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The Bible and Abortion

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    Sooner28posted 4 years ago

    Most Christians claim that God is pro-life, even though they can't point to any single scripture, or even a bundle, to justify such an assertion.

    My claim is the exact opposite, that God is not pro-life at all (if one takes a literal view of the Bible), but actually has a wanton disregard for human life in general.

    But let's stick to abortion.

    1.  If God is pro-life, then flood never happened.

    2.  The flood happened.

    3.  Therefore, God is not pro-life.

    Atheists, and progressive theists, will obviously deny premise 2, but they are generally pro-choice.  So, the only person who can be rational and accept this argument is the conservative Christian, who claims the Bible supports a pro-life position.  What a pickle!

    Premise 1: If God is pro-life, then the flood never happened.

    According to the Pro-Life Action league, they are against abortion because, "abortion kills an innocent unborn child, a human person at one of those early stages of human development through which each one of us passes before birth." 

    I imagine most pro-lifers would agree with that sentiment.  Now, this is exactly what God did in the flood.  How many pregnant women died in the flood?  At least in typical abortion cases, the mother is not killed during the process; however, with the flood, God killed not only the mother of the unborn child, but all the unborn children as well!  Thus, there is no way to consistently hold that God is pro-life and believe that the flood happened.  God killed thousands of "innocent unborn children." 

    Premise 2: The flood happened. 

    I appeal to Genesis 7.

    Therefore, the inescapable conclusion for biblical literalists is that God is NOT pro-life. 

    I await your objections.


    http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?se … ersion=NIV

    http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/eviden … d=17884533  This is an interesting take on what could have inspired the story of Noah and the flood.

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      tirelesstravelerposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you for this forum. Perhaps you didn't intend for I me to go to my bible, but I did.  I looked in the concordance of my bible and looked up "life".  What I found was a clear definition that goes so deep, that I can't write enough.  It started in Genesis 9:4 and 6.  Then wandered to Leviticus 17: 11.  I wandered around some more.  My conclusion, God is holy.  He is not pro-life or pro-abortion. He is God.  There have been times when what he has allowed has flattened me and mine. 

      A few days ago I was on a long bike ride. Riding passed a roadside memorial I remembered in a few days it will be 13 years since a young friend of mine was killed by a drunken driver. At the time I entertained thoughts that death would solve a huge problem in my life.  As I passed that memorial it hit me like a ton of bricks;if that wish had come true, one of the greatest joys in my life would have never happened. I was contrite over that dreadful thought from long ago.
      My friend, keep looking for God.  He is far greater than anything you can imagine.

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        Sooner28posted 4 years agoin reply to this

        I always appreciate your congenial tone Traveler!

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      Rad Manposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      There is good reason for this conundrum and thank you for bringing this forward. There is also tonnes of OT scripture that tells how and when to kill, the flood being just one of them, most often the descriptions are describing when to kill others.

      The simple explanation is that the writers were attempting to inspire a particular group of people and give there men a sense of entitlement.

      1. If God is pro-life, he would respect all life.

      2. The God of the bible kills and teaches when to kill.

      3. Therefore, the loving God does not exist.