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    Wednesday, August 08, 2007

    Still stuck with Adam and Eve


    Lots of people don't believe in God.
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    And for those of us who do believe, we have been given an unfair advantage; the gift of Faith.
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    "Believe me that I am in the Father and the Father is in me, or else, believe because of the works themselves."
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    I have seen the "works" in my life. This is most unfair, and I fear some payment is due to the devil in balance for such gifts. For whenever I am tempted with the same arguments against God that unbelievers live by, I remember the works I have seen, and am compelled to remain an adopted son.
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    So Faith is all gift it seems. Which should cause much compassion for those without.
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    The current storm of human rights regarding sexuality is pushing God's design to the limit. Man and woman he created them. Yet civil liberties are loud to put an end to this.
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    Two women and no supposed father. This still can not be since the father, although usually anonymous, is still necessary and exists in lesbian birthing. He is simply ignored. And unlike Mr. Cheney, I do not agree that it is a happy couple or circumstance.
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    Two men and no supposed mother also still can not be, since some mother gave birth somewhere. She is simply ignored also. Unlike lesbian birthing, the two boys must adopt some abandoned helpless child. There can not be but few among us that do not know in their gut that young boys coming of age can not be abandoned to homosexual men behind closed doors.
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    So God's design of man and woman still holds, although civil liberties and science are struggling mightily against it. Like abortion, these liberties succeed by ignoring the facts of life.
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    Just as I can not ignore the works I have seen which unfairly keep me faithful, these people without faith can not ignore the contorted works that produce their play houses. Somewhere down deep and forever there will always be that reminder which is perhaps their works to see, their conscience nagging them about the tree of knowledge that has led them astray.
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    And so perhaps all things are ultimately fair. Perhaps it's a gift not taken rather than a gift not not offered.
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    Just in case, I still here and there pray for some works, a little miricle in the unbeliever's life to make faith unavoidable. Unfair to the devil I know, and in justice to him there's probably a price to be paid, but worth it I think.
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    Somewhere someone probably prayed for me in the same way, and somewhere someone paid the price.
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    The case started in 2000 when the physicians, Christine Brody and Douglas Fenton, refused to perform IVF for Guadalupe Benitez, a lesbian who lives with her partner in an area north of San Diego. Benitez in 2001 sued the physicians, claiming that they violated California's anti-discrimination laws that protect gays and lesbians.
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    USA Today on Friday also examined how physicians are becoming "more assertive in refusing to treat patients for religious reasons." According to USA Today, physicians have refused to provide abortions and IVF; to use fetal tissue; or to prescribe certain drugs, including Viagra. According to USA Today, the "shift" is "prompting a new round of debate in courts and state legislatures over the balance between protecting" physicians' constitutional right to religious freedom and upholding anti-discrimination laws.
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    According to Jill Morrison, legal counsel to the National Women's Law Center, the distinguishing factor in the case is that Brody and Fenton refused to perform IVF for one patient, even though they provide the procedure to other women. "Usually, providers who object to certain services object to them for everyone," Morrison said, adding, "In this case, they don't object to the service, just the patient."

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