But of course, not all parties were pleased. Apparently SPL’s presence bothered some people. Like…really bothered some people. It bothered some people so much, in fact, that, rather than try to hear our arguments and engage in rational debate, they’ve not only run madly to the “you all hate women!” blinders, they’ve also added on a “and you’re all secretly Christian!” bonus.*
I have to say, that second part caught me by surprise. I didn’t realize that acknowledging some of the most basic facts of human development meant that I believe in an all-knowing all-loving all-powerful Being. Weird, right?
If anything, this knee-jerk reaction to any pro-life perspective further emphasizes the need for groups like Secular Pro-life. It seems religious affiliations have become so intertwined with the pro-life movement that some people refuse to believe pro-life secularists exist at all!
|A rare photograph of the Pro-life Atheist.|