Abortion is a Woman’s Choice, Leave God Out of It

Abortion

Pro-choice advocates usually explain their view on the controversial subject by stating: I don’t believe that any man has a right to tell a woman what to do with her body. It is between her and her doctor and her and her God.

I wholeheartedly concur that a woman should have sovereignty over her body, and that includes her womb. A politician’s or a preacher’s opinion shouldn’t be part of the equation; it’s a weighty issue and the typical woman has the wisdom, judgement and intelligence to weigh the pros and cons without outside interference.

I agree that a woman might consult a physician if the viability of the fetus is in question, or if pregnancy may pose a risk to the mother.

But to say that the decision is between her and her God is patently absurd. God is not in the equation. The Bible was written thousands of years ago when patriarchy was the norm, and women were treated like property, slightly above livestock. The Bible is not a science text or a medical reference book, and it’s folly to try to divine what scripture says about the subject.

Let’s treat pregnant women with respect and let them make their own choices without quoting scripture at them or bringing a deity into the equation.

Only a Schizophrenic, Charlatan or Narcissist Says ‘God Told Me’

It’s impossible to prove the existence of God, likewise it’s impossible to prove that He doesn’t exist.

Theists, and especially evangelical Christians, rely on tautological or circular reasoning. They will engage in lengthy rhetorical flights, but their argument boils down to:

The Bible is the Word of God and the Bible says there is a God, how can a mere mortal disagree with God? I believe there’s a God because the Bible is the Word of God.

Gravity is the invisible force that keeps us on the surface of the Earth, and the Earth in orbit around the Sun. From Galileo to the present day the reality of gravity has been conclusively proven by scientific means. Even an idiot will realize that gravity is real when a pine cone falls off a tree and hits him on the head.

God is also an invisible force, unfortunately there is no way to prove His existence by scientific means or by rhetorical flourish. When a Christian says “I know that God is real because he changed my life”, we must adopt the attitude that he is entitled to his belief, regardless if it’s based on emotion and not on logic.

When Christians declares that they talk to the Almighty, we must respect their faith without being condescending.

However, my patience runs out when they insist that God talks back to them. Whenever a believer exclaims, “God told me…”, I instantly turn a deaf ear.

Of course, God doesn’t talk to anyone, and whenever anyone prefaces their remarks by uttering, “God told me” they are just trying to give more weight to their words by ascribing them to God.

When you hear anyone, whether he/she is a minister or the slob sitting next to you at the bar, say “God told me”, you have every right to tell them: Shut the fuck up.

#FearGod is Trending on Twitter and That’s a Damn Shame!

#FearGod is trending on Twitter, and this is an indictment of our secular democracy.

I would understand if #FearGod was trending in a theocracy like Iran or Saudi Arabia where the clerics hold all the levers of power in government, the media and academia.

The mullahs in these Islamic authoritarian countries create an environment where to fear the Almighty is synonymous with fearing the government.

In America evangelicals and conservative Catholics seek to create an environment where to fear God is synonymous with demonizing gays and lesbians, ostracizing immigrants and opposing a woman’s right to choose.

What’s troubling is that it isn’t politicians who decide the trending topics on social media platforms, it’s regular folks who caused #FearGod to trend.

Conservative politicians and evangelicals, who are nothing more than useful idiots, may be praising God because #FearGod is trending but those of who realize that evangelicals are an existential threat to our way of life are muttering curses.  

Donald Trump Takes on Google, He Might As Well Take on God!

“President Donald Trump has renewed his claims of bias against conservatives on the internet, accusing Google of rigging its results to show `bad` stories when users search for “Trump news.”

`Google search results for Trump News shows only the viewing/reporting of Fake News Media`, the president said Tuesday on Twitter.

`In other words, they have it RIGGED, for me & others, so that almost all stories & news is BAD. Fake CNN is prominent. Republican/Conservative & Fair Media is shut out,` he added. `Google & others are suppressing voices of Conservatives.`”

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It`s one thing for Donald Trump to take on the likes of Crazy Joe Biden, Low Energy Jeb and Crooked Hillary, and it`s quite another to take on Google.

Trump has vanquished all of his foes, but you don`t spit in the wind, you don`t pull the mask of that old Lone Ranger, and you don`t mess around with omniscient and omnipotent Google.

I`m grateful that the articles I write for TheSop.Org are picked up by Google News, even though they are lower in the search results than media giants like The New York Times, The Washington Post and CNN.

A user search for “Donald Trump News” or “Donald Trump” yields stories that aren`t complimentary because Trump is the reverse King Midas, everything that he touches turns to crap.

The algorithms that Google uses to rank news stories are guarded more closely than the recipe for Coke or Kentucky Fried Chicken, but the tech giant doesn`t bias search results toward any political ideology.

Al Gore claims to have invented the Internet and Trump probably thinks Google algorithms were named after Al Gore, but Google`s algorithms are scientific not political.

If Trump wants more favorable Google search results, maybe he should stop being such a misogynist racist pig.

Read More:

https://money.cnn.com/2018/08/28/technology/donald-trump-google-rigged/index.html

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