- Jan 14, 2016
The rush of transgressing boundaries- a lot of them probably find the actual concept of abortion gruesome and disgusting. Also having talked to them politics.ie a lot of the repealers haven't psychologically progressed from adolescence. One in particular talked about growing up in a home with an alcoholic, I grew up in a home with an alcoholic also but thankfully I got to Al-Anon where I got to get over a lot of the damage that does. She didn't because she had "pride" in herself. There is a Franciscan saying which sounds trite but actually has an incredible amount to it- "take off the burden of self justification", or in other words stop needing to pretend that you are a good person which isn't to say go out and be a scumbag but get rid of the need to pat yourself on the back and face what you are and you will be freer for it. A lot of these people are emotionally motivated by the desire to believe that everyone is a good person (unless of course they have personally harmed them or are some in-PC monster). They hate the Church yet are still bothered about being judged by the Church even though your average Priest is doubtless unconcerned about abortion either way. There are a lot of things going on here and I'm sure there are a lot that I am missing.
Well, you know I'm not terribly into Christian mythology etc. but I do find it remarkable the constant occult undertone in the Repeal Campaign. Sometimes not an undertone, but directly in your face - with the word "witch" showing up everywhere. I don't think it's all irony. And I don't think they are Wiccan either. They don't have that Mother Earth feel about them.