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God & Rape pregnancy!


Indiana Republican Senate candidate Richard Mourdock is standing by his statement that when a woman becomes pregnant during a rape “that’s something God intended.”

“I spoke from my heart. And speaking from my heart, speaking from the deepest level of my faith, I would not apologise. I would be less than faithful if I said anything other than life is precious, I believe it’s a gift from God.”

For further reading on this plz refer to the link provided below:

http://www.stuff.co.nz/world/americas/7858312/Rape-pregnancy-Gods-will-Republican-candidate

Here is a statement made by a Republican Senate candidate who says that since his beliefs persuade him that LIFE comes from God, and LIFE as he believes, starts at CONCEPTION, even a pregnancy caused by RAPE is to be viewed as LIFE as mandated by God and accepted by the rape victim as LIFE granted to the zygote which she carries during pregnancy and should not go for termination of pregnancy.

This belief is okay had Richard Mourdock had been the rape victim and he had to carry the zygote for which the criminal had contributed without the victim’s consent. But that is not the case. The rape victim is someone else other than Richard, so for him to IMPOSE HIS BELIEF SYSTEM ON ANOTHER PERSON would be denying the right for the individual to decide on issues which impact her LIFE.

The issue is, the Rape victim’s LIFE is also a LIFE granted by God, with unalienable rights of INTEGRITY OF ONE’S PERSON. That integrity has been violated by the RAPIST and the trail of his crime is blossoming as the pregnancy in the victim’s womb. Now on the grounds that LIFE which is taking shape in the womb of the victim is from GOD, the pregnancy should not be terminated, is insulting another LIFE (Victim’s LIFE) which had also been granted by God. It is better to kill a symbol of CRIME before it had manifested itself as a full grown child and born into this world. 

Further, the woman who is carrying the child has the absolute right, along with the medical advice, to terminate the pregnancy.

To bring in the element of God and make a woman go through a pregnancy which she probably abhors, is the most damnable representation of God’s interest. GOD is GOOD and I am sure He would not want a victim to suffer further the humiliation of having allowed her egg to be fertilized by the sperm of a rascal who had inflicted this great evil upon a woman, who neither consented for the sexual relationship nor is happy after the pregnancy.

In Deuteronomy 22 chapter, of the Old Testament it says:

28 If a man find a damsel that is a virgin, which is not betrothed, and lay hold on her, and lie with her, and they be found;

29 Then the man that lay with her shall give unto the damsel’s father fifty shekels of silver, and she shall be his wife; because he hath humbled her, he may not put her away all his days.

if the senator is a man based on the Bible, he should also recommend imposition of 50 shekels of silver and ignore the Penal Code of the state of the USA, for the offence of RAPE. It is time that people become progressive. Even though the society has almost stopped capital punishments even for heinous crimes, it no where takes away the personal LIBERTY OF A HUMAN BEING to decide on issues relating to one’s body. This recommendation by the Senator is truly REGRESSIVE!

Using the name of God to sustain a criminal symbol is the last thing, which a would-be Senator should advocate! God bless America!

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John Keats’ latest Biography


John Keats' latest Biography

The latest Biography on John Keats is supposed to contain a new medico-literary observation that Keats was a victim of his mother’s drinking habit. The Biography is supposed to say (obviously i have not read it- the reviews say that) that Keats was AFFLICTED with FAS ( Foetal Alcoholic  Syndrome- just like we name kids before we get to understand them, once a set of symptoms are discovered it is named, usually a LATIN substitute for simple words would be used to ensure that the common man gets impressed, when the Doc names the disease).

