Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Not What I'd Define As an "American Hero"

There are a few blogs I read, not because I agree with what they’re talking about but because they often give me things to think, blog, and rant about. I’m so middle of the road about most things and so non-confrontational that I never really get into Troll Wars on blogs, but there are times when I really just want to throw my hands up and say “What the hell are you talking about?”

I recently had an issue with the “celebrations” of the murder of Dr. Tiller. I don’t agree with abortion, but I do agree with choice. If a woman chooses to have an abortion, that decision is between her and God. As I may have said before, I don’t believe anybody has a right to speak for God. You can speak about him, you can tell of your own worship…heck, even though it’s not my thing, I don’t have an issue anymore with people who evangelize. As someone on another forum once said, it’s great that you’re so passionate about your beliefs. But it’s not for any of us to decide what God loves or hates. So when I found out that people were celebrating a murder in the name of God, I was pretty irritated.

On the other hand, I recently read in one of these blogs where Dr. Tiller was called an “American Hero.” Sorry, but I don’t agree with that either. He offered a service…a highly controversial service which has been called into question… but a service nonetheless. I don’t normally hear doctors who help cure cancer called American Heroes, or dentists called American Heroes. An abortion doctor is not an American hero. An American Hero is a soldier who fights for his country or does something that in some way impacts a greater portion of the country for the good.

Last I knew, abortion really hadn’t done much for the population as a whole.

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