I have been following the commentary on Indiana's U.S. Senate Republican candidate Richard Mourdock's remarks about pregnancies resulting from rape being God's will. His remarks are both shocking and disappointing, not only because they seem to violate a fundamental sense of human dignity but also because they seem to violate the essence of what most Christians believe.
Beyond what spokespeople are saying, though, I have my own views of this as a Christian that definitely do not coincide with Mr. Mourdock's outlook. He says that he comes for a place of deep faith on this matter, and i have to respect that at face value, but that doesn't mean that his beliefs are typical of Christianity. Unfortunately his statement makes it easy for people to attack both him and Christian values, thinking that they are the same, perhaps, which is unfortunate.
Jesus teaches us all to do better than that. And I think that Jesus would agree that raping women is not God's will. It's the will of selfish and cruel men.
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