Re: The Bible regarding life at conception
Doesn't seem all that complicated to me.
Let us, for the sake of simplicity, disregard the medical community’s ability to extend life both in the very young and the very old and just look at God given life. Since there seems to be no great debate on when a human is dead; no signs of non-assisted bodily functions such as respirations, heartbeat, brain activity, organ function, cellular division etc. We usually agree that that person dead. Most humans will then refer to this human a corpse. Until this last physiological state even if this person can no longer walk, talk, see, or communicate in any way with other humans and cannot exist and is totally dependant on other humans he/she still is a human life. The change in physiological state does not change what that human being was in the former state. In the case of the majority of full term survivorship, he was formerly an elderly human. Pryor to that he was a middle aged human, and before that he would have been an adolescent human and then a human child, then a human baby, then a human embryo, then human fetus and lastly a human zygote. Each of these stages in physiology does not make the person a non human. Once again:
An embryo is an individual, no matter how small.
When the embryo receives cells from the mother and the father,
it is neither the mother nor the father
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Last edited by sub-moa; 07-05-2012 at 09:00 PM..