Wednesday, January 05, 2005

The point I'm Trying to make?

I've given up trying to demonstrate your contradiction because I realise there isn't any. Our philosophies on killing are extremely disparate and all I'm doing now is trying to see if there is any overlap at all. Killing as a sin is defined in many religions and it is quite clear that in general, this extends to the unborn. Killing as a crime is defined in the laws of many countries, and for a variety of econometric and practical reasons most countries define it quite differently. For myself, I see a continuum between murder and natural death, and for God's will to be to punish those who get away with murder. I see the bathtub curve as working against the arguments of a pro-lifer, and I'm surprised that you could use it to demonstrate your point. The fact that the unborn are dying and in a lot of cases they are preventable deaths is how I think about it. The costs of prohibiting abortion seems to be quite high, (in the long term) so it is more cost effective to concentrate on preventing deaths in the low part of the bathtub, than "preventing" fetuses to be aborted. But you think that by killing we devalue life to nothing, and that elevates these "deaths" to be important enough to prevent. The "cost" of society's moral decay in this regard is immeasurably high to you. All is not lost. At least in America I see a faint glimmer of hope that moral values are taking hold. The fact that you think that the separation of church and state (USA style) has nothing to do with it concerns me.

1 comment:

Dr. Clam said...

"The fact that you think that the separation of church and state (USA style) has nothing to do with it concerns me."

Don't be too concerned. Abortion I care about; but I just leapt in with that statement about Church and State to be argumentative... :)