Before you get all critical on me, the only reason why I am refuting a point with bible verses, is because the bible is the source, and justification for the bigotry I am trying to destroy. Women deserve the right to do as they please with their bodies, according to their marital, financial, housing status, and all those very important considerations.
Furthermore, my purpose is strictly to point out to those who believe the bible is literal, that the bible refutes itself, and in doing so, nullifies its validity.
With that having been said, I’d also like to mention that I wouldn’t like to be in this situation; or, if I had a daughter, I wouldn’t want her to find herself in the situation to have to consider an abortion, but I certainly would want her to have the right to choose. I also don’t want to be labeled Pro-Choice. Have you ever seen those MRI exams? Speak with your kids about contraception. Pronto!
Six weeks old human fetus
According to the bible, god has assessed the right value to all unborn babies, even if you are a Christian, you probably didn’t know the following:
In Exodus 21:22-23 it’s stipulated that if an attack on a woman leads to a miscarriage the attacker must pay a fine. If he causes serious damage to the mother “you have to take life for life”. This implies that a fetus is not as valuable as a woman before the eyes of god.
In Leviticus 27:6 a price, yes, monetary value is assigned to a baby’s life, according to its age and gender. Babies under one month old are worthless.
In Numbers 5:21-22, 27-28 some magical potion given to the Israelites by god is used to determine paternity. If the father is not the husband, “her abdomen will swell and her womb will miscarry, and she will become a curse.” A fetus that is not the result of union between husband and wife, is sentenced to die. See, a bastard fetus is clearly of no value to god.
Did no one else think of Jesus’ fate, had Joseph taken this super scientific paternity test?
In Genesis 38:24 god’s law states that if a woman is to be executed, and she happens to be pregnant, there is no need to wait for her baby to be born. The fetus is counted as part of the mother, and so its fate is to be burned to death in its mother’s womb.
It is irrational to let an ancient book rule our lives. This is the morality of a civilization who lived two thousand years ago. These are the people who thought The Earth was flat. We live in a privileged time, with so many scientific discoveries, and the technology that has allowed us to see beyond what we ever imagined, and thanks to these, we now understand the Universe and how it works — things that not too long ago were thought impossible.
Humanity hasn’t come this far to let the ignorance from two thousand years ago be the guide by which we make our laws. Would you consider these biblical laws as acceptable punishment in the modern world? If your answer to that question is “yes,” then, would it be okay if I suggest you step away from this computer, stay away from my laws, and and go live with The Amish*?
(*) No offense to The Amish.