Q:This is why the universe is so wonderous to me, because it is mysteriously intelligble through the laws of math and science. I don't have a claim of knowledge in my answer to your question. The only thing we can be in agreement is that there is some greater unknown force driving the change and orderliness of the universe.
superdarkivan replied to your post: THANK YOU FOR YOUR NON-STUPID ARGUEMENTS! They’re a breath of fresh air in the smog of BS pro-life claims. I don’t agree with many things you say, but I like that you rarely use religious points and actually back up your claims with sorces. I also like how you don’t hate gay people! You just don’t think they should get married, which is silly, but then again so is marriage. I mean really, without the government’s strangle-hold on it, not many people would be doing it.
yay.. Now I’m happy :)
how the hell so?
Think about the average surgery consent form. Do you want the surgery to be unsuccessful? No. Do you desire a bad outcome? No. Yet you have consented to both of those through signing the papers.
Think about the lottery. Do you want to loose? No. Yet you have consented to this possible outcome by buying the ticket.
I could go on, but you can make up more scenarios if you want :)
In the case of sex, you may not want to become pregnant. You may want to be pregnant. Either way, in having sex you have consented to each possible outcome occurring.
Q:Where do you stand with the death penalty?
I am against it. I share the views of the Catholic Church on this issue.
Assuming that the guilty party’s identity and responsibility have been fully determined, the traditional teaching of the Church does not exclude recourse to the death penalty, if this is the only possible way of effectively defending human lives against the unjust aggressor.
If, however, non-lethal means are sufficient to defend and protect people’s safety from the aggressor, authority will limit itself to such means, as these are more in keeping with the concrete conditions of the common good and more in conformity to the dignity of the human person.
Today, in fact, as a consequence of the possibilities which the state has for effectively preventing crime, by rendering one who has committed an offense incapable of doing harm - without definitely taking away from him the possibility of redeeming himself - the cases in which the execution of the offender is an absolute necessity “are very rare, if not practically nonexistent.”