Originally Posted by silentstriker
You are confusing the issue. The issue is not whether a religious text or a religious belief system is always self consistent and non contradictory - that is a separate argument.
The focus is much more narrow: whether it is possible to have a logical thought process that would allow you to be opposed to abortion while being in favor of capital punishment. I did not bring religion into my argument because even on this forum there are several pro life people who are not religious (though I don't know their stance on capital punishment). No doubt the majority of pro life people are religious but the point is that there is a clear logical and moral difference between punishing the innocent vs punishing the guilty. What they believe on other issues such as the Iraq war is irrelevant to this particular logical process.
i was talking about a specific group of people and my arguments are consistent for them including religion...i know you didn't bring religion in and i did but i believe it clearly applies to the mindset i was referring to...and as i mentioned in my first post on the topic, there are exceptions and i am not alluding to them...