For those who are not familiar with the books, Blaine the Mono was an artificial intelligence that had massive amounts of data at his disposal but was also influenced by an evil force.
Instead, here, I am only analysing your arguments. You are not presenting any data, a crucial point of my argument, and I am not drawing on any so masses of data are not involved here. You are presenting only a claim on faith or prejudice with arguments demonstrated to be incoherrent.
As for evil and good. Well, historically it is religions that have been most evil - by a long way. But really too it is a topic irrelevent to the matter at hand here - the question of determining whether abortion is murder - which can be answered without changing the subject to matters of evil and good.
This is how the bible perverts the minds of its followers. It teaches that infidels are evil! Despite masses of disconfirming evidence.
When life begins is not the legal issue. It is when a fetus becomes a living human being that is the legal issue. It is currently established that a fetus, in legal terms only, is not a living human being subject to the protection of law as a living human being until it draws it's first breath after birth. I believe that is the way it is currently. I could be off by a delivery or so
Theologically, there are quite a few variances of thought on when the soul enters the fetus or even if it enters on the baby's first drawn breath outside of the womb. Everyone can cite some scripture in claim of their particular belief as to the when the living fetus becomes a spiritual human being.
The bottom line is that this should not even be a discussion in this day and age where avoiding pregnancy is such an easy thing to do.
When life begins is not the legal issue. It is when a fetus becomes a living human being that is the legal issue.
Theologically, there are quite a few variances of thought on when the soul enters the fetus or even if it enters on the baby's first drawn breath outside of the womb.
For some the definition of life in this context is precisely when a fetus become a living human being.
Souls, well, now, that's ghosts and stuff, isn't it? Are they not supposed to be indestructible meaning they enter bodies, hang around while that body is living, and then move off some place else. Maybe the soul entering the fetus has a change of mind and is later only too glad that you have set it free to find another fetus.
I do believe there needs to be an arbitrary cut-off point. Like speed limits on roads. In towns here in the UK it is 30 mph. Not 31mph or 29mph. It is arbitrarily rounded to 30mph.
Perhaps arbitrarily it could be said some small degree of anguish might be experienced by the fetus after 60 days? Maybe somewhere there should be a cut-off?
The problem with an arbitrary point for life is that it is so ... arbitrary. So life is legally protected at day thirty and not twenty nine? Are we absolutely sure we know when day one occured? If I challenged this arbitrary point in court, how would the defence present its case?
Preach the Gospel at all times - if necessary, use words. St. Francis of Assisi
Not with the Atheist, with the truth. Hitler believed London was the capital of England. If I told you I also believed London was the capital of England you would probably tell me you somehow figured I'd side with Hitler.