Abortion and Christianity

(A Secular Conservative Surveys)  

Did you know that abortion is the #1 killer in America? Before we get into this, you must realize the following:  

It was an Anglican clergyman, a graduate of Jesus College, Thomas Malthus whose body of work that led to the eugenics movement, which in time led to legalized abortion. Abortion is about de-population. First the concept of man being an animal (rather than a human being) needs to be readily accepted and then a different type of minister (clergyman) to help the participants to accept and then mentally navigate the repercussions of the deed. To have reached this point, it took a relentless assault upon spirituality and a whole lot of filthy lucre to bring this about.  

Well over 90% of abortions are elective abortions, they are not due to the health of baby or mother, nor rape or incest. The decision is a response to make “a problem” to go away by killing. At the time of writing, we are at over 61 million abortions in the US since Roe v. Wade (see abortion clock). For perspective, sixty-one million is over 18% of the US population (about equal to the population of California & Florida). Not only is abortion a moral catastrophe, it also has economic repercussions (the Social Security Trust Fund now has far less contributors than the original plan budgeted).  

Elective abortion is a meme that decent & spiritual people reject. For the abortion meme to come to fruition it must always transcend the spiritual realm. If you think that there is a political solution for abortion, you are naïve.  

Abortion is one of life’s most malevolent acts. Malevolence towards life manifests an individual’s disbelief in God. According to Pew, over 73% of Americans claim one of the Abrahamic faiths. According to Guttmacher, 62% of women having an abortion in the US say they belonged to a faith group, while 38% state they had no religious affiliation.  

Frankly, I cannot comprehend how a person that claims that they believe God exists could give consent to have an abortion (I’d understand in cases when the life of the mother is at risk & possibly other reasons). Legitimate belief in God implies that the individual has the “fear of God” within that produces boundaries in one’s behavior. Absence of the “fear of God” gives reason for skepticism of their profession of faith claim.  

Abortion is the easiest and at the same time one of the most difficult questions of mankind to answer. Easiest I say because abortion isn’t a difficult moral question to discern; only obtuse souls fail to grasp the depravity of quenching human life. Difficult I say due to the questions of if the government should allow, restrict or outright forbid an abortion as policy? Ideally, one would think that a philosopher or minister would have the most qualified opinion on abortion – but often both entities have an “anchor” problem with authority (I am referring to God). Just as a boat without an anchor will drift with changing tides, so will a discussion on abortion without mooring.  

How much more bizarre can it be that in a country where 73% follow an Abrahamic faith -- at the same time the country allows for abortion? Stranger yet is the absence of neighborly dialogue on abortion. Townhall posted a 2018 article, “This Is the Most Divisive Issue In America”, which references a 2018 Gallup poll  which lists abortion as the most divisive issue in America. While the abortion issue is highly politicized, the disconnect origin isn’t because of politics, it is due to the unexamined lives and beliefs of the 2.2 billion followers of Jesus (Christianity). You can only have this magnitude of a divide with morality based upon a religious anchor. There is a lack of integrity and discipline within Christianity that allows such.  

Christianity has a messaging problem and it has made a fiasco of the dialogue on abortion. The clergy speak with a forked tongue! Talk about mixed messages! Liberal churches are the leading cheerleaders for pre-meditated murder (abortion) in nearly every large American city while the fundamentalists fight this with all their might! Is the book fuzzy and teach two positions? Is there an inherent weakness in Christianity’s moral code? Or could it be something else?  

Christianity cannot get out of its own way to solve the major problems of society. Either they don’t see, or don’t want to see the actions they should be taking to make the world a better place. They certainly have the capacity! The unexamined life I’m referring to is behind 62% of abortions in America. It’s sad, while I hear their pleas and rhetoric, the reality is that these sounds are merely “politicians’ words” pandering to their base! The salt has lost its savour.  

