[quote=“RLBailey, post:18, topic:36462”]
He didn’t have to. It is covered under “murder” in the Ten Commandments.[/quote]
That’s your extrapolation. Other Christians disagree.
Please explain this:
Resolution On Abortion, St. Louis, Missouri - 1971
…Be it further RESOLVED, That we call upon Southern Baptists to work for legislation that will allow the possibility of abortion under such conditions as rape, incest, clear evidence of severe fetal deformity, and carefully ascertained evidence of the likelihood of damage to the emotional, mental, and physical health of the mother
Why doesn’t life begin with breath, as described in Exodus 7?
Why does Exodus 21:22 describe causing an unwanted abortion to be punishable by a mere fine?
[quote]Humans are human from conception.
[/quote]Then why does every religion treat identical twins as separate souls?
Are you aware that conception is not a bright white line, but a well-studied series of events? Which of the many events in that series constitutes the true beginning of a human life?
Do you realize that all those upper-middle-class couples doing IVF are paying people to create and kill massive numbers of what you claim are humans, don’t you?
What? How does potential relate to DNA? I’m a biologist and I have no clue what you mean there.
[quote=“RLBailey, post:19, topic:36462”]
Note that I posted Individual Freedoms are under “Relative Truth’s” not Absolute.[/quote]
OK, but I don’t see any relevance to my question.
Yes, it says “ALL.” It doesn’t distinguish between citizens and noncitizens. So the people you seem to be trying to defend clearly aren’t motivated by that.
He didn’t even mention it as an archaic phrase, did He?
“Relate with him and each other” doesn’t promote individual freedom in any way I can see.
I simply don’t see any justification for a follower of Christ to place individual freedom above her/his duty to others. It’s right there in the Greatest Commandment.
[quote]Our whole constitution is wrapped around that concept in living out our moral choices in a common society.
[/quote]You left out the far more Christian (IMO) “provide for the common good.” Why?[quote=“RLBailey, post:19, topic:36462”]
Our constitution is an exercise in stating the Absolute Truths in the preamble, and the Relative Truths descending from that, and putting it into practical governance.
[/quote]I don’t see that the Greatest Commandment is reflected in anything you’ve chosen to cite as a Truth from the US Constitution. I do see it in “provide for the common good,” which you didn’t choose.