Going anonymous on this one since I have relationships to keep up.
- Islam is not a religion of peace
A peaceful religion would not oppress women by forcing them to cover up completely and forcing them to be obedient housewives while allowing their husbands to hit them if they fear disobedience, oppress non-muslims by forcing them to either convert or pay jizya, kill gays, kill critics of the religion, kill adulterers, kill anyone who leaves the religion, kill people guilty of blasphemy.
A prophet of a religion of peace wouldn’t marry and f*uck a 9 year-old, torture and kill a man (Kinana ibn al-Rabi) and abduct and marry his wife, raid caravans and kill the unsuspecting drivers, or take sex slaves
(Quran 33:50 *”O Prophet! We have made lawful to thee thy wives to whom thou hast paid their dowers; and those (slaves) whom thy right hand possesses out of the prisoners of war whom Allah has assigned to thee,…”
Quran 23:1–6 “Successful indeed are the believers. Those who offer their Salat (prayers) with all solemnity and full submissiveness. And those who turn away from Al-Laghw (dirty, false, evil vain talk, falsehood, and all that Allah has forbidden). And those who pay the Zakat. And those who guard their chastity (i.e. private parts, from illegal sexual acts). Except from their wives or (the captives and slaves) that their right hands possess, for then, they are free from blame.”)
And honestly there would be 1000 more cases against Islam, but noone would read the whole thing anyway.
For further information, I think Mike Muluk’s answer to Do you agree that “ISIS is practicing pure Islam as Mohammed did in 7th century Arabia”? Why? is very insightful.
- Abortion isabsolutely morally disgusting
Patrick Tomlinson is an idiot on this. On Twitter, he published a thought experiment that supposedly “no pro-lifer could answer honestly”, and it went something like this:
You are in a burning building. You enter a room – in one corner is a crying five year old child, in the other a container with 100 viable fetuses. The smoke starts getting thicker, you know you can only save one.
And according to pro-choicers, if you save the child it proves that you’re not really pro-life and that you simply want to control women, and if you save the fetuses you are immoral and disgusting for not saving the child.
Honestly – if you as a pro-lifer can’t dismantle such an obvious logical fallacy, you’re probably just not very strong on your arguments.
In real life, an abortion looks more like this:
You are in a safe, warm building. There is a container with a viable fetus in it, growing and developing peacefully. You run into the room with the container and kill the fetus.
That’s it. In 99% of cases, the abortion is not performed in a life or death situation, but simply for the convenience of the mother.
And it is true, it’s her body that is being used to grow the fetus, however:
(()) The part highlighted in bold is indeed HER body
(()) The now highlighted part is NOT her body. It is an individual body, contained within her body. In most cases, it was her choice to open her legs (this doesn’t count for rape of course), and just because she can’t afford a child or simply doesn’t want it, she decides to kill it.
“But it’s just a tiny lump of cells!”
Humans are all a lump of cells, just of different sizes.
At what point exactly does a “lump of cells” turn into a baby?
What makes a baby inside the womb different to a baby outside the womb?
Actually, let me make a similar analogy to that from Patrick Tomlinson.
You have a little sister, let’s say about 5 years old. You’re her only living relative.
As you drive her home from school, you get into a serious accident. Your sister is severely injured, she’s in a coma, her brain barely shows any activity, and a machine simulates her heartbeat.
For some reason, you get to have her in your home, all with the necessary equipment. The doctors say that she will be in that coma for about 8 or 9 months, but it is almost certain that, after she wakes up, she will be completely fine and grow up to be happy and healthy.
However, for as long as she is in that state, you’ll have to keep her in a seperate room, look after her, and abstain from things like alcohol or drugs to make sure you can care for her before and after she wakes up.
Even if you can’t provide care for her after she wakes up, you have the option to give her to an institution in which she will be looked after.
Would it be okay for you to unplug her wires and kill her?
We already established the criteria which pro-lifers use to justify their opinion that a fetus is not a life and CAN be aborted: no brain activity, no heartbeat, and contained in your space. “My house my choice”.
Yet, most people’s answer to my above question would (hopefully) still be no.
Because the child is already born, and already lived some time. Because they’ll actually have to look at her face while killing her, or having her killed.
Because they care more about a child that they can see directly than an even younger child that they cannot see until they murdered it.