Before there was Christianity – Stoicism was popular in the Roman Empire  

Prior to Christianity’s European emergence in the 4th century, Stoicism’s worldview was popular to prevalent within the Roman Empire. Stoicism taught the development of self-control and fortitude as a means of overcoming destructive emotions. They thought the path to happiness for humans is found in accepting the moment as it presents itself, by not allowing oneself to be controlled by the desire for pleasure or fear of pain. Their ethic was to use one's mind to understand the world and to do one’s part in nature's plan. They believed in working together and to treat others fairly and justly. The Stoics thought the best indication of an individual's philosophy was not what a person said, but how a person behaved.  Frankly, this ex-minister begrudges the Darwinian loss of the Stoic mindset to the Christian victor and feels that the Stoic worldview was better equipped to address the emotionally charged subject of abortion than any partisan group expressing themselves today in society.  

While the Supreme Court’s 1973 Roe vs Wade decided the abortion matter, this issue is far from settled within society. Is the best we can expect from abortion partisans is to hear their rage and watch them march carrying placards?  

My Stoic injection into the discussion of abortion is due to the mental machinations and “gymnastics” that man will go to in avoiding responsibility. You can play this game with Christianity…it isn’t as easy with the Stoics. Thus, the abortion issue manifests the weakness of the Judeo-Christian ethic system. A large segment of the Abrahamic faith subverts and disrespects its own tenants for expediency! That same large segment of Abrahamic faith adherents have an anchor problem with authority – they are untethered souls! By untethered I mean beliefs not attached to what God supposedly said in the Bible.  

What do I mean by anchor?  

Decent people usually have defined & developed what their “core moral beliefs” are, what their boundaries will be, and what behavior is acceptable & what isn’t. This work has been done prior to testing. Anchored souls are predictable. They aren’t expedient, one knows what anchored people will do in most situations. Anchored “souls” have boundaries, the anchor “tethers” them so as they won’t betray those boundaries. For religious people, their anchor is greatly entwined with the tenants of their faith. Peace? Those that follow this largely pre-defined path are designed to have less stressful lives due to the fact that management of most stressful encounters have been mapped out beforehand…all they have to do is follow through (wash-rinse-repeat).  

Joe Biden, the Christian Catholic politician & a leading 2020 US Presidential candidate, shows us his anchor problem in his 2006 abortion statement.             

Joe Biden, 2006 remarks during an interview with Texas Monthly

“I do not view abortion as a choice and a right. I think it's always a tragedy, and I think that it should be rare and safe, and I think we should be focusing on how to limit the number of abortions.  

No Christian should ever advocate for abortion. Biden, part of the 62% group betrays his anchor and speaks as if he were an advocate for the other group, the 38% group that has no religious affiliation. If the church were “salty” they would take care of their business and enact church discipline not only with Biden but all other likeminded politicians that pollute faith tenants all the while encouraging others along the path of degradation.  

I will later revisit Biden’s statement when I address the 38% without a religious anchor. Any reasoned attempts to reduce abortion must start with one’s worldview with knowledge of one’s anchor.  

One cannot escape God in the abortion question, though many try through schemes and manipulation to avoid the repercussions of God given imputation of consciousness in human beings’ psyche. Many seek to suppress or outright avoid any discussion on the concept of God. Atheist attempts fail for this same reason, which is that God gives Homo Sapiens measures of consciousness (it doesn’t matter what some women/men claim, despite their unwillingness to retain God in their knowledge). While religion can be debunked, God consciousness cannot and has not. Any man that violates God given consciousness causes themselves grief that the individual will have to “deal with” or else as the Stoics thought, have to find a way to avoid the pain for the transgression.  

The Unmistakable Biblical Position of Life and Imputation of the Soul  

As for ANY Christian or any other Abrahamic religious convert to have the audacity to champion abortion… it absolutely shows contempt for God!!! The position for ALL Abrahamic religions is given in Genesis 2:7…THIS IS YOUR POSITION and it CANNOT be any other way.  

Genesis 2:7   King James Version

And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.  

