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For those anti-abortionists who continue to argue that even a single living human cell with its own unique DNA qualifies as a living being with all the rights that brings: Please research "Henrietta Lacks" and her HELA cells, and then answer me a simple question. Do you actually insist that "Henrietta Lacks" is still alive?
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I'm afraid you misunderstood me about a couple of important things +Ryan Ostendorf.

First of all I was not talking about miscarriages. And secondly conception is the implantation of the fertilized ovum in the uterine wall, this is a separate event from fertilization which occurs in the Fallopian tubes.

I don't doubt the emotional investment and toll a miscarriage entails, but you may not even be aware that for every miscarriage and pregnancy in your personal history several fertilized ovum have been expunged or reabsorbed or otherwise naturally not brought to conception (as defined above).

If all these would be human life with souls in heaven hell or limbo, then those souls would vastly outnumber anyone ever born.

If this would be the case, then anyone who believes that this natural occurrence is the result of the creation by a god who willingly creates ensouled pre-infants in a situation with such low chances of survival could not possibly agree that this is an intelligent or efficient or even remotely moral construction. If the human reproduction system is a wonder created by god, then ensoulment before the establishment of a viable embryo or fetus is just lazy, crude and cruel. It just doesn't add up.
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"He had a long silver chain and hanging at the end of the chain the quite prominent silver cross. You know, the sort of cross you might wear if you’re a fan of intersections or the lower case letter ‘t’. Or probably most commonly if you are a fan of apparatus of first century Romans put to death and torturer Jewish insurgents. "

- Tim Minchin
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"Rational arguments usually don't work on religious people. Otherwise there would be no religious people."

-Dr. House
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Wouldn't it be more appropriate to hold a prayer service in a church or another private venue? Certainly the intended audience (assuming god) would hear it equally regardless the location.

Being a priest, maybe he should clarify what the bible says about turning prayer into a public spectacle?!
 
Bryan Kemper and I about to start leading a prayer service outside Planned Parenthood in Kansas.
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"so long as you're not making a dramatic show of it"

I don't disagree with you +Adam Nymann. But have you seen the PA system, the media and the audience present? I'm pretty sure this counts as "a dramatic show"!
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Show of hands, who's a "bedtime procrastinator"? #Thrive
Researchers in the Netherlands pinpoint a dumb reason you don’t get enough sleep.
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Has anyone seen this shit? http://www.conservapedia.com/Atheist

There are people what use this as their source for information ffs.
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I cannot believe that they spread this bullshit propaganda
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What a fucking bitch this +Birgit Jones is. I wish these idiots would mind their own business.
 
Cancer, ALS, or other diseases - an ethical cure must never come at the expense of the life of another.
It seems many people still don't realize that the ALS Association (ALSA) condones and uses Embryonic Stem Cell research - and thus negates the ALSA as potential recipients of our charitable efforts. Last week I authored a pie...
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Or at least stop lying.  "Created for experimentation," indeed.
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Atheists often get the comment that god's existence is self-evident and should be the null hypothesis, putting the burden of proof on atheists... Having Christianity summed up like this should illustrate why we consider that a dubious position...
 
It all sounds so logical
WHY can't athiests just believe...
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Btw: I still don't see how premis A relates to any of the 4 propositions. To me there is still no link. What is the meaning you are deriving from the premise. And how does it relate to each proposal?
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