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Choices

April 26, 2010

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To the editor:

Thursday’s Journal-World noted that President Obama just wanted to make sure that a woman’s choice is preserved concerning abortion and his Supreme Court nominee. Isn’t that what God did when he created man and gave us free will? He said you can have everything but you can’t eat from the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil. That’s what man has been doing since then, choosing between good and evil.

Unfortunately (and God knew this), we don’t do a very good job of making the right choices. But the God of love had a plan: He would send us someone to help (to know how to discern between good and evil, and to have the power to make the right choice) us out of our self-made predicaments. He sent us Jesus who gives us the Holy Spirit.

But even then, true to his character, God said that we would have to make a choice to accept Jesus if we are to receive the Holy Spirit. Just like in the beginning, we must choose to say, “Not my will, but your will be done.” Then, the shame of 40 million plus aborted babies would stop.

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geekin_topekan 4 years, 4 months ago

Jesus who?

Anyway, back in reality... Why does the empowerment of women ring so negatively with men? Why do men assume that women become pregnant without a male counter part? It takes two to make a baby and from what I can tell, the aborted fetus, in many cases, would become a part of the welfare roles, the foster care population which many on this board view as second class citizens, or without a father figure. Of course we could all speculate that the fetus would grow to be the next great president, invent a cure for cancer, find a renewable resource of energy, or find a cure for world hunger. The repubs would rather rely on the unfounded teachings of an unseen deity or pure speculation when it comes to abortion. Although one must realize that it is not the ideal solution to an unwanted pregnancy it is one that we have at the moment and as long as repubs insist upon relying upon an unseen deity and speculation instead of reality based sex ed and access to contraception, the debate will continue. Repubs would rather demonize a woman's free will than accept the male factor in this horrendous procedure because it is easy and maintains male dominance. As usual, repubs are looking at the wrong end. How many of these aborted fetuses would live to become homeless and move to Lawrence? Does Lawrence have the resources to shelter 17 million homeless or is it just so much easier to pitch a bych about stuff where you have no business commenting? Jesus is not the answer. Hell, has anyone actually asked the man and heard from his voice? No? Are we basing such speculative arguments on stories written in some foreign language, not English? Yes. I do not think that abortion to be the answer. I find it rather barbaric really but I also respect the decision that the woman must make. Why dont repubs celebrate the un-aborted fetuses that reside at the shelter. Those are living people that they can shower with their self righteous acts of love and respect. Let them put their money where their mouth is.

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BrianR 4 years, 4 months ago

This should get lots of hits, there's no other reason this drivel is here.

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independant1 4 years, 4 months ago

I find abortion (as a codified birth control method and woman's rights issue) barbaric.

It is an invasive medical procedure with serious psychological and medical risks.

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BigPrune 4 years, 4 months ago

That's not very open minded of you beobachter.

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mom_of_three 4 years, 4 months ago

I don't know why I bother to read anything with his name on it. If I want a heavy handed, opinionated sermon, I would go to church.

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headdoctor 4 years, 4 months ago

Choices? Hmm, let me see if I have this right. This would be the subject of free will that you and your ilk preach about yet you try to do everything possible to eliminate the free will of those you preach to.

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Kirk Larson 4 years, 4 months ago

Freedom of Choice:It's the American Way. If you really want to break down the separation of church and state, move to Iran and see how you like it.

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jonas_opines 4 years, 4 months ago

"Unfortunately (and God knew this), we don’t do a very good job of making the right choices."

I wonder, in light of this, what his views are on divorce.

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Larry Miller 4 years, 4 months ago

geekin_topekan: did you ever wonder why so many people are adopting overseas? I suspect most of those aborted babies would have been adopted into good homes by people who wanted and loved them. We'll never know.

"Jesus is not the answer. H***, has anyone actually asked the man and heard from his voice? No?" Actually He has he has been asked and did answer. And you can even read about it.

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storm 4 years, 4 months ago

That god of love may have had a plan but it was sick...sending his son to be tortured and killed for people he never met, just because they pissed his dad off. What he did was ten times worse than any woman choosing to terminate a pregnancy.

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smarty_pants 4 years, 4 months ago

"The God of the Old Testament is arguably the most unpleasant character in all fiction: jealous and proud of it; a petty, unjust, unforgiving control-freak; a vindictive, bloodthirsty ethnic cleanser; a misogynistic, homophobic, racist, infanticidal, genocidal, filicidal, pestilential, megalomaniacal, sadomasochistic, capriciously malevolent bully.” Richard Dawkins

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smarty_pants 4 years, 4 months ago

"The God of the Old Testament is arguably the most unpleasant character in all fiction: jealous and proud of it; a petty, unjust, unforgiving control-freak; a vindictive, bloodthirsty ethnic cleanser; a misogynistic, homophobic, racist, infanticidal, genocidal, filicidal, pestilential, megalomaniacal, sadomasochistic, capriciously malevolent bully.” Richard Dawkins

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headdoctor 4 years, 4 months ago

LarryM (Larry Miller) says… geekin_topekan: did you ever wonder why so many people are adopting overseas?


I don't wonder. Less hoops to jump through adopting overseas than here.

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independant1 4 years, 4 months ago

There is no argument in the world carries the hatred that a religious belief one does. The more learned a man is the less consideration he has for another man’s belief. (Will Rogers)

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