I realize the blog world is huge and so, at the risk of diminishing your constant support of my own blog, I have decided to step out a little bit and begin to highlight some other blogs that I happen to come across here at wordpress. I don’t know if I’ll get to it every day, but as often as I think about it I will. I want to expand my blogroll and hopefully make some new friends, join in some new conversations, and perhaps even increase my daily hit count (yes, there’s never anything done for purely unselfish reasons.
Today’s blog is called Eternity Matters. This is a well done blog written by a Christian whose name I have discovered to be Neil. The blog is family friend, and contains links to many well known Christian organizations and people like Ravi Zacharias, Lee Strobel, and more. There is an extensive blogroll and the host is decidedly pro-life. There are also many links to bible study websites and the host also includes a link to his personal website where one can find family photos and links to more Bible Study material.
So, these questions arise: Where do unborn humans and apes and born humans and apes allegedly without consciousness fit in the chain? Can you have ape abortions? Can you have ape infanticide? Is a 2 yr. old ape worthy of more protection than a 1 yr. old human?
His thoughts echoed thoughts that I had, although I think I was a bit more sarcastic:
You know, there is a great irony in all this. Here’s what I think. I don’t recall reading anywhere, in the vast annals of scientific literature, that the Great Ape ’societies’ and ‘cultures’ have developed medical facilities where female apes can go to get clean, sometimes free, discreet, safe abortions on demand, up to and including partial-birth abortions as late as 5 months into the pregnancy. I have read nowhere in any of these books about the Great Apes debating before a supreme court over whether or not it should be legal to kill another ape just because it is unborn. I haven’t read anywhere, in any scientific journal, that the great apes had developed a systematic, legal, mechanized manner by which they might efficiently and effectively destroy the lives of other apes just because they were unborn. And yet the same humans who have developed and done such things are now going to extend the courtesy of the ‘right to life’ to apes?!? Forgive me if I don’t put too much stock in the survival of the great apes.
Neil has many posts that are of interest. I Don’t Know But I’ll Find Out deals with giving answers to questions about faith; The Audacity of Being an Abortion Survivortells of Gianna Jessen who survived and abortion attempt, and also explains Barrack Obama’s position on abortion (this is a remarkable blog post); finally, What Jesus Didn’t Say? refutes claims that Jesus had nothing to say about abortion or homosexual ‘marriage.’ He summarizes this last post, writing:
So to summarize: Arguing from silence is a logical fallacy, Jesus inspired all scripture, He supported the Old Testament law to the last letter, the “red letters” weren’t silent on these topics in the sense that they reiterated what marriage and murder were, He emphasized many other important issues that these liberal theologians completely ignore (Hell, his divinity, his exclusivity, etc.), He was equally “silent” on issues that these folks treat as having the utmost importance (capital punishment, war, welfare, universal health care, etc.), and abortion and homosexual behavior simply weren’t hot topics for 1st century Jews.
I encourage you to visit Neil’s blog. You will be thoughtfully challenged on a variety of subjects and I found myself agreeing with much of what he wrote (not something I do frequently with any writer). Take a look at Eternity Matters, you will find a lot of challenging and thought provoking posts and comments.