Monday, June 01, 2009

Anti-Abortionist Kills Dr. Tiller

No wonder we had a religious fanatic kill a medical doctor as he was handing out leaflets at his church yesterday.Sunday.

Christians are as conflicted about killing their fellow man as much as anyone else. They can rationalize the taking of human life just like the pros.

You would think not. Not when you have a Commandment written in stone by the hand of God that “You shall not kill.” He didn’t even qualify it.

Like “You shall not kill people.” I think He must have thought it would be a little pedantic to qualify just what organism He was referring to.

People just knew.

But that wasn’t the end of it. In the ensuing chapters of the Old Testament we find that God “smote Israel” because King David ordered a census (1 Chronicles 21:7). Smote is past tense for smite which is Bible-talk for kill.

Or like when God delivered the people of Bashan into the hands of the Israelites and they smote them “until none was left to him remaining.” (Deuteronomy 3:3)

Or like when God coached the Israelites into how they could subdue the city of Jericho and they followed His advice “and they utterly destroyed all that was in he city, both man and woman, young and old, and ox, and sheep, and ass, with the edge of the sword.” (Joshua 6: 21).

Or, and this is the most telling instance, where God ordered the slaying of the worshippers of Baal as they attended services in their place of worship (II Kings 10: 18-25).

So you see? Despite the fact that Jesus Christ, the Lord and Savior of the World requested in his ethic of reciprocity: “whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them,” we have all sorts of biblical precedence to go through when you decide whether or not to waste an abortionist.

Because ultimately if you are looking for rationalization for offing one of your fellow human beings, I can think of no better way to do that than to consult the Christian Bible.

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