Christians in America, as in other countries of predominantly Christian faith, are divided in categories or degrees of political adherence. There are Christians who do not want to force their beliefs upon those who are of other faiths. There are those who
silently listen and observe what they can, to be in the world but not of it, and to act and speak when we see injustice or an opportunity to help someone. Many of us are not enrolled in any formal church, we do not subscribe to a particular form of public meeting. Those of us who speak take some risk, because the fake christians who defy the teachings of their proclaimed Christ by their hypocrisy are the ones who have used their deception to oppress anyone who stands against their corrupt ways. Prohibitionists, hypocrites. You are dark somewhere inside yourself and need to let the light in.
NTodd has an interesting perspective on the issue of birth control, of which abortion is only one component. I tend not to write about this issue often because it is so deeply a matter of personal conscience what determines the relative value of a given human life over another. I also take a Monty Pythonesque view on the issue of contraception, which is to say their true view and not the view they satirize by their famous song.
Let me take a moment to point out the obvious hypocrisy of anyone with a purportedly pro-human life outlook being advocates of war. Obviously they value some lives more than others, and some are entirely dispensable to them.
No sane person wants there to be unwanted children or abortions, if it were possible to avoid having them without doing violence to women (or men). We should not want to mutilate people’s genitals, we should not want there to be any harm done to the innocent.
We don’t often enough stop to consider that the cause of violence is usually violence. Stop non-consensual sex and you will stop most or all of the abortions that occur. Stop adultery and you will stop the rest.
Oh, but you don’t want to stop adultery, going by what I see.
Except to punish the woman, because she is the one who is subject to violence from her spouse if she is caught with child.
We have to end the violence done to women, and you know that divorce must be a right for that very reason. But what many of you don’t know or publicly admit due to the risk of persecution is that violence can be tamed by cannabis — marijuana. It is a lie and an obvious one at that when prohibitionists associate cannabis with violence, when the only violence is involved in the criminal aspects of prohibition itself.
End cannabis prohibition and you will see that the very thing you criticize about “hippies” is their non-violence.
End cannabis prohibition and you will end the war in Iraq and in the rest of the middle east. Cannabis can be grown to fuel our economy. Cars and trucks can run on clean biological oils. Paints and chemicals can be made from it. Cannabis may be sacred but she is also profane. We have a petroleum economy today but we cannot have a petroleum economy forever.
She is Michelle Bachman of Minnesota (GOP-obviously). This morning on MPR she referred to Bush as “The Commander of the Free World”. Her husband is a psychiatrist who “deprograms” gay people and she was endorsed from the pulpit by Mac Hammond (a television evangelist).
In case you were wondering too. It turns out her name is spelled Michele, and she is also a freshman member of congress, replacing another Republican who vacated his seat to run (unsuccessfully) for the US senate.