A rant. A full-fledged temper tantrum.
I've got a ... an individual who argues the most inane arguments. Such as: That an embryo isn't alive. ISN'T ALIVE.
If it's not alive, how can it grow? How can it develop into a fetus, and from there into a newborn? How do its cells reproduce and metabolize? And if it isn't alive IT WILL BE EXPELLED NATURALLY. That's called a miscarriage. Which is NOT an induced abortion. If you sell an induced abortion to somebody whose uterus does NOT contain a living embryo, you are guilty of FRAUD, and you will lose your medical license faster than if you did an abortion to kill a live embryo and managed to disembowel the mother while you were at it.
Such stupidity enrages me.
This is addlepated thinking that makes the most washed-out stoner look like Stephen Hawkings.
Unlike stoners, they don't just mind their own business, watching cartoons and eating Fritos. They organize. They infest blogs.
God help us, they VOTE.
When you have this kind of active rejection of truth, you have, well, active rejection of the Truth behind all truth.
And Satan is the Father of Lies, acting in opposition to Truth.
So... is the stupidity just a variation of evil?
Do they know it's evil?
Or are the, like the stoner, truly convinced that they're on to some deep metaphysical reality that ordinary people don't grasp?
At what point is the choice made? And what exactly is the choice? Are they knowingly selling their souls for whatever it is they gain by the stupidity? What sort of Faustian bargain do you make, that gains you not great knowledge and power, but just... just ...
What the hell do they get out of it?
I ranted a while, but I've come back and edited part of the rant out because I think I have a bit of a clue.
What do they get out of it?
The ability to do what their hearts tell them is a terrible evil without seeing the evil.
Why, if the embryo's not ALIVE, then you can't kill it, right? So it's okay to just keep having abortions. Because you're not killing anything. You're just ... removing some tissue. Like an endometrial biopsy, right?
In order to have to cling so tenaciously to something so patently false, they must at some level have a strong desire to be good.
Just not strong enough to make them take off the moral equivalent of Beer Goggles and see reality.