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Voila! And, here I am. If those damn atheists could see me now, one tiny, buzzing, healthy, thinking zygote. The soul lives!

Mom, you don’t realise what you are missing out on. I hear you and I know. You don’t believe. Mom, please! Don’t go through with it!

You agent of hell! Mom, don’t let him near me! I am people too! Pro Life!

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  1. Ahfl_icon THX 0477

    Very different perspective and challenging…kind of chilling in a way too. Nicely done.

  2. Avatar Oy

    What does atheism have to do with pro-life or pro-choice? Although some people become pro-life for religious reasons, that is not the only reason. -2 pencils for stereotyping.

  3. Avatar ronmurp

    Thanks Oy, I’ll take any pencils going. But to respond to your point, the idea that there is a soul and it comes into existence or enters the body at the time of conception is based on theistic concepts of life. None theists who don’t believe in a soul but do believe in ‘life’, whatever that may be, and who are ‘pro-life’, may also use conception as a convenient definition for the beginning of life, primarily for nebulous ideas about what life is and more specifically what particular life is important to them. In the context of this story, which refers to the soul, the stereotype is pertinent. But really, isn’t life just complex chemistry in what appears to be a deterministic system, but which is sufficiently complex to appear totally non-deterministic and mysterious to the ‘self-aware’ organisms that contemplate themselves. Seems to me that in the face of such awesome complexity the self same organisms have an in-built safety mechanism that drives them to make shit up.

  4. Avatar ronmurp

    Mmmm, my comment was longer than my story.

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