There was a time when my dad walked into the house one day and asked me what is the longest word in English? I said after a while that ANTIDISESTABLISHMENTARIANISM  was the word. He said, No son, it is HONORIFICABILITUDINITATIBUS!. So i asked my dad for the source of the word and he said that Shakespeare’s play LOVE’S LABOUR’S LOST! So we started counting the letters and i said the letters were 28 to his 27! So my dad got defensive and said, ” Can you show me a single publication where the word that you said existed?” The tragedy was that I could not find a single place where i could find the word and both the Webster’s and Cambridge dictionaries at my house failed to show the word. So he went up to the library and took out LOVE’S LABOUR’S LOST and showed me the word in Act V. So he had won the round. Reader remember that these things happened when the internet was not in vogue and I was in school- a good many decades back.

Now this FOETAL ALCOHOLIC SYNDROME is one of those high sounding words which may lend awe to the ears of the impressionable hearer. But, if one logically thinks through the ‘new finding’ it is nothing but trash. If Keats’ mom had been a drunkard(not necessarily gender defined) and that had led to FAS in respect of KEATS, then there should be a statistical finding  as to the percentage of children so afflicted because of their mom’s drinking and make an observation that Keats belongs to that percentage of kids affected with FAS!

But our biographers already know for a fact that he had a poor pair of lungs and a small head etc. etc. which are  of no consequence to the poetic abilities exhibited by Keats. Keats made an immortal statement “Beauty is truth, truth beauty” in ODE ON A GRECIAN URN. Many may never get to the meaning of this PITHY statement. Truth consists of many layers, for example in the evolutionary process of TRUTH, many different layers like in the case of an apple, the bud was a reality, but that reality metamorphosed into a raw apple with seeds inside it and finally the apple appeared. Now if i want to find the BUD that became an APPLE, it would not be possible, but from the general evolutionary process of a bud into a fruit we learn that the bud had become an apple. So when the bud was still in its stalk, the BUD was the TRUTH (with an uncertain future), but the bud evolved into a raw apple and that was the TRUTH at that point in time and when the APPLE became ripe the APPLE was the TRUTH and when the apple became rotten and the seeds fell to the ground and started into another apple sapling the sapling would be the TRUTH. So where is the TRUTH if it is TIME and SPACE bound?

This is the question which Keats answered with the line BEAUTY IS TRUTH, TRUTH BEAUTY! So essentially he said that when we as TIME and SPACE bound human beings, perceive TRUTH, the external reality is also TIME and SPACE bound, therefore all our PERCEPTION OF TRUTH IS CONSTANTLY IN FLUX ALONG WITH THE FLUX OF EXTERNAL REALITY TOO. Therefore, to OBSERVE that MOMENT in time and that PLACE in space and perceive the TOTALITY OF EXISTENCE without speculating on the future possibilities of that being or the past vagaries of the being  is TRUTH and that leads to the elevation of the mind. Man cannot see the dirty side of life and discover TRUTH. Perception of BEAUTY is TRUTH. Something may be ugly, but the TRUTH is that we as human beings CAN make it better. So we put an effort to make it better. It is that speculation of the mind to see a BEAUTIFUL POSSIBILITY even in downright dirty and ugly things which elevates the mind and makes humans strive toward s that potential BEAUTY. That perception of a better possibility, while something is still ugly, is BEAUTY and when that BEAUTIFUL goal is proceeded towards TRUTH is achieved.

The moving finger of John Keats has written the poems, which have propelled him to the pinnacle of a movement called ROMANTIC MOVEMENT and not a word or phrase of what he had written could be altered or washed away by these MEDICO-LITERARY BIOGRAPHERS, who delve deep and find nothing and substitute their ignorance with the medico hypotheses currently floated by the pharma companies in collusion with medico-research corporations!

I’d  like to end the blog with a quatrain  of Fitzgerald’s translation of Omar Khayyam’s RUBAIYAT:-

The Moving Finger writes; and, having writ,
Moves on: nor all your Piety nor Wit
Shall lure it back to cancel half a Line,
Nor all your Tears wash out a Word of it.

I hope people calling themselves Biographers should stop declaring such post mortem diagnosis based on sub-standard clinical reporting and correlate it with a   of a long dead person!

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