fallacy of post modern day America? Many more people are placing feelings above reason, and will only believe what they think should be right and true, not what is right. Basically, women should have abortion rights…but nothing seems to come to mind why except that it feels right. Personal feelings are: a woman should have a right to control her own body. Or put into English: a woman should be able to have intercourse without the responsibility of parenthood. Truth is: there are laws, regulations, and rights laid down by a higher being (God) which protect the life of the unborn as much as those of the born. Those laws are to be kept and protected by man, not replaced by his emotions. -

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