An Honest Question - Livin' the Good Life
Sep. 5th, 2008
02:50 pm - An Honest Question
Can someone from the "religious right" please give me a good answer to what "Thou shalt not kill" means? It seems like a pretty straightforward commandment. But, I'm confused. Why is it NOT ok to have an abortion, but it IS ok, even honorable, to kill people in Iraq? Is there really a difference? Would it be acceptable to abort a Muslim-to-be baby? How about killing a Muslim child? How about a Muslim mother? How about a good answer to the bumper sticker I just saw, "Who would Jesus bomb?" These have been lifelong puzzling questions for me. Until they are convincingly answered, I think I have to side with the Quakers and be a pacifist.