Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Mystical Hocus Pocus

Mark Shea:

Being pro-life...
is a "matter of biology".

One of the weird paradoxes of the abortion debate is that it is the supposedly mystical Christian who is the hard-boiled empiricist while the pro-abort indulges in all sort of mystical hoodoo to justify the murder of babies.

The Christians says, "Look! 46 human chromosomes. It's human. The zygote is alive. Ergo, a human life." Meanwhile, the pro-abort is indulging in all sorts of hand-waving about the need to decide when a "soul" or "personhood" or something else turns this living organism into something worthy of not being killed in cold blood. Curiously, his own philosophy often has no room for admitting the existence of such things, while simultaneously trying to figure out where such a thing enters into his moral reasoning about when one can legitimately slay innocent human life.


1 comment:

IlĂ­on said...

It's ironic, isn't it?

But, of course, it's not just ironic (or even just crazy); rather, it's one more expression of their intellectual dishonesty.