2012-03-16 22:17:25 on Home alone; what should I eat?
Pizza. I have one in the freezer reserved for dinner tomorrow.
2012-03-16 22:11:28 on I hate being so pale!
There’s nothing wrong with being pale. After getting burned by the sun I wouldn’t want to ever try to get a tan. It’s not worth the risk. When it comes down to it, I’d rather be pale and healthy than sunburned and potentially a skin cancer victim.
2012-03-16 12:47:53 on QUESTION QUESTION!
Good. I was tired of having an odd number of friends. :-)
2012-03-16 12:44:49 on QUESTION QUESTION!
2012-03-16 12:40:36 on QUESTION QUESTION!
I don’t think abortion could considered murder - at least not in the stricted sense of the word.
Let’s consider the following:
First: imagine that a bank robber intentionally shoots at the hand of a cashier who is reaching for an alarm button, and the bullet completely destroys the woman’s thumb. Here we have the intentional killing of innocent human life: he shot at her hand, not at her head or heart; and it was, after all, not a horse’s hoof nor a dog’s paw, but a human hand!
Notice: I once again did not use the term “a life.” Why? Because, while no one can deny that this thumb was innocent human life which was intentionally killed, the term “a life” is misused by some in the abortion debate to refer to more than merely living human tissue: it is, instead, a euphemism for “personhood.”
Second: imagine that someone has been mugged, is brain-dead, but still exists only because of life-support equipment. Then, at the request of his family, physicians unplug the patient from those machines, and he dies. The physicians are not arrested. Nor are they charged with murder. Instead, the state’s attorney upgrades the original charge against the man’s attacker from assault to murder. Why? The beating obviously did not kill the victim’s body which was alive until the machines were stopped. What did the beating kill? It killed the victim’s brain-which itself was innocent human life. Had it been his thumb, his kidney, or his lung that was killed, no charge of murder would have been contemplated. But the brain is special: it is the organ of personhood. When someone intentionally kills an innocent living, mature and fully functioning human brain, he has also killed a person; and that destruction is what constitutes “murder.”
2012-03-16 12:29:32 on QUESTION QUESTION!
[quote ST✪P ★ K❂NY]is miscarriage suicide?[/quote]
Only if it’s a miscarriage of justice.
Actually, I don’t believe a miscarriage is suicide, or any form thereof.
A miscarriage is simply a miscarriage. Does that make sense?
2012-03-16 12:19:52 on QUESTION QUESTION!
Perhaps you meant to type “abortion” but some unconscious aspect of your mind was thinking about “suicide,” which may be indicative of some hidden interest you possibly have in the realm of suicide.
2012-03-16 11:57:36 on QUESTION QUESTION!
I am thinking about circular reasoning for no apparent reason now.
A: What is the definition of legal?
B: Anything that is not illegal.
2012-03-16 11:46:35 on QUESTION QUESTION!
Nevermind. I expanded the map and saw that it was illegal in a few other places as well.
2012-03-16 11:42:04 on QUESTION QUESTION!
[quote mindhealer][quote mindhealer]Here’s a map of the world, colored to indicate abortion legality in different countries:
It seems that the legality of abortion differs by continent. It is illegal in South America and Africa, legal in North America and ‘Eurasia’, and variable in Australia.[/quote]
I noticed that too. It appears abortion in illegal in only a tiny portion of South America.
2012-03-16 11:32:12 on QUESTION QUESTION!
I initially thought of boxing gloves for some strange reason.
2012-03-16 11:22:13 on QUESTION QUESTION!
I like the way that word rolls off the tongue.
2012-03-16 11:18:49 on QUESTION QUESTION!
Alas, I think we have all digressed here.
2012-03-16 11:08:17 on QUESTION QUESTION!
I think I had another special moment.
2012-03-16 11:00:30 on QUESTION QUESTION!
That’s true. It just wouldn’t make any logical sense. I think it’s kind of like saying murder is defined as murder. But that is not actually defining what murder is.