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Must everything be spelled out?

10 Nov

It may not necessarily need be spelled out, but I don’t see anything wrong with spelling it out, as long as such temporal matters aren’t the main focus of the preaching, simply mentioned in connection with whatever subject is being preached upon that day.

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Posted by on November 10, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

5 responses to “Must everything be spelled out?

  1. The Bechtloff

    November 12, 2014 at 12:19 am

    Here’s my thoughts Will as someone who is largely agnostic about abortion: I consider it a grey area. I think it’s telling when I ask people who are pro-life what the legal penalty should be for abortion, if I can get them to actually give a straight answer, it’s usually not very severe. Then I ask them what should be the penalty for a woman drowning her baby in the bath tub. Somehow that’s always higher, because somehow even people who scream that the fertilized egg is a person, instinctfully know it’s not the same thing. Once there is higher brain activity, once it’s a thinking feeling being, then we’re dealing with a person. But a fertilized egg? That’s just a cell, I have a hard time seeing that as a person.

    At the end of the day I see abortion as a grey area, and I must go with my default of leaving the government out of it.

     
  2. Will S.

    November 12, 2014 at 1:07 am

    Well, I am one of those who think the penalty for abortion should be as severe as for any other kind of premeditated murder (whether a life sentence or capital punishment, depending on the laws of the political jurisdiction; as a Reformed Protestant, I favour the latter, myself, of course). I guess that makes me an ‘extremist’, but I don’t care; it makes me consistent, and that’s what matters. 🙂

     
  3. Mark Citadel

    November 12, 2014 at 11:26 am

    The premeditated murder of a child is a heinous crime and in a reactionary society would carry the death penalty unless there is some extenuating circumstance that may confer mercy on the accessory perpetrator (being a young girl of undeveloped mind or someone of unsound mind) Of course any ‘doctor’ who engages in such a practice is the actual murderer and most certainly faces the ultimate penalty.

    In response to Dr. Lee, I’d like to say this. Christian reactionaries by virtue of their faith have far more latitude as it applies to civil law than say, Jews or Muslims. We have a proscribed Moral Law, but no proscribed Civil Law. However, what civil law we create must be in coherence with the moral law, it can contain no compelling contradiction.

    Therefore, abortion is an immoral act, namely murder, and we may punish it as we see fit. I believe it is fitting that the abortionist has shown such wanton disregard for human life that they can be rationally seen as an active danger to the society at large, and that society, acting in judicial self-defense, may morally remove that person from society via death. He who is callous enough to murder an innocent harmless child is certainly callous enough to murder anyone else.

     
    • Will S.

      November 12, 2014 at 11:29 am

      Agree completely, Mark.

       

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