Started by Brian Stoffregen, November 18, 2019, 04:39:10 PM
Quote from: peter_speckhard on November 18, 2019, 05:06:48 PMSuch an ironic post in this forum, given that Forum Letter editor Richard Neuhaus played a role not only in the national Civil Rights movement on race but also in the battle against abortion, which he saw as a natural extension of the same battle. Instead of shoe-horning the topic into tired political tropes by which all things conservatives are racist, why not look for a more astute cultural critic than Bolz-Weber?
Quote from: Brian Stoffregen on November 18, 2019, 11:13:25 PMI do believe that NBW is right about the earlier Christian view that life began at birth. I've read in other places that that's when the Roman Church considered the soul entered the body with the first breath.
Quote from: Dan Fienen on November 19, 2019, 12:29:18 AMAs I recall the Didache forbade abortion and at least some of the other early Fathers. Whatever they may or may not have speculated about ensoulment, to suggest that Christian opposition began as an outgrowth of resistance to integration is clearly historically wrong.