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    value of harm done to a woman's pregnant condition.

    At many points similar to that in the Bible, everything blurs for me and I find the rest of its notions uninteresting to even attempt interpreting for the modern day.  It becomes and exercise in mapping one set of abstractions to real needs and fair consideration, which essentially becomes a subjective affair quite quickly.

    There is no word from God in this case, just many people who whose beliefs were cobbled together in a political fashion at some point, then edited, added-to, becoming inspiration for so many slash fiction branches, etc.

    The entire notion of God(s) is fanciful musing and hoping for some permanence in our particular existence, anyway.  I think that's a great emotional and philosophical endeavour to travel . . . but, taking the words of various believers and calling it God's/Goddess' "word' becomes so arbitrary that I really cannot be arsed to care about considering that mapping exercise seriously.

    Yes, it's fun to find all the contradictions and outright hypocrisies of extreme believers and the actual passages - this is an articulate and well-considered diary, after all - but, such arguments rarely make a dent in the worldview of mean and/or entrenched minds, I have found: they allow for any justification to support their groupthink and usually won't take competing or contrasting words into serious consideration.

    "So, please stay where you are. Don't move and don't panic. Don't take off your shoes! Jobs is on the way."

    by wader on Wed Nov 14, 2012 at 11:07:34 AM PST

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