"I am coming to the conclusion that God made every baby for a purpose.God had a plan for us before we were even formed, so He does have a plan for every baby.He loves all of us, including the unborn.People are made in God's image, they are humans. We need to respect our fellow humans."
What Jon doesn’t get here is that his brief and no doubt heart felt letter is just chocked full of fallacies, delusion, and contradiction. Let’s dissect it:
“I am coming to the conclusion that God made every baby for a purpose.”
“God had a plan for us before we were even formed, so He does have a plan for every baby.”
Really? So spontaneous abortion / miscarriages, which represent approximately half of the abortions in the US were part of God’s plan for those babies? They were planned as what… land fill? Nice plan.
And, what exactly was God’s plan for the zygotes that became Hitler, Jim Jones, David Koresh, Pol Pot, Timothy McVeigh, the 911 terrorists, etc., etc., etc.? His plan was for them was to be born to destroy, cause suffering, pain, death, and horror? They were born as part of God’s plan to help thin the population of European Jews, gullible Christian believers, millions of innocent Cambodians, and the population of Oklahoma and NY City?
Since God knows in advance the outcome of all things, God’s plans thus must be psychopathically inspired. You’d think a sane and omniscient god would have planned better by causing those fiend babies to be spontaneously aborted. Guess not.
“He loves all of us, including the unborn.”
Well, God sure has a strange way of showing his love. I love my sons, but I don’t demonstrate that love by subjecting them to hideous and agonizing painful deaths by AIDs, Ebola, starvation, dysentery, etc. as this God seems to do to his children. They die this way by the ten’s of thousands each day throughout the third world… infants, toddlers.
“People are made in God's image, they are humans.”
The truth of the matter is that the bible means “character” when it says “image”, as most Christian apologists / scholars will tell us. Image does not mean “form”. But more to the point, the reverse is true: Man created God / gods in Man’s image. All God’s have the same jealousy, anger, vindictiveness, and remarkable capacity for inhuman treatment toward their “creations” as man has toward his fellow man …only more so. The Old Testament testifies to that. Any subsequent divine personality changes / makeovers, are the result of Man’s doing as well.
Naturally all this would be dismissed by Jon in the usual manner of the unthinking and senseless theist apologists: “God works in strange and mysterious ways.” ; “Who are we to understand God’s plan?”; “God’s mercy in killing those children IS his love.”; "The devil made them do it!" … etc., etc., etc…ad nauseum.
So about the only thing Jon got right in his letter was his admonishment to respect our fellow human beings. One needn’t invoke a god, or imbue a bundle of embryonic cells with humanity to do that. Jon got one out of five sentences correct… 20% out of a possible 100%. In theist think that’s a passing mark.