Moloch: A Call for a More Sensitive Reappraisal

Monday, January 12, 2009 \AM\.\Mon\.


“If men became pregnant, abortion would be a sacrament!” Such full sexual equality presently eludes us at the level of mere biology; yet, we can even now begin to explore spiritually the sacred dimensions of abortion. Indeed, even within Western “civilization” there are ancient traditions that can aid us in an effort to reconstruct a radical, yet sacramental, view of abortion.

In order to develop a spirituality of abortion and facilitate dialogue between pre- and post-Christian traditions, let us begin with an examination of Gnosticism.

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