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Monday, August 25, 2008

My Abortion Video


This is an excerpt of my post Ray: Liar, Lunatic, or Lacking regarding his video The Science of Evolution.

Inane Skit: Orangutan
If you looked up "inane" in the dictionary, I think you should find a picture of Ray Comfort, or at least of this video.

His post previous to this one was on abortion and how its a child with rights. Really? I was both anti-abortion rights and anti-abortion up until just a few months ago -- long after becoming an atheist. Now being both pro-abortion rights and pro-abortion, I shall make a video debunking the anti-abortionists. Behold, as I take a page out of Ray's book -- or a scene out of his video, as it were. Here is how I would produce my video:

I am unsure of how to first start off. I considered first to use a zygote (the product of fertilization) or perhaps an embryo, but then I thought I should approach it with some sort of strawman like Ray does. In that case, I should mix a sperm and an ovum in a Petri dish. Since they look pretty much the same to an observer, it doesn't really matter, so I will just go with the zygote.

First, I would take the zygote to a restaurant for lunch and order it a salad. I would try to converse with it and note how it isn't eating its food. It is not behaving as a person so, therefore, it's obviously not a person.

Next, I would call up eight airliners to see if I could take the zygote on the plane. When they say its a biological substance and must be stored, I would insist on a seat for it as it is a "person." When they won't budge, I will acknowledge that it is because they know it is intrinsically not a person.

Inane Skit: Interviewing the laity
Next, I would try to contact some reputable biologists to appear in my silly video. When they had better things to do, I would move on to lay people. They would sound like an expert on sexual reproduction at first, but with a little probing they'll admit they don't have any idea what they're talking about -- and any who do I will edit out. I would ask about haploid and diploid cells, zygotes and fertilization, gametes, mitosis, and diplontic life cycles and watch as they all fumble.

I will then create a blog where I claim to be trying to inform people and get them to become pro-abortion and insist it is out of my love for humanity and their well-being, but I will make sure to plug the video for profit at the bottom of my post.

Perhaps for my next video I will debunk the theory of relativity by interviewing the laity again. They'll sound like experts on gravity, but I will soon show they have no idea what they're talking about, thereby proving that people simply have unfounded faith in the theory tale of gravity.


Aerik said...

I was both anti-abortion rights and anti-abortion up until just a few months ago -- long after becoming an atheist.

Tell. That. Story.

Aerik said...

I'm making a quick second post to make sure this comment gets tracked at CoComment. I had forgotten to enable the extension for this thread.

Milo said...

Am I the only person in the world that has noticed the shift from "life begins at conception" to "human rights start at conception"? When did this happen? Rick Warren posed this question in his debate with the canidates and no one said boo. I would have answered the question "although human life begins at conception, (technically this is not true, human life continues through the fertilized egg-life comes from life) until it developes sufficiently it is not accorded human rights equal to born human beings." They are setting the stage not only to ban abortion, but to ban birth control pills, IUDs, the morning after pill, and stem cell research. Not to mention the potential legal nightmare for women- did she have a miscarriage or kill a baby? What about saving the life or health of a pregnant woman? If both have equal human rights, who gets precedence?