8:18 AM — Every Sperm is Sacred
Islamic clerics in Iran are more liberal than American Evangelist priests (CNN article
). They say the soul only enters the unborn child at four months of gestation.
The attitude of all of the above makes me wonder. Should we have funerals for spontaneous abortions and miscarriages? Can Christians "legally" give last rites to an individual whom was never baptised? Does this mean that foeti that are miscarried go straight to Hell, since they haven't had their Original Sin expunged? Is a miscarriage a suicide? Or maybe the mother is murdering the baby? If Mormons can baptise unbaptised people, can they also give them funerals? "In the name of the Holy Father, I baptise you, blastocyst number 3418211."
And this isn't even getting into the issue of whether sperm and eggs are alive. (Go, Monty Python!)