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Chains of Spanish Silver: The Church in the Modern Culture

  Chains of Spanish Silver: The Church in the Modern Culture "Do not let this Book of the Law depart from your mouth; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful." - Joshua 1:8  The old craftsman ran the links slowly through his stubby, dirty fingers. He felt the smooth texture, the solid weight of each loop of precious silver mined from the hills of Peru. He gazed at the noble metal's sheen through squinted eyes, drinking in the chain's beauty. The silver chain was a precious piece from the collection of the silversmith Aragon. The old craftsman ran it time after time through his hands, remembering when he, as a much younger man, had been an artisan of the silver from the Cordillera districts. He had formed the malleable metal into ornaments for tableware and jewelry. But never had he seen or touched anything as lovely or perfect as this chain. But something wasn't righ

Pro-Life with No Bible Verse?

Let’s clear up a fundamental confusion going on about the pro-life case against abortion. Christianity does inform us that image bearers of God come into exists inside the womb but so does science. However, the pro-life argument stands without an appeal to the Bible.

 It appeals to science and philosophy.  Let’s see how. I am pro-life because the science of embryology teaches that from the earliest stages of development the unborn are distinct living whole human beings. You didn't come from an embryo; you once were an embryo. There's no ethical difference between the embryo you once were and the adult you are today that would justify killing you back then.  

There are only four differences between the embryo you once were and the adult you are today.

1. size

2. level of development

3. environment

4. degree of dependency

It is true that unborn humans are smaller than born humans but since when does physical size give you value. Quoting from Dr. Suess “Horton Hears a Who” – “a person is a person no matter how small.” In other words, human value transcends physical appearance.

It is true that unborn humans are less developed than you. So what? There are plenty of born humans that are less developed than you are we more valuable? Of course not.

What about environment? Where you are has no bearing on your intrinsic worth.  How does a journey of eight inches down the birth canal change your essential value? It doesn't.

It is true that unborn humans are completely dependent on another for their survival. However, so are newborns and the severely handicapped and the comatose and so on. Are they still valuable? Yes

All four of these criteria attempt to disqualify humans as valuable members of the human community so they can be killed but since it's wrong to intentionally kill an innocent human being and abortion kills an innocent human being abortion is therefore wrong

That's why I’m pro-life. And look no bible verse or religion just science and careful thinking. 


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