Sooooooooooooo JRKmommy left me two comments in two previous threads so it was blocked by Blogspot's comment moderation. I have set my blog to automatically put comments on old threads as pending in order to avoid spam.
In general, I will not be accepting comments on an old thread and if you have something to say on an old thread, please say it in the latest thread. Thanks.
Anyways, since I need something to post about, here are JRK's 2 comments and my repsonses:
The first one is about abortion.
>> It's a health issue issue when a rheumatologist can't refer a woman with severe, unstable lupus for an abortion in her 14th week because the hospitals don't offer it anymore due to fear of protesters. It's a health issue when a woman in her 20th week with ruptured membranes and a raging infection ends up dying because the Catholic hospital refuses to operate as long as there is a fetal heartbeat. My husband was involved in the first case, my brother-in-law in the second. There is nothing "pro-life" about letting women die.
By JRKmommy on Abortion Is Not A Health Issue at 6:28 AM
I am (along with mainstream pro-lifers) ok with abortion in the case where the mother's life are at risk.
The second one is about the Jesus issue. One I'd rather not discussed but JRK brought it up.
>> 1. The penalty for pre-marital sex is marriage, not death. 2. Betulah is used more often than almah in the Tanach, and it is the term used when referring to a technical, hymen-intact, never-had-sex virgin. While in other instances almah may happen to be used to describe a young single woman, it doesn't have the same technical virgin connotation. 3. Even if almah refers to a girl who happens to be a virgin in other cases, you'd usually presume that a woman who conceives is not, by definition, a virgin. If not, you'd expect the text to highlight this fact by using betulah to make it crystal-clear that this was something that would defy nature. Out of curiosity - why do you call yourself a secular Jew instead of a Christian?
By JRKmommy on Shalmo The Dishonest Debater
1. The penalty for rape is marriage (Deuteronomy 22:28-29) and the penalty for premarital sex is asta lavista baby kaploooww!!!!! (Deuteronomy 22:13-21).
Look, the bible simply does not deliniate almah and betulah as specifically as anti-missionaries claim. God used the two words interchangeably.
As for your last question of what I call myself, I'll leave that for you to meditate on. XD
Thanks for posting.