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1. How can the church claim that God gave us the choice of eternal life and death while disapproving abortion, which is an expression of women's choice over their body?
2. How can the Christian Church insist on allowing prayer in American schools?  Doesn't that violate our "separation of the Church and State" clause in the U.S. Constitution?
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1. How can the church claim that God gave us the choice of eternal life and death while disapproving abortion, which is an expression of women's choice over their body?

Women's choice over their own body has been advocated as the rationale for allowing abortion, but in reality the issue is about terminating a life without getting the consent of that terminated being.  Women's (and men's) choice is honored by the possibility of contraception.  If God really wanted to protect all possible life, He could have made all contraception impossible or ineffective.  The real issue, then, is the definition of life and when it begins.  If today you have a lottery ticket with the right six numbers on it, would you throw it away?  Even though it is only a sheet of paper today, it will be millions of dollars tomorrow if you send it to the right place.  If you do see that lottery ticket as having more value than its intrinsic value, then how can you see a fertilized egg just another living cell?

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2. How can the Christian Church insist on allowing prayer in American schools?  Doesn't that violate our "separation of the Church and State" clause in the U.S. Constitution?

First of all, we want prayer in school because there are tests.  You ban all tests and temptations in school and I'll consider not praying there...  The concept of separation of Church and State has been interpreted too broadly.  Our forefathers intended the clause to protect both the Church and State from improperly interfering each other, just as the Anglican Church in England was used by the English monarchy at their time.

As for prayers of other religions, they should also be allowed.  God gives us the choice over our eternal destiny, and we can do no less than allowing others to make their choices.

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