In a series I started yesterday and that will continue over the next couple of weeks to include such belief dilemmas as:
I am a big proponent that people should not just have an opinion but a though out well informed opinion whether I agree with it or not.
• Is an environmental wacko that eats meat less wacky than one that is a vegan or just a bigger hypocrite?
• Should state election losses for a particular state party be blamed solely on the state party leader or on changing national trends or on local issues?
• Does separation of church and state hurt the state or the church more?
• If conservatism is the best way to enact government, why is it so hard to convince people?
• Why do so many people sell themselves and their beliefs to a Political Party instead of making the Political Party reflect those held beliefs?
• ....and many more.
So today as promised I pose the question, give an example and ask for your input. I know where I stand on these issues do you?
So here’s the question: Are you truly Pro-Life if you are for the Death Penalty but against abortion? ...and on the flip-side of that, are you truly pro-abortion (which is the termination of something already in existence by definition) if you are against the death Penalty? Is it a timing thing? Do criminals deserve it and babies don't? Do you have to be consistent in your view?
Quick example: 15 year old gets pregnant, she is poor, boy is out of the picture and does not have a good home life, will the situation be improved by her getting rid of the child inside her? Is the morality of the decision more important than details of her circumstances? …Now, let's say she has it and the kid grows up and commits a murder and is sentenced to death. Does he deserve being extinguished now because of his heinous act where he didn’t when he was a baby? Can he still not find salvation and redemption after the act and isn’t that possibility worth letting him live?
Finally, can you be Pro-Life and Pro-Death Penalty or Pro-Abortion/Anti-Death Penalty? Do you truly know why you believe what you do or do you just believe it.