... I read it over a few times and was amazed at my own brilliance!(LOL, that's not as difficult as you might imagine!)
I was thinking here, that you guys might give me some 'additions', some thoughts or pointers so that I might improve this into an open source multi-authored document putting into words the 'common sense' worldview opposing, not religion per se, but this disingenuous attempt at religification(and exposing it too).
Hey theists, throw in some of your mindless drivel if you think I can use that too!
I see possible 'expansion' points all over this! All the formatting disappeared into the 'spiritual realm'(DAMMMMYOUGOD!) so it is 'shit' to read right now, but I'm hoping that it will be an ongoing project.
The references to specific God's lawyers will be scrapped of course eventually.
"What God's lawyers don't want to see."
If life begins at conception, then the sperm wasn't alive.
If life begins at conception, then the ovum wasn't alive.
But "life doesn't come from non-life" is one of the cornerstones of God's lawyers, isn't it?
If we were all to be honest we'd admit that life is a continuum, an evolving continuum which has absolutely nothing to do with possible 'spiritual realms' or nonsensical beings that can be imagined 'living' in them.
We, each of us, individually, get to choose which points to amplify and which to decrease in our mind like a row of dials to magnify or diminish our worldview.Now historically a baby begins it's life at BIRTH.
We use this term for the beginning of actual things."The birth of a nation.", comes to mind, as opposed to 'the conception of a nation', where it might be an idea, a notion in people's minds.
Pregnancy is a 'chance' thing, everyone knows this. The woman will visit a doctor to improve her 'chances'.There is a good chance that a fertilized egg will just not 'stick' and the woman will never even know that "God gave her a child!", to put it in religious terms.
We need modern technology for a woman to know if she is pregnant before her body 'let's her know',(No doubt breaking a few would-be mothers hearts), it is an 'iffy' thing.
We, by convention, start counting a baby's life at their first breath. This has religious significance from when breath(which people didn't have a scientific understanding of) was considered 'spirit' AND the fact that some babies were 'born' DEAD.
I'll call this position 'the timeless common sense view'.
We can contrast this with the God's lawyer's recent(on generational timescales) view that for 'new' religious purposes we now ought to consider the beginning of a human life much earlier, as a wedge to force God's law into common law.
(Observant, Janesophie, I'm not being 'smug', I'm just RIGHT, and you are just WRONG!)
Most folk have enough common sense, even if it is just a feeling in their hearts, to know that the GOD'S lawyers are deviously trying to force a religious agenda on this Constitutionally secular society.
D'Souza practically admits that he thinks even Islam is better than secularism. Same as 'the Decider' was when he said that the Constitution was 'just a piece of paper'.
(Observant. You're really not very observant since you have read a lot of my comments and you imagine that you are 'rattling my cage' when it must be obvious that I LIKE nothing better than a good argument.It must be obvious that I have the patience of 'Job'(LOL) when it comes to 'rewording' my position to make clear to anyone who is willing to read EXACTLY how daft, cheaty, evil, dispicable, disingenuous etc. etc... xenophobic YOU GOD'S LAWYERS are.I know what you're thinking, Observant.I don't need to be psychic or Nostradamus-like.You're thinking, "But the Bible says(some drivel or other!)!"('cos you're ALWAYS thinking that, you simpleton!)