Periodic commenter “Poolman” shared his pro-legalized abortion rationale at another blog. Not surprisingly, some atheist, pro-legalized abortion, bisexual / lesbian commenters really liked Poolman’s “religion,” even though they don’t appear to plan to convert to it or understand it. They just throw out the word “love” with no context and that’s all they need.
It is amazing how hard pro-legalized abortionists will work to rationalize their positions. Here are his comments.
Science and logic will all pass away. In the end it will be how well you loved.
I’m not sure how he thinks logic will pass away — though, on second thought, it seems to have passed away for some already. And I doubt he ignores everything from science because it will “pass away.” He just ignores it here to rationalize his pro-legalized abortion views.
And in the end it will be whether you repented and trusted in Jesus or not.
Oh, and ignoring the destruction of the weak and defenseless is the opposite of love.
I am confounded how so many fundamentalist “Christians” have come from atheism to doctrinalism. You trade one millstone for another. You need the cornerstone. You miss the whole point of why Jesus came to earth in the flesh. In essence you crucify Him daily with your ignorance. Oh, don’t get me wrong. You are intelligent and knowledgable, but ignorant of the true character of God. Love. A life of sacrifice and service to other humans already sharing the air on this planet. That’s our mission.
I’m not sure how objecting to the crushing and dismembering of innocent human beings is in opposition to that. Just because the unborn humans don’t directly share the air on the planet he views them as fair game for unlimited destruction. Wow, that’s a pretty bizarre take on Christianity and one of the most extreme legalistic positions I’ve seen to defend abortion.
He claims that he knows the true character of God and that I am ignorant of it. Hmmm. He claims that our service to others only applies to those outside the womb. Got any Bible verses for that? I didn’t realize God was against pre-natal care and was pro-legalized abortion.
And note how he throws the fundie label around. He seems rather fundamental in his views. Does that make him wrong?
“Are you so foolish? After beginning with the Spirit, are you now trying to attain your goal by human effort?” (Galations 3:3)
“The man without the Spirit does not accept the things that come from the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him, and he cannot understand them, because they are spiritually discerned.” (1 Corinthians 2:14)
Ah, there came the random Bible verse generator he litters his comments with. One day he may pick a winner and have one that applies in context.
Yes abortion kills a human and stops its potential contribution to this world. However, the spirit lives on.
Poolman doesn’t seem to see that by trivializing abortion so broadly that he does the same for murder outside the womb. And he implies that the value of a human comes from her contribution, not by her nature as being created in the image of God. That helps people rationalize the destruction of those outside the womb who aren’t “contributing” by the definition of those in power.
This world is not our home. The spirit is eternal, the flesh is temporary.
Yes, more temporary for some of us than others, because Christians like Poolman justify their destruction. But what is the point of his comment? Just because we’re here temporarily should we just sit around and be spiritual? Of course not. He has a big list of things he thinks we should do, but protecting innocent unborn life isn’t one of them.
There are many more evils in this world that are done to humanity. Go spend some time in Palestine or Somalia.
So what? Just because you think you’ve found a greater evil then you can’t deal with any allegedly lesser evils? Are thousands of innocent human beings killed in Palestine every day?
Many parents there would consider it a blessing to have never had their children than to rather see them suffer the atrocities they have had to endure.
Notice how he conflates birth control with abortion. Once conception occurs they have children – they are just small. Using Poolman’s logic, they should just kill the kids outside the womb to avoid suffering. Hey, who knows whether any child will suffer? Does Poolman recommend we abort everyone just to be on the safe side?
Fix what you can with the resources you are given. Quit causing division and pronouncing judgment. Help educate and elevate those around you. Save the lost souls.
So we’re causing division and judging but he is not. Check. Ah, the hypocrisy.
If the unborn aren’t important enough to protect, why are they important enough to educate once they are outside the womb? If we can’t educate them to protect innocent human life, why educate them on anything else?
Love covers a multitude of sins. They will know us by our love, one for another.
Yes, and unborn human beings count as “other,” as do the mothers who deserve better than people like Poolman encouraging them to abort.
Amen. Teach these kids all about sex and the consequences of sex early. We are so backward in this country. To teach our kids about sex and talk about it is taboo. Act like it’s dirty and doesn’t exist. But then to use it everyday in everyway to market product is hunky-dory. We have so perverted love and sex in this nation, IMHO. God help us!
Who said not to teach kids about sex? The question is what to teach them and when.
It is sad when people like Poolman masquerade as teachers of authentic Christianity. If the audience thinks they believe what Jesus taught but don’t recognize what that means then you haven’t shared the truth with them.