The most prolific abortionist...

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The most prolific abortionist...
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Mon, 01-14-2008 - 2:59pm

Okay, so there's been some discussion about how women who have abortions will have to face God and explain their decision to abort. This got me thinking.

Let's assume (even if you don't believe in God/one God) that God creates pregnancy. I've heard many people on several different boards say that pregnancy is a "gift from God," so I imagine this is plausible. If God grants the pregnancy, then how does one explain spontaneous abortion (natural miscarriage, not caused by anything the mother did or in the outside environment). I knew tons of women on my Expecting Club who had spontaneous abortions of very-much wanted children. Did God abort the pregnancy? If God deliberately granted a woman a pregnancy, does he deliberately grant her a spontaneous abortion? If not, why not? If so, does this make God the most prolific abortionist of all time?

If other forces are at work (e.g. Satan), then does that mean that Satan can overpower the will of God?

Just curious. I'll post my own opinion below.




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Mon, 01-14-2008 - 3:01pm
I don't really know what I believe any more in terms of religion. I was raised Christian, but it doesn't fit me anymore. I think that if I'm anything more than agnostic, I'm deist- the concept that a supreme being created us and then let us fend for ourselves. In that case, I would argue that God does not grant pregnancy, and therefore does not have a hand in destroying it, either.




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Mon, 01-14-2008 - 3:07pm
I don't believe god interferes in our day to day lives. I believe he is the creator of all and a place I can turn to when I need comfort/guidance but I don't think he gave me my pregnancies or took them away. Biology alone did that. Now had I got pregnant at a time in my life when I was celibate THEN i would chalk it up to GOD.








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Mon, 01-14-2008 - 3:13pm

"Now had I got pregnant at a time in my life when I was celibate THEN i would chalk it up to GOD."

Kind of like my old college roommate who thought she was pregnant when her boyfriend had ejaculated on the other side of the room.

In your case, it wouldn't have the fabulous ring to it that "virgin birth" does but it would certainly be impressive.




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Mon, 01-14-2008 - 3:21pm

>>In your case, it wouldn't have the fabulous ring to it that "virgin birth" does but it would certainly be impressive.<<

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Mon, 01-14-2008 - 3:22pm

"Kind of like my old college roommate who thought she was pregnant when her boyfriend had ejaculated on the other side of the room."


LOL!!!

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Mon, 01-14-2008 - 3:23pm
ITA!
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Mon, 01-14-2008 - 3:29pm

Now this is intresting stuff!


Well I believe in God.

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Registered: 01-13-2008
Mon, 01-14-2008 - 10:50pm

Actually being the daughter of an "ordained" minister, I believe I can explain the "believer" point of view a little for you. If God truly created life, then yes - he would have created the ability for women to get pregnant. But, after man was created, he was also given the power of choice. But the power of choice didn't come without consequence.


According to the bible, which most believers abide by in one form or another, everything was good and perfect in the Garden Of Eden. Until man was cast out of the Garden and made to live in a cruel, unforgiving world, suffering was not known. God also is said to have cast out angels to live on earth, one of which was Satan.


From what I learned growing up, God gives good, but it is the decision of man that ultimately will decide his fate. It is said that Satan is constantly working against the will of man because there is a constant power struggle between him and God to win human souls. Even God's son could not be protected here on Earth. That doesn't mean in the end God will not have the last word.


Since most miscarriages have no known cause, we claim that there were no natural forces (human or otherwise) working to termite the pregnancy purposefully. I think that miscarriages are natures way of telling the body that the baby was not properly formed and would not have survived.