If I ever stop reblogging this, assume I’m watching the movie at that time.
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”.
|—||J.R.R. Tolkien, in a letter to his son, Michael. (via both-seeker-and-sought)|
|—||Robert Coles, Dorothy Day: A Radical Devotion|