judgement and pro choice
it kills me how people sit in judgement of others, who are they? do they know something we don't? and do they care to enlighten us? please i'll be the first in line...
i am not a christian, i grew up, or i should say spent a great deal of time, with a very religious aunt whom i love very much and was very good to me (still is, shes the only one in my family, other than my husband and children, who remembered my birthday). but my parents never had much to do with organized religion, my mother was brought up catholic and my dad was brought up nothing, the only time he ever even said anything about christianity was when he reached his 70th birthday he told me that there has to be more than this, that this life was way to short, maybe they knew something that he (we) didn't.
but, i was actually going somewhere with this, i read the bible as a child and as a young adult, and in the bible its says "ye without sin, cast the first stone", so tell me, should i duck now?
i am pro choice, i am a liberal, i am a pagan, i believe that all of us make up the world that we live in, the souls we carry with us are given more than one chance to make things right. i am NOT a baby killer!!! i am so sick of these people who are pro life and call those of us who believe that a women has the right to do with her body as she wishes names. come on now, lets all grow up some. i have 2 beautiful children. i love them more than life itself. i would give my life in a split second to save my children. i don't know ANY mothers that wouldn't, and if by some fluck of nature, i was to get pregnate tommorrow, i would have a baby in 9 months. i love babys, i love everything about babys. but come on now, isn't it time to live and let live? i mean i had my tubes tied 13 years ago, hey all you pro lifers, is that a sin too? oh wait i seem to remmeber that there is a group of pharmacist, "Pharmacists for Life" (http://www.pfli.org/) who don't even want to dispence birth control to unmarried women, because they believe its "moraly wrong". ok who are you to legislate morality? but you find it ok to give men viagra? HELLO? who are they using it with? (they also have views on assisted suicide, another rant, another time).
i would love for everyone to read Margaret Attwoods book, "The Handmaidens Tail" and let me know what they think.
i would like to see all of the people who proclaim to be pro life sign an agreement. in this agreement they would voulunter, WILLINGLY to take a child that is born unwanted, one who is born addictated to drugs, or alcohol, or from an abusive family who will be abused as they are growing or neglected, a child that is mentaliy or phsycally handicapped. i want these people to say that they will provide this child with LOVE, food, clothing and shelter, make sure they are given everything they need, love them as if they are there own, put them through school and college and be responsible for there happiest and well being. even i the EVIL pro choicer, would be willing to do that for a friend. its so easy for you to tell people what to do, but not so easy to get involved is it?
somehow or another christians in this country have gotten the idea that thats all this country was founded on.... this country was founded on Freedom of Religion. not freedom of christianity. a few quotes to consider:
"The United States is in no sense founded upon the Christian doctrine." -- George Washington
"It does me no injury for my neighbor to say there are twenty gods or no god. It Neither picks my pocket nor breaks my leg." - Thomas Jefferson
"I do not believe in the creed professed by the Jewish church, by the Roman church, by the Greek church, by the Protestant church, nor by any other church that I know of. My own mind is my own church." - Thomas Paine
"I do not find in orthodox Christianity one redeeming feature." - Thomas Jefferson
The Bible is not my book, and Christianity is not my religion. I could never assent to the long, complicated statements of Christian dogma." - Abraham Lincoln
"Who does not see that the same authority which can establish Christianity, in exclusion of all other religions,may establish with the same ease any particular sect of Christians, in exclusion of all other Sects?" -- James Madison, "Memorial and Remonstrance," 1785
"The number, the industry, and the morality of the priesthood, and the devotion of the people, have been manifestly increased by the total separation of church and state." -- James Madison, 2 March 1819.
"Believing with you that religion is a matter which lies solely between man and his God; that he owes account to none other for his faith or his worship; that the legislative powers of the government reach actions only, and not opinions, I contemplate with sovereign reverence that act of the whole American people which declared that their legislature should 'make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof,' thus building a wall of separation between church and state." -- Thomas Jefferson, writing to the Danbury Baptist Association on 1 January 1802.
do any of these names sound familer?
ok i'll come down off my soap box for awhile, but i can promise you, i'll be back. sorry for the LONG tangent.
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