At some point, according to the Bible, God imparts a soul to human beings. Genesis 2:7 addresses the when. This IS the Biblical and Abrahamic faith position…deal with it! It is YOUR BOOK. I suppose rebellious contrarians can seek to argue away breathing oxygen in a semantic debate versus ambiotic fluid of the mother’s womb. The context of the verse indicates, if not solves, the timing element in question; in the fetus or at birth? Scripture places this in the formation stage (fetus) by using the word formed.  

Liberals won’t stop here, so neither will I. Lets go from breath to blood via scripture.  

Leviticus 17:11- King James Version

11 For the life of the flesh is in the blood: and I have given it to you upon the altar to make an atonement for your souls: for it is the blood that maketh an atonement for the soul.  

Using scripture to ascertain when life begins, we go to Leviticus and its reference to blood. We know from science that blood cells start to develop at five weeks. So, there you have it – at 5 weeks (at the intersection of science and scripture in the fetus) you have life! It stands to reason (for any Abrahamic faith believer) that if it is the blood that as scripture indicates makes an atonement for the soul, that taking blood (as per abortion) is a reasonable place to establish culpability for the taking of life. As I have said, it is not my book any longer. I left the faith when I realized I no longer believed it. Leaving is honorable, staying within and  perverting it is unconscionable. Be decisive and true, if one doesn’t believe—they ought to quickly leave! 

By the way, I still have an anchor as a Deist!  

So, there you have it, 2.2 billion people claiming Christianity that shouldn’t be considering abortion because they have no objective scriptural justification for one! Reminder, abortion is amongst one of life’s most malevolent acts. Malevolence towards life manifests an individual’s disbelief in God.  

Liberals Mess Everything Up – Including Christianity!

 2 Peter 1:20-21

20 Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation.

21 For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.

The way Christianity works is that when you accept Christianity, you are agreeing to accept its objective tenants. What do I mean when I say objective? God’s intentions, his will, his very words are written and contained within the 66 books of the Bible. And it is what any true believer pledges when they accept Christ is to do their best to follow God’s will. God makes the rules. It is your responsibility as a believer to know what God’s will is (it’s in the Bible) and comply! The Bible says the Holy Spirit indwells the believer to assist the believer to become holy. No Christian, no minister has a right to do or teach anything contrary to the Bible. Note verse 20 and the words “private interpretation”. God is God, God is the authority…he is the “boss” that has left instructions and what it means is that YOU cannot re-interpret it to fit what your wishes are. It doesn’t matter if you like or dislike it….it is up to you to comply! You are not to play stupid, be slick or naïve, or re-interpret it into something more to your own liking.

God is almost always objective in its Old & New Testaments: man is subjective. I’ll give you an example. Oral Roberts once said he saw a 40-foot Jesus, which is quite a crazy statement. Could it be true? Now the Bible nowhere states that Jesus was very tall, nor does it state that Jesus was a giant. Roberts’ claim was SUBJECTIVE (he made a private interpretation). The Bible is OBJECTIVE and while people can be unskilled interpreters, the convert cannot and should not be accepted into the faith as rebellious contrarians. A rebellious contrarian accepting the faith, yet all the while refusing to change their ways is in direct contradiction of the absolute mandate of repentance! The Bible requires repentance, without it no man sees God. To claim a faith and then as a practice reject its mandates and authority; this is an illegitimate conversion. A Biblical term for this would be bastards. I’m still hammering away at the anchor problem of the Judeo-Christian ethic system….it is pernicious!

The Bible, objectively understood, does not allow for abortion. Abortion should not be considered by any of Christianity’s 2.2 billion adherents’! YES, abortion is not permitted to Christians…it is a subjective, private interpretation that is easily understood by any sound minded believer that is seeking to follow God’s will.  

I’ve never heard of a Christian fundamentalist advocating for abortion. We can poke fun at fundamentalists all we want, but fundamentalists do not have an anchor problem…they believe what the book says, and they will usually have chapter and verse to back up their reasoning. Jesus fed the hungry, healed the sick, upset the money changers tables but I just cannot fathom how anyone could picture Jesus being agreeable with abortion. This doesn’t square with Jesus’ statement of Matthew 19:14 “suffer little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me”. Today’s progressives & liberals have grave intellectual and character issues, their positions are for the most part untethered and built upon un-truths.  

