Daily Archives: April 20, 2010
It’s nice to read a heartwarming story for a change:
Despite protests and pressure from feminists and pro-abortion groups, an 11-year-old girl in the Mexican city of Chetumal has refused to undergo an abortion. The young girl explained her decision saying that she understands, “a life is growing in her womb.”
Good for her! Her child didn’t ask to be born under these trying circumstances, so why punish the child by killing it? It doesn’t make sense. What to do with the child can be decided at a different time. The important thing here is that new life be loved and preserved.
I am a Christian first. But I belong to a wider category of people who are called theists. The only thing that we all have in common is that we believe in a force greater than ourselves, which we believe to be deity, and that we worship.
When one theist says something stupid, it makes all of us look bad. Witness:
Many women who dress inappropriately … cause youths to go astray, taint their chastity and incite extramarital sex in society, which increases earthquakes. Calamities are the result of people’s deeds. We have no way but conform to Islam to ward off dangers. (source)
So said Ayatollah Kazem Sedighi, a hardline Muslim leader.
All this time, I thought it was because Iran was situated near a nexus of faultlines. Silly me!