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  •  The bottom line is that their belief is based... (0+ / 0-)

    on an opinion, and not a fact.  To my knowledge, NO ONE can prove that ensoulment takes place at conception.

    There is even another opinion out there that says that ensoulment doesn't take place until birth, or shortly thereafter.  Of course, that opinion cannot be proved either.

    The problems begin when these people ASSUME their opinion is a fact, and they begin to treat it as such.  As soon as that happens, any opinion that differs from their opinion is seen as worthless, as are the people who hold these different opinions.

    What they want to do is make their opinions legal, and therefore, more important than anyone else's opinions.  What that tells me is that their self-images are so damaged, that they can't handle having someone else's opinion be more important than their opinion.  And this is why they want to control ALL opinions, especially those that differ from their opinions.

    Many people would think these people have the "courage of their convictions."  Actually, it doesn't take much courage to have the courage of one's convictions.  All these people are really doing is closing their minds to any information that might threaten their convictions, most of which are simply opinions, and not facts.

    The real courage comes when a person is emotionally capable of examining their convictions, who can then allow other people to examine them as well.  Of course, when that happens, they run the risk of having to say "I might be wrong."  A person with a damaged self-image would find that very threatening.  

    It takes a lot more courage to admit one might be wrong, and change their conviction, than it does to hold onto it for dear life.  Or, in this case, hold onto it for the life of their ego, which is the part that is really being threatened.  That is why change is so threatening to a "conservative."  

    And for myself, I don't really want to be governed by someone else's unprovable opinion, as I'm sure they don't want to be governed by mine..

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