As an atheist, I routinely work with my Christian friends to end the tragedy of abortion. Incredibly, the path we walk often winds through a desolate and barren landscape. Prior to reaching out to these few good men and women, I was under the impression that I would be overwhelmed by the daily activity of those who follow a deity founded on a clear set of principles underscored by the sanctity of human life. I couldn’t have been more mistaken.
I understand that pro-life atheists are as difficult to find as unicorns and leprechauns, but I fully expected to fill my calendar with a myriad of pro-life events sponsored by churches and the clergy that lead them. I wondered if there would be room for me given the outpouring of support that would surely result from the urgent need to meet the demands of their calling. What I discovered only furthered my loss of ‘faith’ in humanity.
When we aren’t fighting to end abortion, the end of abortion is being delayed.
Just like atheists must deny the central foundations of science to support abortion, Christians must deny the central tenets of their gospel, the very word of their God. Pro-abortion atheists must reject the science that unequivocally demonstrates through direct observation and measurement that every human life begins at fertilization. Christians must not only deny this simple truth, but also the commandment of the God they claim is infallible and omnipotent. According to their beliefs, they do this at great peril to their souls. Yet they persist in either supporting the right of a mother to kill her child — one of their God’s own children, or doing little to nothing to protect them.
But all is not lost. Although there are relatively few Christians who will lift a finger to end the killing (and far fewer atheists), the minority that do labor on behalf of those scheduled to die today are motivated like no other group of people I have met — for any cause.
If you are a Christian and truly believe the word of your God, not just the word of your religious leaders, I implore you to not let this atheist do more to protect His children than you do. Imagine standing for your judgement and having to explain why an atheist fought harder to protect defenseless children than you did.
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