- Mar 2, 2013
AGBF|1443802984|3934124 said:I am glad to hear that your religious beliefs are not entwined in in what you wrote. I need have no compunction in telling you that my beliefs differ from yours, therefore, without fear that I am discussing that forbidden topic: religion, which you have so assiduously avoided.
Unlike you, I do not believe that when an egg and sperm are first introduced that they are "a child". I do not believe that they are "a human being". I believe that in the first few hours, even days, after an egg and a sperm meet they are a couple of cells. They do not feel or think as humans do. They certainly do not go to school the way the children did in Newtown, Connecticut.
I avoided the topic of religion because: 1) it is against forum rules, and I am not trying to be banned, but to have a thoughtful discussion on the purported merits of more gun control; and, 2) because it truly is NOT the basis for my opinion.
Again, please do not assume to know my opinions on when life begins. If you want to be technical about it, we are all lumps of cells. But I actually share a similar opinion as you about the "cells/life" timeline, but when those cells do begin to form a heart, brain, body, etc., I do feel they warrant protection ... so they may one day have the opportunity to go to school the way the children did in Newtown, but hopefully with a far better outcome.