"How’s an atheist going to get on a huffing, puffing tirade about how evil certain policies or people are? ... The man who doesn’t believe in any transcendent truth is now going to harangue us about how evil we are." — Gordan Runyan

Thanks, @john

Believers should not be fearful. The nations may rage, but the story ends with our victory because Christ has overcome the world (Ps 2:1; Jn 16:33).

Believers should not be surprised when the world’s hostility grows and persecution becomes a legitimate threat. The mind that is set on the flesh is hostile to God (Ro 8:7). “If the world hates us,” Scripture says, “know that it has hated the Lord before it hated us” (Jn 15:18).

God does not call us to respond to the world’s rage with more rage. If possible, so far as it depends on us, we should strive to live peaceably with all (Ro 12:18). Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good (Ro 12:21).

Every human right has boundaries. We may allow a man to swing his fist in any direction for any reason he wants—good, bad, silly, indifferent—but his right ends at someone else’s face. He has a right to pursue happiness but never at the expense of someone else.

If someone believes unborn children are, in fact, people, it stands to reason he (or she) would rise to their defense and strive to outlaw abortion. Human dignity and justice are at stake. If he’s right, shame on him if he doesn’t stand up for the innocent and helpless.

All people have inestimable value and dignity and deserve honor, respect, and protection. Society should always have laws to prevent and correct injustices.

A would-be mother's freedom of choice was choosing to have sex. Her freedom continues as she chooses whether or not to give up the child for adoption. But if the child is a human life, the child’s right to live cannot be her choice.

When does human life begin? We need a sound, coherent answer before we can evaluate the matter of competing rights. If the unborn child is a person, a would-be mother’s right to pursue happiness ends before she takes the life of her child in that pursuit.

Christ is coming, and he will say to those who failed to defend the most weak and needy among us, “Truly, I say to you, as you did not do it to one of the least of these, you did not do it to me” (Ps 82:4; Mt 25:45). These people will go away into eternal punishment (Mt 25:46).

Children are a gift from God. They are his prized possession, which he shares with us. They are not a curse, an inconvenience, an interruption, or a liability. They are blessings.

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