Thursday, August 07, 2008
This Describes My Passion for Pro-Life Issues
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Just had an e-mail debate with a friend who shall remain nameless (oh yes you know who you are!) over pro-life issues. I being pro-life and she being pro-choice and both stubborn for what we see as valid reasons.
Let me say for the record, I don't attack people but I will attack ideas and if you happen to be extremely attached to your ideas so that your ideas live and breathe then when debating, you may feel personally attacked. The thing is though ideas are just that and should not be given equality. Ideas can and should be, dare I say it?, judged for correctness, morality and justice. People on the other had should never be anything other than equal.
That is where I think we as humans (western civilization) get messed up. We want equal ideas as in every idea is equal and equally correct when that is impossible. You can't have two opposing ideas be equally correct. Then we look at people and declare certain people beneath us based on what ideas these people believe. We have it all wrong way 'round.
There are some good ideas and bad ideas, and they need to be labeled as such. Anyone can believe any idea they wish, but if believing a bad idea then don't assume you should receive the same respect with regards to that bad idea that a good idea receives.