Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Paradox of faith and values

If you believe abortion is murder ( I do not except late term) than the killing of the doctor is an act that can be rationalized. We kill terrorists to stop them from killing others. Yet the rationale is not the same because the Dr was performing a legal activity that will be performed by someone else.

It is okay to oppose abortion, but one can not oppose immorality with terrorism. That being said the vast majority of the pro life people are peaceful.

Abortion is a matter where it is a personal belief. Even though I am pro choice I respect the sincere views of the pro lifers.


Ducky's here said...

Stunning logic, just stunning. I imagine you come up with an equally tortured scheme to justify killing Palestinians.

I assume there is an open season and no bag limit on leftists.

beakerkin said...

We call them Pseudostinians here. Given one bullet and a commie or a jihadi take out the commie first.

Terrorism is asymmetrical warfare and ISM activists who act as human shields deserve to get blown up.

The Pagan Temple said...

George Tiller found himself in hell, where the devil gave him his choice of three doors to enter, each one of which betrayed the sounds of screams of agony and despair.

"Don't I get to see what's in them?" Tiller shined.

"Of course," replied Satan. Thus, at his command, each door opened. The first seemed to lead to a lake of molten lava, where innumerable souls burned for eternity in horrible agony.

The second door seemed to reveal a cold, dark, barren landscape and a howling cold wind, where countless souls shivered in terrible pain.

Tiller looked into the third room, and saw what appeared to be a large group of people standing knee deep in shit, drinking coffee.

Resigned to the notion that this was probably the best he could do, he begged to be allowed entrance into door number three. The devil agreed, and ushered him inside, where the stench became stifling, almost unbearable, as Tiller tried to avoid glancing into the sickening river of raw sewage that swirled all around him, up to his knees.

He tried vainly to enjoy what was actually pretty good coffee, were it not for the stench that infiltrated through to his taste buds more with each taste. He kept telling himself, well, this is still better than the other two options.

Suddenly, a voice boomed over the loudspeaker.

"All right, everybody, coffee breaks over. Back on your heads."

The_Editrix said...

"Abortion is a matter where it is a personal belief."

Actually no, it isn't. We have become so jaded that we just accept it that way. Future generations will say: "Murder (it's not called that anymore then, of course) is a matter where it is a personal belief."

We are working on it. Legalising "assisted suicide" is next, then "mercy killings" of the old and unfit... I think we had that already but then at least everybody was aware that it was a crime and there hadn't been wellmeaning (no cynicism intended, I really think that you are wellmeaning) people like you who excused it as a matter of "personal belief".

And what the guy did wasn't terrorism. Terrorism is understood as an act which is intended to create fear, is perpetrated for an ideological goal, and deliberately targets non-combatants. The guy shot the abortion doctor not to create fear, but because he thought he deserved to die. Yes, he did it for "an ideological goal", but not to a non-combatant. To him, the doctor was very much a combatant in his war on abortion. Don't get me wrong, what he did was murder and he deserves to feel the full impact of the law. It just wasn't terrorism. The distinction is important.