The Bible says sacrificing to Molech is forbidden. Where does it forbid abortion? The story of the red-hot statue was made up out of thin air by medieval rabbis. They had no idea what the sacrifice, if there was one, actually involved. The Bible never describes it. Archaeologists have found ritually burned children and animals in some parts of the Mediterranean world, but whether they were sacrifices to Molech or even sacrifices at all, as opposed to cremations of the already-dead, is unknown.
4/19/2009 4:17:49 PM
Indeed, God says:
"Hey, don't kill those children! I need them in order to punish them for the sins of their parents. Or to make them examples for others to learn from. Or to kill them off just because I feel like doling out some old-testament style justice."
4/19/2009 5:43:06 PM
because an ancient book can totally be "angry at this wicked generation"
4/19/2009 6:21:27 PM
The bible. Not self-updating.
4/19/2009 6:59:51 PM
Because clumps of non-sentient cells are the same as born babies, and abortion is a ritual sacrifice to appease (a) god(s).
Also, just curious, what is your source?
4/19/2009 9:23:12 PM
Is there any evidence of these alleged child sacrifices outside of the Bible anyway? Not exactly an unbiased source, after all...
4/19/2009 9:46:38 PM
Read the Bible. Your god has children slaughtered AND has commanded people to sacrifice their children.
4/19/2009 10:34:42 PM
If I had an abortion I'd probably sing some joyful songs afterwards. Probably in praise of a government that lets me make up my own mind.
4/20/2009 2:47:06 AM
Yeah, and the Phoenicians gave us glass, the alphabet and the Olympics! What exactly did we get for the smiting of Sodom & Gomorrah? Besides a bunch of dead babies with inhospitable parents?
4/20/2009 5:06:48 AM
MattithYah (or something) - I recently removed some skin flakes from my right ear. They were probably not on their way to become a baby, but a fetus in its early stages is not really much more.
4/20/2009 7:46:52 AM
When I got my abortion
I brought along my boyfriend
We got there an hour
Before the appointment
And outside the building
Were all these annoying
We tried to ignore them
I've had better days
But I don't care
Oasis got my letter in the mail
-- Amanda Palmer
(You mean a joyful noise like that?)
4/20/2009 8:32:50 AM
Jezebel's Evil Sister
Oh, I remember that fable. It's one of those where yahweh was so angry about another tribe sacrificing some of their children that he commanded the jews to go and kill everyone in that tribe - including said children. Yep, brillant way to save the kidlets.
But, seriously, we all know that child sacrifice is wrong. I mean it's not like god would allow his own son to be sacrificed ... oh, wait. Never mind.
4/20/2009 8:56:35 AM
Jephthah's daughter? Never heard of her.
4/20/2009 9:55:30 AM
If the people playing the drums were anything like Neil Peart, it would've been damn entertaining.
4/20/2009 7:52:16 PM
...did you really just compare women having abortions to people essentially lighting their children on fire and melting them alive?
4/24/2009 3:07:19 PM
RH has been utterly swamped by raving lunatics lately. My head almost exploded several times last time I ventured over there.
4/26/2009 11:48:20 PM
In fact, the Molech/Moloch story about sacrificing children is probably false. There's been no archaeological evidence that (1) there was even a god NAMED Moloch in their pantheon and (2) that human sacrifice occurred.
5/5/2009 9:54:26 AM
Book of Revelation:
22:21 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.
Oh, and you fucks in 2009 are totally screwed...
I know it's not there, but wouldn't that be fun?
12/2/2009 6:21:28 AM