Of all the questions people ask me, the most irrational one is: “Why are you pro-life if you don’t believe in God?”. Because of this, I have come up with a response: “Why are you pro-God if you don’t believe in Life?”.
I should hope the meaning of this is obvious, but there are always a few people who will not automatically get the message. For those, I am going to explain. The average Christian, Jew, Muslim, or Hindu just expects everyone to believe their god exists. Notice that I say “god” rather than “God” in this case because they all have their different god. It is not as though there is just one. The existence or the morality of ALL of them are debatable.
However, there are those who insist that their view is true and do not feel the need to prove it. This is great because I don’t want to debate them. However, if those same people insist that I need to prove that abortion is wrong, then they are hypocrites. Why is their faith in their god somehow more respected than my faith in Life. Notice that this time I say “Life” rather than “life”. That is because I am saying that, to me, Life is more relevant than any of their many gods they tell me about. I also believe that all living things are connected in such a way that killing someone else is the same as killing myself. I follow the Golden Rule.
You might like my other blog post about the Golden Rule: