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I've been following a few diaries, read a few comments, and watched 2 talk shows tonight. One diary in particular- Is Rape God's Will?- received several passionate and intelligent comments. One article or essay (it was on the right hand side) was incredibly written and enlightening.

The sub-title of my book: "Is America Stupid?" happens to be "Legitimate Rape, an Illegitimate President, and the Politics of Nonsense." So, you can see that this issue has my attention.

Here's what i don't understand- the diary i mentioned above quotes John 15:12- "This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you" The writer substituted "will" for commandment. So, not being a Bible expert- I wonder why that's not good enough for Christians. Instead, they (like Mourdock) have to take it all the way to where everything is God's will- even pregnancy through rape.

I want to throw something out. Someone asked today on one of the shows i was watching, "What's the deal with Republicans and rape? Why are they always going there?" I'm guessing that their fantasy of rape must be strong. I think that it's stronger than the logic they use to try to fool themselves and others.

I wrote in my book (it's obvious that the sub-title was a gift from Todd Akin) that the scary part is that there are many other Republicans in Congress who think this way. Why are millions of women going to vote Republican?

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  •  The original is ἐντολὴ (3+ / 0-)
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    cosette, wader, Meteor Blades

    which describes some kind of active command, so you can translate it as commandment, order, prescription, etc.  Will is okay here, if a little less specific (i.e. will isn't necessarily prescriptive.)

    Saint, n. A dead sinner revised and edited. - Ambrose Bierce

    by pico on Wed Oct 24, 2012 at 10:55:27 PM PDT

  •  'Personhood' Amendment is GOP Platform Plank (1+ / 0-)
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    Meteor Blades

    Mr. Mourdock merely mimicked the GOP party platform that calls for a 'Personhood' Amendment.

    It's not just a few Republicans, it's their Party Platform to outlaw all abortions (since a fetus would have Constitutional rights).

    A vote for any Republican is a vote that believes:

    Rape (that begets children) is Gods will.

    Rape is Gods will.


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