A Broader, More-Inclusive View
the Anti-Abortion War:
course this conflict is about abortion,
but it's also about much more than
On the higher, grander scheme of things, this conflict offers
an opportunity for us, as a global society, to re-examine the unprovable
assumptions (the illusions) that we believe and act upon as if they were
provable truths. Thus, the anti-abortion war is actually a forum for the
evolution of human consciousness.
no-choice voice is forcing us to examine our own ignorance, our arrogance, and naiveté
-- forcing us to look at ourselves and see that much of what we believe about
reality has absolutely nothing to do with reality.
Old and Obviously False Assumptions:
was a time when millions of people believed the Earth was flat.
People believed it flat simply because it looked flat, because others said
it was flat, and because they had no information to counter that
belief. There was a time when people believed the Earth was
flat like a three-layered cake with heaven a place above the clouds and that hell a
burning inferno beneath their feet.
was also a time when many humans believed that some people were witches and
therefore should be put to death. One of the tests used to determine
whether or not someone was a witch was to hold that person under water for
several minutes. If the person didn't drown, he (or she) was a witch, and
if he did drown, he was innocent. In the frantic search for witches,
thousands were drowned. And how many witches were discovered by that method.
None! Nada! Zero! Zippo!
point this out not to discuss witches, but to offer an example of an obviously
false superstition that was held as reality, believed by millions -- a false
belief that brought a torturous death to over two-hundred-thousands people and fear
and misery to millions more.
Do you Believe?
it possible that some of our present beliefs are also false
assumptions? Do we know everything there
is to know or is it possible that we are still missing some pieces of the truth?
If we actually are wrong about something, how can we know that we are wrong
while we are being wrong?
we believe something, does that make it
real? If a million people believe the Earth is flat, does that
make it flat? If a billion people believe a fairytale, does that make it
our parents taught something to us before we reached the age of reason, does
that make it real?
the difference between reality and a belief about reality? In a society
where several groups claim exclusive access to the truth, how do we determine
which story actually is the truth? Somebody must be living in an
illusion. How do we know it's not us? What are the costs to present human society for living
in illusions? What are the costs in terms of grief, misery, and
fear? What are the costs in terms of loss of freedom, loss of heath, loss
of joy, etc.?
Tales, Truths, and Assumptions:
today's standards for determining what is true and what isn't, which of the
following statements are provable reality and which are not?
Clause: Santa Clause is a real person who lives at the North
Pole. Is this a provable truth or simply another story?
Tooth Fairy: When a child looses a baby tooth, he (or she) can
put that tooth under his pillow at night, and while the he is asleep, the
tooth fairy will come in, take the tooth and leave money under the
pillow. Is this a provable truth or simply another story?
Easter Bunny: The Easter Bunny hides all those colored eggs
that children have so much fun searching for on Easter Sunday. Is this
Truth or simply another story?
who, in the Christian Bible, preaches love, forgiveness, and mercy, is actually
a lying, unforgiving hypocrite. Why?
Because He holds the record for keeping the longest, cruelest and most
distorted grudge in all of creation.
Even today, He's still creating every human being inherently evil simply
because one of our long-dead ancestors ate an apple from a forbidden tree.
And, as if that weren't cruel enough, He then abandons to some unknown
cosmic trash bin the billions of human beings who don't get wet and prayed over
by a Christian holy man. Is
this a provable truth or simply another story?
and Magic: Every
time a human egg and sperm unite, God steps in and, by an act of instantaneous,
supernatural, transcendental magic, transforms that egg into an eternal,
everlasting life-spirit called a human being. That brand new being did not exist before the egg and sperm
united, but will continue to exist forever more. God then throws fifty
to seventy percent of his newly created humans into the
cosmic trash bin. because he doesn't give these
pregnant eggs a chance to grow into a complete body. (washed out with menstrual
flow or through miscarriages) Is
this a provable truth or simply another story?
Human Being Is His or Her Physical Body:
fertilized human egg is a brand new, complete, separate, independent human being
-- this new human being is that egg -- the egg and the human
being are one and
the same. Is this a provable truth or
simply another story?
egg, so small as to be almost invisible, also has full human rights, the same as
any living breathing human being -- rights that supercede the rights of the
woman in whom the egg resides. Is this a provable truth or
simply another story?
