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by Nils
Sun Feb 17, 2019 2:34 am
Forum: Moral and Ethical Affairs
Topic: N.Y. adopts law allowing abortion up to nine months
Replies: 73
Views: 1198

Re: N.Y. adopts law allowing abortion up to nine months

Nils wrote: I know a woman who together with her husband had decided to have two children. When she was pregnant the second time she was told after a prenatal test, in the 13th week I think, that there was a 30% risk that the fetus had Downs syndrome. She and her husband decided to abort. Six month...
by Nils
Sat Feb 16, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: Moral and Ethical Affairs
Topic: N.Y. adopts law allowing abortion up to nine months
Replies: 73
Views: 1198

Re: N.Y. adopts law allowing abortion up to nine months

Science defines life as: The property or quality that distinguishes living organisms from dead organisms and inanimate matter, manifested in functions such as metabolism, growth, reproduction, and response to stimuli or adaptation to the environment originating from within the organism. That is why...
by Nils
Sat Feb 16, 2019 5:19 am
Forum: Questions for Christians
Topic: Merely Believe in Christ? Why Don't Atheists Believe?
Replies: 6
Views: 236

Re: Merely Believe in Christ? Why Don't Atheists Believe?

In John 3:16 is says that whosoever believes in Jesus should not perish, but have everlasting life. Many of us (Christians), including myself, will even say that belief is all one needs to have or do. And yet, what we mean by these words is rarely unpacked, and until they are such words carry very ...
by Nils
Sat Feb 09, 2019 2:20 am
Forum: Moral and Ethical Affairs
Topic: N.Y. adopts law allowing abortion up to nine months
Replies: 73
Views: 1198

Re: N.Y. adopts law allowing abortion up to nine months

The rest is all personal opinion and based upon arbitrary definitions and whatever one thinks is appropriate. Yes, as an atheist that, together with reasoning, is all that is available. The massive problem you have is that reason necessarily leads to both a pro life stance (from the proper metaphys...
by Nils
Fri Feb 08, 2019 1:52 am
Forum: Moral and Ethical Affairs
Topic: N.Y. adopts law allowing abortion up to nine months
Replies: 73
Views: 1198

Re: N.Y. adopts law allowing abortion up to nine months

Nils: When it looks like an adult (as you seem to suggest)... No, Nils, I affirm human life begins at the moment it becomes ALIVE. And ONLY "if" God gives and is the only one with the right to assert life in the womb is human and that NO human life (in or outside the womb) it is to be deliberately ...
by Nils
Tue Feb 05, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: Moral and Ethical Affairs
Topic: N.Y. adopts law allowing abortion up to nine months
Replies: 73
Views: 1198

Re: N.Y. adopts law allowing abortion up to nine months

Nils: This is a matter of definitions and I’m certainly not an expert on English language. I’m claiming that the human rights should include all individuals of homo sapiens but those that are under 18 weeks old. Why do you change the definition of human per the age of the fetus? YOU were a fetus - ...
by Nils
Fri Feb 01, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: Moral and Ethical Affairs
Topic: N.Y. adopts law allowing abortion up to nine months
Replies: 73
Views: 1198

Re: N.Y. adopts law allowing abortion up to nine months

Nils, the right or wrong of abortion should be tied to what you believe abortion actually accomplishes. Ask yourself: A) Do you believe and unborn baby is a living human being? (And if not, why not?) This is a matter of definitions and I’m certainly not an expert on English language. I’m claiming t...
by Nils
Thu Jan 31, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: Moral and Ethical Affairs
Topic: N.Y. adopts law allowing abortion up to nine months
Replies: 73
Views: 1198

Re: N.Y. adopts law allowing abortion up to nine months

As I described in my first post #17, I know that Christians also have other reasons but the religious arguments and I am well acquainted with those arguments but I have noticed that Christians generally are more against abortion that atheists so I think the Christian arguments are of general intere...
by Nils
Tue Jan 29, 2019 1:31 am
Forum: Moral and Ethical Affairs
Topic: N.Y. adopts law allowing abortion up to nine months
Replies: 73
Views: 1198

Re: N.Y. adopts law allowing abortion up to nine months

As I described in my first post #17, I know that Christians also have other reasons but the religious arguments and I am well acquainted with those arguments but I have noticed that Christians generally are more against abortion that atheists so I think the Christian arguments are of general intere...
by Nils
Tue Jan 29, 2019 1:25 am
Forum: Moral and Ethical Affairs
Topic: N.Y. adopts law allowing abortion up to nine months
Replies: 73
Views: 1198

Re: N.Y. adopts law allowing abortion up to nine months

Some years ago I debated with a person that had published a video on the net where he argued against abortion. He is a teacher in theology and philosophy and a smart guy so I thought it was interesting to debate his view. He answered that in a debate with an atheist the religious arguments aren’t i...
by Nils
Mon Jan 28, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: Moral and Ethical Affairs
Topic: N.Y. adopts law allowing abortion up to nine months
Replies: 73
Views: 1198

Re: N.Y. adopts law allowing abortion up to nine months

Some years ago I debated with a person that had published a video on the net where he argued against abortion. He is a teacher in theology and philosophy and a smart guy so I thought it was interesting to debate his view. He answered that in a debate with an atheist the religious arguments aren’t i...
by Nils
Mon Jan 28, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: Moral and Ethical Affairs
Topic: N.Y. adopts law allowing abortion up to nine months
Replies: 73
Views: 1198

Re: N.Y. adopts law allowing abortion up to nine months

It is important for people to understand what it is they're advocating. Not all abortions are the same. Curious Nils, where would you draw the line? Where to draw the line is a compromise between setting the line as low as possible to limit the danger of relativizing the respect for life on one han...
by Nils
Sun Jan 27, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: Moral and Ethical Affairs
Topic: March For Life
Replies: 6
Views: 134

Re: March For Life

Ben Shapiro is an excellent speaker and demagogue but of course you can’t expect him to be nuanced at this occasion.

Nils
by Nils
Sun Jan 27, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: Moral and Ethical Affairs
Topic: N.Y. adopts law allowing abortion up to nine months
Replies: 73
Views: 1198

Re: N.Y. adopts law allowing abortion up to nine months

It is important for people to understand what it is they're advocating. Not all abortions are the same. Curious Nils, where would you draw the line? Where to draw the line is a compromise between setting the line as low as possible to limit the danger of relativizing the respect for life on one han...
by Nils
Sun Jan 27, 2019 1:17 am
Forum: Moral and Ethical Affairs
Topic: N.Y. adopts law allowing abortion up to nine months
Replies: 73
Views: 1198

Re: N.Y. adopts law allowing abortion up to nine months

Some years ago I debated with a person that had published a video on the net where he argued against abortion. He is a teacher in theology and philosophy and a smart guy so I thought it was interesting to debate his view. He answered that in a debate with an atheist the religious arguments aren’t im...