generic1: has a very thoughtful post on abortion. He outlines a pro-choice stance, justified by the view that a fetus, while human, isn’t sufficiently developed to suffer enough to raise moral concerns about killing it.
By “raise” I think the debate is justified, certainly.
If Monty Python taught me anything, it’s that you should stop paying for the 5 minutes. Arguing with fucknoliberals is problematic because he:
And when you take all those tactics collectively, it paints the picture of someone who doesn’t want a discussion. There are a lot of conservatives on tumblr who want to restrict abortion rights. But the reason I initiated with fucknoliberals is because he presents an interesting avenue for debate: he’s a conservative atheist.
(Real Talk: It’s clear to a lot of us fuckyeahliberals that the abortion controversy isn’t about the metaphysical status of the fetus, but about sex. And that many of those sexual prohibitions are grounded in religious convictions. But his atheism left some wiggle room. And wiggle he did. On sex-ed, anyway.)
But he’s shown little interest in actual argument; he won’t undergird his rebuttals. And reengaging looks like a lot of tedious, heavy lifting. You have to connect every dot, and it’s obvious he knows better. Also, I have some non-tumblr readers who’ve expressed disinterest in that point-by-point thing.
But if this is a specific request, I’ll absolutely take the gloves back up again.