A question for the Pro-life and anti-abortion people

Australia
August 22, 2007 5:10am CST
If life is so sacred and precious than even an embryo has the right to life... according to your religion and believes... Why do you give God the permission to take the life of the youngest of children... either through sickness or accidents. Would a God who regards life as sacred and precious would do such a thing?
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@tigerdragon (4297)
• Philippines
23 Aug 07
life and living means letting our mysterious life itself evolve and unfolds before our life. If i may ask you, would you know when your life would be terminated? The same with all living beings here on earth, from an embryo to an adult.Whether we believe in any God or gods or even if we do not believe in any of this, life evolves as we were formed in the womb.So, we can never blame any God or any forv=ce for that matter, not even other people and most especially ourselves.
• Australia
23 Aug 07
I am not too sure what you are talking about here... There is nothing mysterious about life. We are born... our body wears out and we die. I do know that I will die between the age of 70 and 90... and there is nothing I can do about it. Every specie on the planet has an in-built mechanism which tell it that it is primordial for it to reproduce in order to keep the specie alive. In the animal world... where there is no birth control... this often means disaster in a period of drought. In Australia... animals like rabbits and kangaroos die from starvation by the thousand. We see people dying the same way in Africa for the same reasons. In our civilise Western World... we have the means to control birth and keep our population under control to prevent hardship. Rather than knocking that... we should work towards having the rest of the world doing the same. 6.5 billion people on this planet... and growing... is not very smart at all. If we are going to call ourselve "smart and civilise", we do need to blame ourselve for destroying the planet and putting an end to humanity as a direct result of it. There was no birth control 200 years ago. But people were dying at 40. Birth control became a necessity when people started to live twice as long. In order to maintain a natural balance... if we are going to live twice as long... we need to reduce the birthrate by half. It is simple arithmetic. Those people who still think that you can have an unlimited number of people on Earth are anything but smart.
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• United States
24 Aug 07
You make very important points here. I ask you this, we know that the government knows about population inceases....we know that they are aware of over population...so what do you think the government has planned to do about this?
• Australia
24 Aug 07
We don't have a problem with over population in the Western World... as people are using birth control for their own personal economic reasons. That is the smart thing to do. You should not have children if you don't have the means to bring them up. The government in China has introduced a policy of one child per couple... but 30 years too late. I was reading an article in the newspaper last night. China will have 1.5 billion people by 2030 and won't have enough land to produce food for them all. Since 1996... they lost 7 per cent of their agricultural land to build housing in order to put a roof over the head of their people. India has introduced a policy of two children per couple. But with their population... they are facing the same problems than China. Now we need Africa to do the same. It is a lot more difficult there because it is not controlled by one government... but over a dozen different governments. Those large populations have not been a problem until now because they had no industries and were creating very little pollution. But as they move towards industrialisation like China and India... the pollution of the world will double in a matter of years. If we think the climate change is bad today... wait another 20 years...
@eaforeman6 (8983)
• United States
24 Aug 07
we dont give God permission . He does not need our permission. We also do not always know what his reasons are for taking someone or leaving someone. We do not have all of his wisdom to know it all.
• Australia
24 Aug 07
When we don't object or protest against his reasons for taking the life of a child... it is as good as giving him permission. We don't question God because we are terrify of him and what he might do if we go against him. We don't have such problems in blaming our government each time a child is killed outside a school. We force the government to build a pedestrian crossing... install traffic lights and reduce the speed limit to a crawl in the school zone. God is a contradiction in term. If we are going to adore him for all the good things... don't we have a right to also blame him for the bad things?
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@violeta_va (4834)
• Australia
8 Sep 07
Ever since my son started having issues with his health and then we were told that he might have autism I start to think whats the point, why would god do such a thing. What has my sone done to deserve that. If its me or my husband surrly my son should not suffer. why would he allow that if all kids are precious.