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How Can Christians Claim that Their Faith Is Rational?

selena costa 2012/06/21 04:06:46
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  • KoAm 2012/06/21 15:46:19
    KoAm
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    Well, let's look at the question of abortion.

    Secularism generally holds that abortion is okay, on the grounds that a woman has a right to do what she wishes with her body.

    To defend this view, secularists have to assert that the unborn child is part of the mother's body. This would mean that a pregnant woman, unlike every other human being, has two hearts and two brains and two torsos and two blood types and two sets of DNA.

    Not very rational, if you ask me. But that's how their view goes.

    Christianity, on the other hand, generally teaches that abortion is wrong. It teaches abortion is wrong due to the view that unborn babies are human beings, and that it's wrong to kill human beings without very good cause.

    This view is supported by reason and science. That's because we know, through reason and science, that an unborn child has a heart, a brain, a blood type, a set of DNA, etc., that are all different and separate from those of the mother.

    It's obvious that belief in the humanity of the unborn -- and thus, a belief that abortion is the unjustified taking of human life -- is entirely rational. This is the rational view that Christianity generally holds, while secularism generally rejects it.

    So, at least on the question of abortion, which is more ra...



    Well, let's look at the question of abortion.

    Secularism generally holds that abortion is okay, on the grounds that a woman has a right to do what she wishes with her body.

    To defend this view, secularists have to assert that the unborn child is part of the mother's body. This would mean that a pregnant woman, unlike every other human being, has two hearts and two brains and two torsos and two blood types and two sets of DNA.

    Not very rational, if you ask me. But that's how their view goes.

    Christianity, on the other hand, generally teaches that abortion is wrong. It teaches abortion is wrong due to the view that unborn babies are human beings, and that it's wrong to kill human beings without very good cause.

    This view is supported by reason and science. That's because we know, through reason and science, that an unborn child has a heart, a brain, a blood type, a set of DNA, etc., that are all different and separate from those of the mother.

    It's obvious that belief in the humanity of the unborn -- and thus, a belief that abortion is the unjustified taking of human life -- is entirely rational. This is the rational view that Christianity generally holds, while secularism generally rejects it.

    So, at least on the question of abortion, which is more rational? Clearly, it is the Christian pro-life stance.

    One need not be Christian to adopt a pro-life stance, of course. But let's get real -- in the USA and the rest of the Western world, it's the Roman Catholic Church and other Christian denominations that lead the way in promoting the very scientifically justified, very rational pro-life stance. It's generally secularism, in contrast, which pushes the very unscientific view that the unborn are not human, and therefore abortion is okay.

    It's clear, then, that Christianity wins the Rationality Award when it comes to the question of abortion.
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  • selena ... KoAm 2012/06/21 17:26:17
    selena costa
    Wow, thank you for your answer. ^-^ it was amazing
  • Iliketoshow1 2012/06/21 14:47:04
  • selena ... Iliketo... 2012/06/21 17:22:39
    selena costa
    apparently, you don't. If you didn't care to answer. Then why answer? but thank you anyway.
  • Radical Ed 2012/06/21 07:34:02
    Radical Ed
    being rational is to gain or obtain knowledge through reasoning. by that definition, Christians need a reason to believe in god. it is essentially their way of making sense of the universe. whether it is rational or not comes down to perspective i.e. which takes precedence? the natural or supernatural.
  • Scott 2012/06/21 04:12:26
    Scott
    +1
    Because their book tells them so...
    book
  • KoAm Scott 2012/06/21 15:37:49
    KoAm
    +1
    If you think people believe in Christ only because "a book told them so," then you're pretty ignorant, no offense.

    In order to be a champion-of-reason secularist, you have to offer more to your arguments that just shallow misconceptions copied from other secularists.

    Just some charitable Christian advice.
  • Scott KoAm 2012/06/21 22:52:48
    Scott
    +1
    Why would I take offense to being called ignorant?
  • ehrhornp 2012/06/21 04:11:45
    ehrhornp
    +1
    Depends upon which sect of Christianity one is talking about. Some sects are more rational than other sects.
  • Vitalani 2012/06/21 04:07:28
    Vitalani
    +1
    I honestly have no idea...

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