Samantha Bee has done a segment on her show that basically says what I have been saying for decades.
Please watch this
Fun stuff indeed. Thanks for the link.
One thing that has always sort of surprised me is the number of people who claim biblical adherence in their fight against abortion, when they really don't seem to grasp the bible's recurring message at all. They'll pick a single quote, misinterpret and contort it beyond all recognition, and somehow conclude from it that abortion is murder, totally ignoring the books repeated
message - which is that the soul enters the body with the first breath, and exits the body with the last. This is such a recurring biblical theme that there are more than 30 references to it, starting right from Genesis onward.
Many decades ago, while studying some forms of meditation, I wanted to do some research on how often the ancient religious texts around the world treated the process of breathing, as most meditations begin with a focus on the breath. Did any of them recognize, for example, how breathing can connect otherwise separate physiological systems within the body?
When I got around to studying the bible, I took a biblical concordance and looked up the words breath, breathe, breathing and breathed,
and discovered that those words appear approximately 68 or 70 times throughout the bible. In pursuit of my meditation investigation, I took the time to look up each and every chapter and verse referenced therein, and discovered that roughly half of them - more than 30
- referred directly
to the soul entering and leaving the body with the first and last breath respectively. And yet the allegedly bible adherent "christians" in this country don't seem to recognize the content of their own book. Go figure.
Since that time, I've learned a lot of other scientific aspects of the properties of zygotes, embryos, and fetuses, and it's quite clear that, while a nascent human body
is no doubt developing in the womb, the lights may be on, but there's nobody home. "WE" - all of us - don't "arrive" until the day of our birth. That just seems to be the way it is.
Happy President's Day!