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In your opinion, should Christians ever condone abortion?

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In your opinion, should Christians ever condone abortion? On examination, the vast amount of scriptures seems to point to the conclusion that abortion is both morally and religiously wrong. Although the profane might apply there own set of ethics to the debate, it has to be understood that a devout follow of Christianity leads his life by the teachings of the bible, and everyone is entitled to their beliefs, whether or not we agree with them. Since the bible has no direct references to abortion, a conclusion must be drawn from interpretations of biblical references. These are, however, open to many different interpretations. It is disputes like this which have lead to the split in Christian beliefs on the issue, as with many others. Taken out of context, quotes could be used to justify or condemn any action. Overall though, I would have to say that the bible seems to opt for the view that everything is predetermined by god, and as such we should not interfere with his plans. ...read more.


You have no right to take the life of the foetus, even if to anyone else this seems totally irrational. The only way that you could really justify abortion as a Christian is if you were to accept that the Bible is not in fact the literal word of God but rather its interpretation and is not supposed to be taken literally but in more of a metaphorical sense. Many ideas in the bible are outdated ideas and meanings have been lost by translation, so really this is the only way that the Bile could be looked upon. It is true that individuals have choices, and for a woman, to choose to abort is her choice. She may be wrong according to the principle, but it is still her choice. Mankind can legislate morality (e.g. adultery, cheating, etc.), but he cannot legislate righteousness. That has to come from within the individual out of conviction. The law legislates that a person should not lie and cheat, but people choose to do those things every day. ...read more.


I Samuel 15:3 slay both man and woman, infant and suckling. 2 Kings 8:12 dash their children, and rip up their women with child. 2 Kings 15:16 all the women therein that were with child he ripped up. Isaiah 13:16 Their children also shall be dashed to pieces before their eyes; their houses shall be spoiled and their wives ravished. Isaiah 13:18 They shall have no pity on the fruit of the womb; their eyes shall not spare children. Lamentations 2:20 Shall the women eat their fruit, and children. Ezekiel 9:6 Slay utterly old and young, both maids and little children. Hosea 9:14 give them a miscarrying womb and dry breasts. Hosea 13:16 their infants shall be dashed in pieces, and their women with child shall be ripped up. These shocking quotes, although taken out of context, show Gods willingness to kill innocents, going against everything that ahs been said before. I simply can't take such a corrupted document as any bases for a society or as a way by which to govern your life. The values may be correct but anything more specific should be treated with great scepticism. ...read more.

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