There is almost NOTHING in the Bible that can be taken to be in the least on the side of the anti-choicers. Even the most cursory reading of the Bible quickly leads to the conclusion that Thou Shalt Not Kill is the most hypocritical commandment of them all.
Biblical Values Indeed.
It’s important to note that in BOTH listings of the 10 commandments, the word choice is VERY specific about murder vs killing. Which is to say that the Old Testament is perfectly fine with state sanctioned death, or self defense, etc. It doesn’t say you should never end a life, it says you should never end a life without cause. I’m not sure it’s a hypocritical commandment so much as a very complex one. The rest of the bible goes into what constitutes justified killing in various places. So I always twitch a little when someone says “thou shalt not kill”, because that’s definitely a translation of a translation, having studied the actual Hebrew, it’s much much more likely that it’s “thou shalt not murder”.
There is a place called ‘heaven’ where the good here unfinished is completed; and where the stories unwritten, and the hopes unfulfilled, are continued. We shall laugh together yet.
|—||J.R.R. Tolkien, in a letter to his son, Michael. (via both-seeker-and-sought)|
For Dorothy Day, anarchism meant increased responsibility of one person to another, of the individual to the community along with a much lessened sense of obligation to or dependence on the distant and centralized state.
|—||Robert Coles, Dorothy Day: A Radical Devotion|
Sometimes when people call me a utopian I say, ‘No, I just have a different sense of time than many others have.’
|—||Servant of God and Catholic activist Dorothy Day, as quoted by Robert Coles|