You say a zygote is a full blown person with a 'soul'. A person isnt necessarily a Nazi genocidal killer, or a homicidal manic, or a mass murderer if they don't accept that..
This ranks as probably one of the most stupid statements on this thread. So, per your belief, Nazis are not necessarily genocidal killers because they did not believe Jews to be fully human. The KKK should continue decorating trees with black people because they do not belive black people to be fully human. The idea of what constitues a human has been behing nearly every mass killing. Abortion is no different.
Punch, you must have been tired when you read this post. You forgot to repost the quote with bold: "A person isnt necessarily a Nazi genocidal killer, or a homicidal manic, or a mass murderer if they don't accept that.."To be honest with you, I cannot believe that ROCOR tolerates this. He would be out on his sorry hide if he were in our jurisdiction. As for Orthoabnorm, I wish I could say that I don't know why the OCA has not hit the button on the ejection seat, but I do.
Awesome. We know how you would handle someone who posts on the internet in a way you dislike.
Let's get to the only question I've seriously posed:
Why don't you behave as though an act which you claim to believe is murder, abortion, which is clearly within your ability to stop, well at least one or two, in the same manner as you would any murder which you could stop.
If someone had a gun to a child's head and they had some weird scam cooked up to where they could literally get away with the murder and if you stopped them, you would see at least see some jail time, would you stop them?
If one's response would be different then there is a disconnect somewhere.
The interesting question is why don't people who claim to believe abortion is murder hardly ever act as though it is.
The parallels to overseas famine and the like are not quite the same but in a world dominated by globalization become more and more similar for those of us in the "first" world.
So unlike some, I don't claim some insane moral high ground over others and anathematize them over the internet and the like while acting nearly in the same manner as those I am passing judgement upon.
No, I am honest and say I don't interfere with abortion in virtue of the fact that way in which we understand murder relies on how we understand personhood and some people are just to a lesser degree persons to me than others.
Some humans are not persons at all in my world. (The internet tells me 105 humans die a minute. Yet I barely am affected by this, let someone I know closely die, that's another story. Or someone who I don't know who is close to someone I know. Different story. Let a person die who is not a "real" human die. And it may be another story.)
Perhaps a saint can relate to every person, human or otherwise, in a like manner. I don't. No one I know does.
If abortion is murder, then we are all accomplices at the least, murders truly in fact to the degree we allow any to die so that we might ourselves live or so we might provide for "our" families.