隔岸觀火

During the past 2 weeks, I’ve been reading lots of arguments pro and against "controversial" issues (controversial in terms of the world’s view, to me, the answers to these are straightforward) such as abortion and same-sex marriage. I see this as equipping myself with the reasoning I need in case I have to engage in discussions on these issues ever again (learned from the time when I tried defending traditional marriage at hocc.cc, won’t commit the same mistake again). I’ve learned not to voice out when I’m not ready yet… because voicing out without being prepared would only make others attack us more.
 
In addition to The Dawn Patrol, I also read about The Raving Atheist‘s comment on abortion/Planned Parenthood. Again, heated debates with over 100 comments firing back and forth. I was disappointed/angry about the negative comments targeted towards Catholic, words such as "hateful", "propaganda", "lies" are associated with the Church. I think logical discussion is alright and should enlighten both sides. But from their choice of words, I could only see that these people (perhaps they’re the majority in this world) already have prejudice towards Catholics… I could see how the few posters who indicated their pro-life + Catholic position get picked on… They look at every possible way to attack our beliefs. I’ve become pretty familiar with the arguments from the both sides by now.
 
Some of the great  comments which made me feel so sorry:

Of course, I feel sad when I see how people bash the Church like that, and how they value life this way… Without looking at this, it’s very hard for me to see how they view the issue:

  • life begins at conception? (they find it absurd.. which I find very absurd) where to draw the line? if a ferilized egg is a life, are the sperms sacred as well?
  • a zygote (they prefer scientific term like that, probably because that sounds more non-human) unwanted is better off killed
  • raising kid(s) under bad economic condition is silly and only do evil to this world by creating a vicious cycle, and the world is already overpopulated
  • pro-lifers are self-righteous, since they try imposing their thoughts on women who want to abort, they leave the women in guilt 
  • how could abortion hurt women?

Lord, help us not despair… This is precisely why I feel called to this cause.

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2 thoughts on “隔岸觀火

  1. Ami says:

    Rosa~~ I support you in this!! Sometimes I feel the same too, regarding the need to equip myself with reasonings so I can defend my beliefs. There are things that I feel totally absurd, yet when I face with people who strongly believes in them, I\’m always on the weaker side =( Sometimes I feel really helpless…… But then I\’m too lazy to do the research… hehe… So we probably should come out and chat more, and share our thoughts =)

  2. Rosa says:

    Thanks for your support =) Sometimes I wonder if I\’m just 攞黎煩, by being angry at things like these… But I think we should do the best I can la…

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