Thursday, 21 February 2008

PedgeHog, you rock!

The PedgeHog has a piece about dealing with moral codes that conflict with her own that was inspired by the protesters at the clinic at Home. As much as I would get a kick out of anti-choicers with a big red "ASSHOLE" on their foreheads I think she does a great job dealing with her feelings respectfully for the most part. She in never mean for the sake of being mean and I can tell that she has respect for the fact that these people feel as strongly as they do.

The strength of their beliefs does not stop them from being wrong. There are absolute truths out there, and one of them is that it is always wrong to interfere with what an adult voluntarily does to his or her own body. I would like to point out that PedgeHog is validly pissed off that these people are trying to interfere with the bodies of women. They need to understand that they cannot control other bodies, and that they are wrong to try. Their god gave us free will and reign over our bodies, who are they to interfere with god's work?

It's almost impossible to respect the beliefs of other people when the very center of your being screams "THAT'S JUST FUCKING WRONG!" but we have to, at least on the surface. The most we can really do is respect feelings. We can respect that people feel strongly about something, but we do not have to respect the thing they feel strongly about. I think that The PedgeHog is doing very well working through such problems. She is out there, doing what she knows is right. She is expressing her disgust with the protesters by showing up every week, and not stooping to their level.

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