OK, I know the real answer. They are both Romans 1 poster children and Molech-worshiping ghouls at heart. I’m just going to show how their views and actions are not only evil but wildly inconsistent with their own worldviews. And yes, I am very grateful that some atheists are pro-life. But most aren’t.
As odd as it sounds, atheists and “Christian” Leftists are birds of a feather theologically and politically — worshiping Charles Darwin and his survival-of-the-fittest motif*, denying the deity and exclusivity of Jesus, pushing LGBTQX perversions on the populace and especially on children, denying miracles, mocking the word of God, etc. In business jargon, think of it as Satan going to market through multiple channels.
But their pro-abortion extremism** is one of the things they have to work the hardest at reconciling to their worldviews. Wouldn’t the “It’s all about getting our selfish genes into the next generation!!” atheists and the “Won’t somebody please think about the least of these?!” “Christian” Leftists be wildly pro-life? How could they possibly justify killing children up to their first breath?!***
Both groups allegedly love science, yet they continually deny the simple fact that the unborn are human beings from fertilization. Human embryo ==> human fetus ==> human baby ==> human toddler ==> etc. It is the same human being at different stages of development. At least that’s what all those pesky embryology textbooks say and what leading pro-abortionists concede. (Time saver for those objecting to the link being at a pro-life page: Do not commit the genetic fallacy and dismiss the information because of its source. First, using that logic you’d dismiss everything Planned Parenthood says for the same reason, and we know you don’t do that. Second, the site cites (heh) non-pro-life sources.)
One of their justifications is that some of the children might be disabled. Such compassion! They remind me of Dr. Nick Riviera of The Simpsons: “Just to be on the safe side, we better pull the plug.” Note to self: Don’t let them be in charge of the Special Olympics. After all, once they’ve determined that being disabled is a capital crime for a human being, they’ll eventually do it outside the womb. Starting point: Their love for euthanasia.
They’ll also exploit rape victims with the fallacious “rape/incest” exception****, as if killing the child of the rapist was a good solution and even though abortionists like Planned Parenthood are serial hiders of rapists and sex traffickers.
They’ll pretend to care about the fake overpopulation risk, ignoring that most hunger issues are due to corrupt leaders and/or localized weather issues that will not be helped by you killing your children. But even if we had overpopulation issues, we aren’t talking about birth control. The pro-aborts are pretending to save some hypothetical lives — because apparently the shelves are empty at their local Safeway — by killing existing human beings. Again, not to get all science-y, but just because the children are still in the womb doesn’t mean they don’t exist.
And as always, the atheists are downright incoherent by criticizing pro-lifers (or anyone else, for that matter). If their nothingness-to-molecules-to-man view was really true, they would “know” that everything we think and do is caused by Darwinian evolution — even our religious and pro-life beliefs! So why would they be so irrational as to criticize what their pet theory created? (Heh.)
The “Christian” Left butchers Matthew 25:40 the way abortionists butcher children.
Matthew 25:40 And the King will answer them, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.’
Yet they read that and still support abortion at any time for any reason up until the child’s first breath. If an unborn child isn’t the “least of these,” who is?
Ironically, religious people reproduce much faster than atheists, so they’ll continue to be a minority. I guess that never occurred to these “free thinkers.”
*Whether he used the phrase or not, it obviously applies to his theory. So either quit supporting his theory or own the concept. Just because you are embarrassed by Social Darwinism doesn’t mean it isn’t a predictable conclusion from your worldview.
**Yes, they are pro-abortion, and yes, they are extremists. They want more abortions, not less, as noted in the Democrats’ platform: “The Democratic Party strongly and unequivocally supports Roe v. Wade and a woman’s right to make decisions regarding her pregnancy, including a safe and legal abortion, regardless of ability to pay. We oppose any and all efforts to weaken or undermine that right.” Translation: If you want taxpayer-funded abortions, it is because you think the country isn’t killing enough children in the womb and we have to force pro-lifers to pay for more. And only 9% of people in the U.S. agree with their unrestricted stance on abortions while 84% want significant restrictions. And the Leftists want to deny conscience rights to medical workers. That’s extremism.
***The “Christian” Left is far more extreme in their pro-abortion agenda than the average pro-choice person, and the atheists support this agenda as well. They insist that life begins at the first breath and insist that Jesus is fine with killing unwanted children until that point. I realize how ridiculous their views sound and how many people must think I’m making a straw-man argument. But that is just because their own words are so clear and extreme: “According to the bible, a fetus is not a living person with a soul until after drawing its first breath.” More here about how to respond, with full, in-context quotes from them.
****My standard response to those playing the rape card:
I’m glad you brought up the topic of rape and incest. Those are terrible crimes that we should seek to prevent, and we should ensure that the victims aren’t further victimized and that there is justice for the rapists. If you propose the death penalty for the rapist I’d consider that, but why is it the first option for the innocent child? It is a scientific fact that the unborn are human beings from fertilization.
Abortionists like Planned Parenthood help hide the crimes. They have been caught countless times hiding statutory rape, incest (which is another form of rape) and sex trafficking. If you really care about rape, then protest Planned Parenthood and how they systematically hide statutory rape and sex trafficking. http://www.childpredators.com/tape/
Rapes results in less than 1% of abortions. Those abortions are still wrong, but for the record, would you oppose outlawing all abortions, except those in the cases of rape, incest and to save the life of the mother? If not, then why not admit that you are really just pro-abortion and you use the rape card to advance your cause? Do not exploit rape victims to justify abortion. https://1eternitymatters.wordpress.com/2011/04/08/planned-parenthood-overview/
Unless you can look at an ultrasound and tell if a child was the product of rape or incest, then you shouldn’t let them be killed.
Abortion doesn’t undo the trauma of rape, it compounds it. It is another way of a stronger person abusing a weaker person.