Michael2502 Wrote:
Feb 10, 2013 1:15 PM
One of the things I finally realized about Christianity after many years is that believing in life after death implicitly means not really caring what happens in this life *except* with regard to how it impacts the next life. That is, rather than valuing this life for its own sake, Christianity actually devalues this life for its own sake & puts all value into the next life, making all value in this life relative to that life. Which is why Catholics can argue, "We're not going to abort your fetus even though it's killing you and it's going to die anyway when you die." They aren't concerned about the lives involved but about their own souls -- becoming a murderer to save a life is less preferable than letting someone die & keeping your soul.