Monday, May 17, 2004

The Church

I'm not Catholic. Never have been. But it remains a fact that Christianity and its teachings impact my life today, if only because I live in a country seemingly driven by Christian idealogues.

The note on The Rabbit Lived, which is good reading, reminds me again why I'm sort of a mix between pro-life and pro-choice.

I find myself personally pro-life. That is, I counsel those I come in contact with away from abortion, if they trust me enough to seek my counsel.

But I am politically pro-choice. That is, I want the legal option there for people who, for whatever reason, want to have an abortion. I shy away from laws that make moral judgements, and that's what abortion laws are all about. Moral judgements, in my opinion, are best left to the individuals living the lives being judged.

Political statements by churches really, really aggrivate me. Especially on such personal points as these.

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