Untethered souls? Untethered souls is a pejorative that expresses disrespect and contempt because the religious person’s actions are unattached to the believers’ stated founding principles. Remember, the Stoics thought the best indication of an individual's philosophy was not what a person said, but how a person behaved. All preachers, politicians (and other prostitutes) that claim a faith and then openly spout out positions contrary to the faith, ought to meet church discipline to include expulsion. Biblical churches were designed to be exclusive entities. Jesus came to give life according to the book, not death…and certainly not abortion! The book says believers are given the Holy Spirit, not the Grim Reaper’s spirit! The untethered pejorative aptly describes the inclusive and unattached weaklings attending these havens justifying abortion.    

The “Sleight of Hand” That Nearly Everyone Missed – How a Baptist Group & Rockefeller Money Weakened Christianity  

Religion is a convenient place for untethered people to nest. While the grounded fundamentalist will kick out the rebellious…there always seems to be money for these “progressive” types to start/follow a rogue organization more committed to eugenic, Malthusian ideology mixed in with a smiley face Jesus for those unable to properly decipher things. The “worker bees” that populate these outfits are so twisted, that they feel they have done humanity service to push death. These types don’t organically arise out of orthodoxy to positions where they can influence…no, they are hirelings with guised agendas. Please understand, liberal churches rarely grow in numbers, they traditionally have minimal standards and people usually leave these congregations (as well as their tithes & offerings) for lack of substantive beliefs. Usually it means financial death for the church. Now just when one should reasonably expect these dying churches to die…they somehow stay afloat. Without outside funding, liberal churches would die off when the money runs out! Yet they persist. What holds them? Legitimate faith dissipates…so it isn’t faith that retains their allegiance. They stay for the agenda…but from where does the money come from?  

Oligarchs with money fund liberal church entities, their money funds eugenics and Malthusian ideas, their money enables voices to propagate causes the oligarch believes in to be spread in society. Few are aware that it has been this way for a very long time in history! Rockefeller, the Baptist, known for his support of eugenics AND “liberal Christianity” was instrumental in pioneering liberal preacher Harry Emerson Fosdick’s career!  

Fosdick’s brother Raymond Fosdick (who rejected Christianity) was president of the Rockefeller Foundation for more than a decade. It was Rockefeller Jr. that in 1922 paid for the distribution of Harry Emerson Fosdick’s sermon “Should the Fundamentalists Win?” to every Protestant minister in the United States. The largest component of Junior’s philanthropy—totaling some $72 million altogether was directed to churches and religious causes. From 1919 to 1933 John Rockefeller Jr. was the largest single contributor to the Northern Baptist denomination. The Northern Baptists, which became the American Baptist Convention and is now called the American Baptist Churches USA. As an aside and to their credit, at least the Northern Baptists were against slavery.  

Every fundamentalist alive with a sense of fundamentalist history is very aware of Fosdick’s presence and impact of liberalism. What is obscure is how the dots aren’t connected. Sure, we all know of Fosdick’s liberalism. But was Rockefeller’s backing of Fosdick for something other than to agitate fundamentalists? Perhaps Rockefeller just couldn’t stomach a rigid Christianity and funded someone to take Christianity towards a less literal understanding? No, I don’t think so! Let’s see…Rockefeller believed in eugenics and financially funded the same. Any coincidence that Raymond had great influence with the distribution of funding as President of Rockefeller’s Foundation? Anyone notice that Harry Fosdick was recognized and given the Albert Lasker award by Planned Parenthood in 1953? Fosdick served to break down the spiritual barriers for Rockefeller’s eugenics to be implanted in the Christian church. Didn’t the Bible state that money is the root of all evil?  

Liberal Christianity needs to be de-bunked as illegitimate and a front for...

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this article was written by Brian Worley 

 

 

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