Bin laden is right:
who does not support Islamic fundamentalism should be murdered.
Christians, Jews, and Americans should be murdered at every opportunity.
infidels is in the Koran, but is this a provable truth or simply another story?
We are not singling out Islam. The sacred texts of all the major religions
endorse violence against non-believers. History buffs,
will recall the Christians gave us Crusades and the Spanish
Inquisition. And what about the present-day anti-abortion leaders?
Action Is Justified If It Stops Abortion:
of omission (deceiving others by omitting the truth)
half-truths as if they were the whole truth,
half-lies as if they were the whole truth,
or distorting Biblical passages
of opposing views
Political and sexual repression,
Heterosexual and homosexual hypocrisy,
Religious and racial bigotry,
Oppression of women,
for the rights and beliefs of others
and Criminal Behavior:.
against persons, reputations, and property,
this a provable truth or simply another
the way, here are some things that, according to the
anti-choice leaders, aren't OK: sex
education, birth control, and family planning.
of Religion is for Fundamentalist Christians only:
can believe anything you want to, but regarding the nature of what constitutes a
human being, you must practice the anti-abortionists' version of
Christianity. Is this a provable truth or simply another
are referred to the page titled: Do
You Believe in God?.
in Sheep's Clothing:
anti-abortion leaders may look like wonderful people and some of them are,
but we also know that no devil
worthy of the title would ever come out as an evil one. He would
present himself to the world as a purveyor of what seemed like a worthy and noble
cause. As Jesus said, "Be wary of wolves in sheep's
anti-abortion leaders have distorted Christianity so badly that many true
Christians are even ashamed to admit to being Christian and millions more have
left the faith altogether. The anti-abortionist leaders have
abandoned the masterful teachings of Jesus (such as love, forgiveness,
tolerance, honesty, pray in private, turn the other cheek, etc.) and are now
teaching and promoting practices more common to Adolph Hitler and Saddam Hussein.
(See the list above)
arrogant self-righteousness, the wolves have apparently abandoned their sheep's
Cloak of Illusion Is Beginning to Unravel:
anti-abortion peddlers have every right to base their own lives upon any beliefs
they so choose, but they have absolutely no right to engage in abhorrent
criminal behavior and force their personal
beliefs upon the rest of us. By attempting to pass secular laws that
force non-believers to practice their religion, they, in essence, have invited their
cherished beliefs, their behavior, and the consequences of their actions, to be
subjected to the light of open questioning. Tough questions are beginning to
be asked and the cloak of illusion is beginning to unravel.
Examination of their Assumptions: The
entire anti-abortion war is based on several completely unprovable
assumptions. such as “At every human conception, God creates a brand
“Independent human life begins at conception,” and
“A human being is his/her physical body.”
These assumptions are
in direct conflict with the Christian Bible .
and in direct conflict with
religious beliefs of literally billions of other people..
Examination of their Behavior:
the behavior engaged in and/or promoted by the anti-choice leaders exposes lies
of omission, distortions of the truth, inflammatory rhetoric, censorship of
opposing opinions, threats,
harassment, intimidation, violence, vandalism, arson, and murder. They may claim to
be Christian, but
they sound like.
Adolph Hitler, act like
Joseph Stalin and smell like Attila the Hun.
Examination of the Resultant Consequences:
the hidden and usually ignored consequences of the "pro-life"
leaders’ actions shows them to be producing mostly death
Thousands of already-born children die.
for every embryo the no-choice leaders save.
abortion conflict is actually a wakeup call. We, as a society, must
decide whether we are going to live our lives in truth and in religious freedom
or be dominated by those who would deny religious freedom to all but
laws restricting or interfering with a woman's reproductive rights violate the
basic principles upon which this country was founded. Anti-abortion laws
violate the United States Constitution which guarantees religious freedom and
the separation of church and state.
close and thorough examination of the ant-abortion war leaves anyone with an
open mind with only two conclusions: Individual reproductive choice must
be honored, and this highly devastating and extremely costly war must end.
The only way to actually honor life is to support
sexual freedom, and
no-choice voice opposes all of these freedoms.
pro-choice voice supports all of