Welcome to our "Loose Bloggers Consortium", where today's topic is "Respect for life". Today's topic was chosen by Conrad.
I'm going to be very bold in this topic, and talk about my abhorence of abortion. Life, in any form, is a beautiful miracle that should be respected. But human life is the most sacred in my opinion. In my religion, we believe that we existed before we were born, as spirit children of God. This fact alone makes the human spirit divine, and sacred.
One of our purposes in coming to mortality was to gain a physical body. Without a body, there were many things we couldn't learn as spirits. We couldn't learn the difference between pleasure and pain. We couldn't learn the difference between health and sickness. We couldn't enjoy sweet and sour, hot and cold, nor the joy and trials of having children. We believe that God has a physical, perfected body. If he didn't, how would he be all knowing? How could he know the things that we have learned by obtaining a body? Our gaining a physical body was essential to our becoming more like him.
So these bodies that we as parents create, are sacred tabernacles for those spirits waiting to be born. If we take that life, we take away the opportunity for that body to house the spirit that was waiting to inhabit it. The parenting of offspring is really a miracle, and a god-given privilege. To create, then destroy that magnificent creation before it has a chance to reach it's maximum potential, is surely offensive in the sight of God. Abortion should never be casually looked at as an alternative to birth control. There are other more appropriate responses to unplanned pregnancies, such as adoption. There are many parents waiting for a child to adopt. They yearn to have that sacred ability to create life, but are unable. They appreciate how special that gift would be. Let us teach our children that life, in any form is a miracle, but that the creation of human life especially is a god-given privilege, and should never be wasted for personal convenience.
"Any country that accepts abortion, is not teaching its people to love, but to use any violence to get what it wants." Mother Teresa
Now go check out what the other consortium members have to say about this issue!
Rummuser, Anu, Ashkok, Gaelikka, Grannymar, Conrad, Padmum, Magpie11, and Akanksha