Dear Bishop

March 7, 2008

and what about the violence
once they leave the womb?

12 Responses to “Dear Bishop”

  1. Polar Says:

    I was going to ask what this was in reference to (thinking it response to a quote) but when I saw the ‘Posted in’ I was illuminated. Thank you. Dobry.

  2. qazse Says:

    thank you for piecing it together!

  3. qazse Says:

    No really, I am often afraid something I post might not work.

  4. c Says:

    i am glad to see this, you, fresh after a brief repose.

    Having said that, i find that the question you’ve asked is filled with every aspect of the issue of poverty.

    i’ve read so much recently about folks’ hard earned money, what they want their taxes spent on and what they find unworthy spending of the gubment’s spoils. Sex education, abortions, education, family planning, community programs and health insurance are not high on the priority list. Such people prefer to fund the war and experiments about the life expectancy & edibility of cloned field mice.

    The thing that gets me is that those who are loudest in voicing anti-abortion, anti-poverty sentiment are also extremely vocal about those on welfare, social ‘handouts’ and miscreant youth.

    i could go on forever but it’s all there in that brilliant, loaded question of yours.

  5. Sorrow Says:

    a bit on the sarcastic side.. but I like the bite..

  6. qazse Says:

    and what about the violence
    once they leave the womb?

    The above was the original post to which polar and c refer.

    Sorry to mess up the original but I was compelled to go further… probably too far… but what the hay…

  7. qazse Says:

    solar, c, and sorrow: I was getting itchy to post. What I have been doing lately is quite different. Thank you for your regard.

  8. qazse Says:

    c – go on forever whenever you like, it is always moving.

  9. howard Says:

    The first two lines rang clear enough to me, but I came up in a setting where we talked about the womb (in terms of the unborn) all the time.

    I still remember when (but not how) I started wondering why the “pro-life” people around me weren’t nearly as concerned with the plight of children once they’d gotten out of the womb.

    I really like these moments from you, qazse, as well at the discussions they provoke.

  10. qazse Says:

    Thank you Howard. This world can be very hostile toward young single mothers and their children. Few are helped by the very groups who dissuaded them from abortion. Ironically,I submit, the systemic absence of true supports actually increases the probability of women choosing abortion.


  11. qazse Says:

    I lopped off the revision, it was too mean sounding. For the record here are the four lines I eliminated:

    would you sell your robes?
    would you lead by example?

    it is easy to talk pro life –
    much harder to live it.

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