Personhood – Conception and the Soul

When does a pre-born baby take on the status of a person?

In a previous blog posting titled, Personhood – What Is It?, I said that a person has intrinsic value with rights and responsibilities.  Personhood, is to have the intrinsic value of a human being with all the rights and responsibilities that go along with being human.

In the blog posting titled, Personhood – Image of God, I showed that this special intrinsic value is given to mankind as part of their creation and  “included a body formed from the dust of the earth and a soul, breathed into man by God.”  The passages presented show that Adam became a living being when the breath of God was “breathed” into him.  … Read the rest

I Believe – Comfort in Life and Death

Where do we find comfort in life and in death?  Is not a search for this comfort at least part of what is involved  in activities like organ donation, invito fertilization, writing a living will and in considering euthanasia?

We often treat dying like an enemy to be avoided and battled against.  If we are told that one of our vital organs is failing and our death will result unless we get a transplant, then it makes sense that we seek comfort in the possibility of a transplant. … Read the rest