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When does human life begin? Part Four

In this contentious debate over abortion, it’s easy to find yourself miscast. Pro-life advocates are seen as anti-woman. We want to ‘force women to suffer.’ Nothing could be further from the truth. Pro-life is pro-life. All human life is valuable; female, male, big, small,…

When does human life begin? Part Three

Time for another justification for abortion: It’s called the gradualist argument. There are actually lots of gradualist arguments. Essentially, they assert the following: At some point during pregnancy, the fetus acquires (something) and should be considered worthy of protection as a human being. Before…

When does human life begin? Part Two

I finished my last post with this question: Is the fetus a human being? A better question is this one: When does human life begin? There isn’t even debate on this one. Not really. Try this article for size. Click here. Human life begins…

SHORT AND SWEET – 5

You can’t buy God. That’s religion, isn’t it? Paying for God’s approval. Good behavior that earns God’s favour and love. Or let’s face it, a much baser assumption, you’ll get what you want. The prosperity gospel. Ugh. But you can’t download God either. This…

Power 2

A couple of weeks ago, I asked the question, “what makes the world go round?” Sex? Money? Religion? You may remember that I argued that in the end, it’s all about Power. And yet, near the end, I claimed that Power and Love are…

Living in hell

One of the immutable facts of the universe is that you can never experience someone else’s pain. You can hear about it; you can empathize; you can evaluate it perhaps, but you can’t actually feel it. The reason for this is that pain isn’t…

Welcome to Mirth and Melancholy

Welcome to Mirth and Melancholy, a blog to make you smile and one to make you think. Or violently disagree. If after reading here, you do neither, then this blog is not for you. Did you know that there are approximately 180 million blogs?…

Beautiful Life with Cancer

Discovering the Gift

Isaiah 43:1

...the One who formed you says, "Do not be afraid, for I have ransomed you. I have called you by name; you are Mine."

Mirth and Melancholy

Comment, comedy and capers for the faithful, faithless and fallible

Sam's Town

Comment, comedy and capers for the faithful, faithless and fallible

Tanya Marlow - Thorns and Gold

The Bible, suffering, and the messy edges of life

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