19th June 2011

“Life does not begin at conception; both the egg and sperm are alive. For all we know, eggs and sperm might have 'half souls'. Of course, this is just a silly conjecture – and that is the point. Yet it is a similar theological conjecture that forms the basis of the absolutist anti-choice contingent's argument. And it is pursued to the detriment of more compelling arguments.”


3 Responses to “19th June 2011”

  1. archaeopteryx Says:

    For theologians (pursuers of an empty subject) conjecture equals absolute truth.

  2. R J Says:

    hey arch……………

    very well put !!!!!

    who knows…………..one day your thought may wind up as a topic ( ! ) right here on

    QOTD !!!

  3. archaeopteryx Says:

    Thank you, R J. I like this definition of a theologian: “a blind, deaf person in an unlit cellar, at midnight, hunting for a black cat that isn’t there”.