First, let me just say, I’m pro-choice. Okay, now that we’ve gotten that out of the way. Moving on…
For some reason, in the atheist community pro-life activists who are atheists have seem to have blurred lines. The ones that are blurring them are atheists who are pro-choice. I don’t think they understand the difference between the two. The uphold two different kinds of backgrounds.
We have atheists bashing other atheists because their views aren’t like theirs. They’re calling them religious zealots not realizing that they’re starting to look like religious zealots.
The only thing interesting about this post is that it shows there are some atheists who aren’t very bright, and have less respect for the rights of the living and the breathing than those who aren’t. -Dave U
Yes, atheists who are pro-life seems like an oxymoron. Yes, they’re on a slippery slope. My question is, what does not believing in a deity have anything to do with being pro-life or pro-choice?
Pro-choice and pro-life isn’t a religious thing so why is it that atheists are calling pro-life atheists “lost and confused agnostics”? Why are they being treated like Christians? I can understand where they’re coming from to an extent, but I’m just not understanding the hatred and the bashing.
I was told today that because I am pro-life I do not support a woman’s right to choose and am therefore not an atheist.
Apparently stupidity is not relegated to the religiosity alone.
My belief in no God(s) makes me an atheist. My stance on abortion makes me a human with an opinion. I am against abortion for 2 simple reasons.
1) I abhor waste.
2) I abhor the abrogation of personal responsibility. –John F.
Being pro-life is not about being Christian, being pro-life is about being human. I agree with the British Medical Association, and many others, who consider implantation as the beginning of a pregnancy, and therefore of a human life. I’m a Humanist, and in my opinion the right to life is the most basic human right. It is a conclusion everybody should be able to reach, regardless of their religion or absence of it. -Frank L.
If I support gay rights and i’m pro-life, that would be my choice. That wouldn’t make me less of a believer in God. Maybe I believe that life is sacred and it is better to live than not to have lived at all. Maybe I don’t care who you are screwing in your bedroom while other atheist believe that same-sex relationships is ruining our society. That wouldn’t make me or them any less of an atheist. -Ray J. (From Black Atheists)