To the zygote turned gamete who wrote the abortion article: Perhaps you should have subtitled it, Ã¢â‚¬Å“Aw, why canÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t we all just get along?Ã¢â‚¬Â
Since there seems to be an aversion to using scripture to support these dubious shades of grayÃ¢â‚¬â€choosing, rather, to demote Psalm 139 to the status of Ã¢â‚¬Å“beautiful,Ã¢â‚¬Â as if itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s merely poetry to be enjoyed or passed over at whimÃ¢â‚¬â€ allow me.
Actually, the Son of God has a way with words, so IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ll let him: Ã¢â‚¬Å“Blessed are you when men hate you, and ostracize you, and cast insults at you, and spurn your name as evil, for the sake of the Son of Man.Ã¢â‚¬Â Luke 6:22
What? No compromising? NoÃ¢â‚¬â€IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ll use your wordsÃ¢â‚¬â€weakening our beliefs in order to Ã¢â‚¬Å“de-dogmatize the debateÃ¢â‚¬Â? Golly, it almost sounds like he expects us to stand our ground and, as a result, be hated outcasts! Oh, wait Ã¢â‚¬Â¦ he does: Ã¢â‚¬Å“In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.Ã¢â‚¬Â John 16:33
Notice the choice of words: Ã¢â‚¬Å“when men hate you,Ã¢â‚¬Â Ã¢â‚¬Å“you will have trouble.Ã¢â‚¬Â Do me a favor and read Hebrews 11Ã¢â‚¬â€specifically verses 32-38Ã¢â‚¬â€then tell me again how we should be weak-minded wimps who wander about Ã¢â‚¬Å“recognizing shades of gray,Ã¢â‚¬Â and kowtowing to anti-God, anti-life claptrap.
If weÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re not making Ã¢â‚¬Å“this worldÃ¢â‚¬Â angry by speaking out against sin and, in this instance, the mass extermination of human life, weÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re doing something wrong.
// Sharyn Kopf