Tuesday, June 10, 2003

Next up on the docket: God v. Rick Santorum

I'll bet nothing pisses the Christianists in the government off more than a liberal who really knows the Bible. Take, for example, Quiddity Quack who points out that the Bible is in opposition to Santorum and his "Unborn Victims of Violence Act."

Now, while I'm a person who doesn't like abortion (but feels that its criminalization would have some terrible consequences) it's very interesting to me to notice that the Bible verse quoted above is followed by this:

And if any mischief follow, then thou shalt give life for life, eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot, burning for burning, wound for wound, stripe for stripe. - Genesis, 21:23-25

Go read what Quiddity has to say about this and you'll see that the Bible itself treats a fetus as something different than a living human being! It suggests that, for killing an "unborn victim" a person should be made to pay a fine to that child's parents, but if you kill someone, you should be killed in return. It's fascinating that this has never been pointed out to me before.


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