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    Indiana Republican: When life begins from rape, "God intended" it [W:266]

    Indiana Republican: When life begins from rape, God intended it | Reuters

    (Reuters) - Richard Mourdock, the Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate in Indiana, said in a debate on Tuesday that "even when life begins with that horrible situation of rape, that is something that God intended to happen."

    The remark drew criticism from his Democratic opponent, congressman Joe Donnelly, as well as from Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's camp - even as Mourdock defended his word
    Honestly, I think it is a reasonable and somewhat consistent position, although I don't agree with it. From the standpoint of someone trying to get elected in a close race with an unusually strong Libertarian candidate to splinter the Republican vote, it was just a stupid thing to say though. If it plays anything like Todd Akin's comment did, Joe Donnelly will take the senate seat from the Republicans in Indiana. I'd pretty much given up hope for the Republicans to take the senate this year anyway. Things looking very good for the GOP in 2014 though.
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    re: Indiana Republican: When life begins from rape, "God intended" it [W:266]

    Stop complaining! Romney Halloween masks are outselling the Obama ones. And by history which mask sells more is a surefire indication that candidate will win!

    But that said, what this Murdoch person has said is an abomination, an absolute abomination along the same line as that Todd Akin who said rape is legitimate. Now, one can expect that the incidences of rape will increase ten fold. Folks, this insanity has got to stop! One can put the mind set of this Akin and Murdoch in the same category of madness as the taliban and others of their kind with their demented views.

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    re: Indiana Republican: When life begins from rape, "God intended" it [W:266]

    I think it's an excellent illustration of the mentality of some candidates that make you wonder about all of them.

    I'm sure god is thrilled with the free publicity.

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    re: Indiana Republican: When life begins from rape, "God intended" it [W:266]

    Ok.

    The child, the fetus, is indeed blameless. He isn't to blame for the actions of his "biological father" or "mother" because women also rape men sometimes.

    Anyway. I consider that a woman shouldn't have to go through 9 months of pregnancy, plus birth pains, plus the changing of the body that comes with birth... because of some scumbag. And she especially shouldn't have to go through it alone, without a caring father. And the child shouldn't raise without a caring father either. So abortion should be an option regardless of what some idiot who claims he can speak for God says. Unless you're the head of the Church and have a correct life and live in accordance to the religion you preach and its symbols, stfu. You can't presume to "know" what God wants.

    You can be certain of a few things. What are the pillars of said religion. If you happen to a Christian, a fundamental rule of Christianity is FREE WILL. If GOD gives mankind FREE WILL, who are you, as an individual, to deny FREE WILL on some very important issues to other men and women.

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    re: Indiana Republican: When life begins from rape, "God intended" it [W:266]

    Quote Originally Posted by Glowpun View Post
    One can put the mind set of this Akin and Murdoch in the same category of madness as the taliban and others of their kind with their demented views.
    I don't think that's true. Although I disagree with their views, and Akin said a lot that was just factually wrong, I can understand the reasoning behind their views and I think they are logically consistent. I also don't believe they've descended anywhere near the levels of madness as blowing up schools and assassinating 11 year olds.
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    re: Indiana Republican: When life begins from rape, "God intended" it [W:266]

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    Indiana Republican: When life begins from rape, God intended it | Reuters



    Honestly, I think it is a reasonable and somewhat consistent position, although I don't agree with it. From the standpoint of someone trying to get elected in a close race with an unusually strong Libertarian candidate to splinter the Republican vote, it was just a stupid thing to say though. If it plays anything like Todd Akin's comment did, Joe Donnelly will take the senate seat from the Republicans in Indiana. I'd pretty much given up hope for the Republicans to take the senate this year anyway. Things looking very good for the GOP in 2014 though.
    As worded, I don't see that phrase as reasonable. "God intended" is a theologically loaded phrase. The nature of the human will and its role in the designs of God makes the relationship between "God's intentions" and human events mysterious.
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    re: Indiana Republican: When life begins from rape, "God intended" it [W:266]

    That was one of the sickest things I've seen. Now are we going to see rapists claiming in court, "God told me to rape her. It's his will."?

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    re: Indiana Republican: When life begins from rape, "God intended" it [W:266]

    Quote Originally Posted by Luna Tick View Post
    That was one of the sickest things I've seen. Now are we going to see rapists claiming in court, "God told me to rape her. It's his will."?
    Yes in a GOP lead country that will be the law.. just as it is in many Muslim countries who all live in the 1400s still.

    And Romney agrees and backs this guy and has even campaigned for him...
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    re: Indiana Republican: When life begins from rape, "God intended" it [W:266]

    In essence he is just saying that rapists are doing God's work. What's the big deal?


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    re: Indiana Republican: When life begins from rape, "God intended" it [W:266]

    It is not our goal to figure out God's intentions, but rather obey his commands so that we may be part of his intentions.

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