The following is a comment on one of my YouTube Vlogs on the pro-life issue and my response.
This shows you how confused is our postmodernist generation of the 21st century. When someone says, “ I can’t push my beliefs on someone else,” they are actually stating a belief.
Not pushing your beliefs on someone is pushing your beliefs.
As Nietzsche (who was right sometimes) said: “Not to decide is to decide.”
Or as Cornelius Van Til argued, there is no such thing as a statement of belief that contains moral neutrality.
missmelpol: I don’t believe in having an abortion, but that is MY BELIEF. I can’t push my beliefs on someone else. I thought that was why we had a freedom of religion or speech and all that good stuff.
jcr4runner: The question is: “Why do you think abortion is wrong?” Is it because:
1. You don’t like abortion?
- or -
2. Abortion is murder?
If it is simple a question of likes and dislikes, then no you don’t have the right to enforce a mere opinion. But if abortion is murder, it is a moral law that transcends personal opinion. It can’t be “murder” for one person and “not murder” for another depending on how one feels at the moment.