To The Daily Sun,
I'm just going to start by making no bones about the fact that I am a Christian. I can almost see a lot of "eye rolling" going on. But for a true Christian, the Bible is our guide book. God's word is His word to us. You may not agree with it or like everything that's in it, but that doesn't change the fact that it IS His word to us. I also understand that there are many of you readers out there who don't believe God even exists. That is your free choice. God did not create robots; He created beings with free wills to love Him or not to. You cannot change my mind concerning this and I probably cannot change your mind either. We are free to disagree.
I want to take a few moments to discuss a very divisive topic – abortion. I want to address those of you who feel a woman should have a choice to decide whether a baby has a life or not. To all of you who think a woman should be able to kill a child – I can bet that every one of you would be totally appalled if a person decided to kill a cat that was pregnant. That cat is carrying LIFE. You'd be freaking out if the kittens were born and then the owner killed them. You'd be angry if you saw someone kill all the tiny eggs in a bird's nest. Those eggs contain LIFE. You would be mortified if someone took a pregnant dog ( a dog with LIFE in it) and killed it so they wouldn't have to deal with all the pups, vet bills, care, feeding them all, etc. You would be on the phone so fast calling the SPCA, the Humane Society (maybe babies need a "Humane Society"--just a thought), or the police. Don't ever intentionally kill a cat, a bird, a dog; but it's absolutely okay to kill a human being, a helpless baby, a miraculous creation of God? A fetus , a baby, is LIFE. Even if you don't believe in God, you surely don't believe in murdering someone OUTSIDE the womb, so why is it ok to murder someone INSIDE the womb? I really cannot wrap my brain around your thinking.
This world has gone crazy! We save the turtles and it's against the law to tamper with their eggs. We protest the circus because we don't like the way an elephant might be treated. Some are protesting the pig scramble at the Deerfield fair that it's inhumane treatment for the piglets. We save the mountain gorillas, the mountain plovers, the red pandas, the plains bison, the black footed ferret. Save the whales, tuna, dolphins. Save the orangutan, save the flying earwig Hawaiian damselfly, save the Hungerford's crawling water beetle. Save the snails, save the condors, save the giant sea bass, save the wolf. Then we save the wetlands, we save the trees, we save the bees. But a person – a baby, a human – has no rights, no protection, no sympathy. God help us!
"You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body and knit me together in my mother's womb. Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex! Your workmanship is marvelous – and how well I know it. You watched me as I was being formed in utter seclusion. You saw me before I was born." Psalm 139:13-16
- Written by Mike Mortensen
- Category: Letters
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