Hi schtoole and welcome,
The truth is that no one can tell God's plan for another. He loves all of us equally - please hear that; all of us equally! You as much as me as much as anyone on this board. It really doesn't matter if we were corn bread farm boys or burger king bread spoiled brats our value is equal in the eyes of God. Honestly we're all probably pretty shabby looking to Him; sinful, willful, headstrong, wretched little creatures, who can't seem to remember what's important in the great scheme of things. Spending our time lurking around this earth hurting each other and masturbating in corners. Thinking that status and things are what will make us happy. What social degenerates we all must seem to Him. He wants us anyway - heaven knows why. He just rocks it like that!
In my mind your argument is sorta kin to saying that there are five men on a four man life raft, so it's justified that the four strongest push the one weakest to his death instead of sending for help and then taking turns swimming and helping each other while trusting that help will arrive, because, let's face it, if it doesn't, their all done anyway!
Originally Posted by Jeremiah 1:5
I remember seeing this years ago and never forgot it:
A women has tuberculosis, and the father has syphilis.
Together they had four children.
- Their first child was born blind...
- The second child was stillborn...
- The third child was deaf & dumb...
- and their fourth was born with tuberculosis.
They're now pregnant with their fifth child.
Would you think it acceptable should they choose to abort this child?
The fifth child was Ludwig van Beethoven.
I know it's anecdotal, but it's warning rings true. How could any of us presume the position of evaluating the worth of a life at the point that has not developed beyond as you say "the growth of a few cells"? That to me is horrifying, because what if the result of the burger king bread, socially degenerate, irresponsibly made child of God, is the child who He has chosen to bestow the gifts, talents and virtue to solve the world's overpopulation problem without killing God's children? I mean I know that there are those who believe that abortion is ok, but does anyone really think it's preferable? Why not lets fix the real problems instead of chasing around arguing about their side effects.
It's nice to meet you schtoole, I'm glad your here. God Bless.