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June 22, 2005

A Lesson from the Life and Death of Terri Schiavo

Topics: Terri Schiavo's Life Matters

I missed this important piece at Blogicus the other day, but it's a right-on post that addresses a topic that should interest all of us - the view of our courts and our society towards the value of human life. We are all going to continue to hear much more about this and feel it's footsteps as we approach what I believe to be best described as a culture of death for the unhealthy or un-productive and life for only the fit and productive. It is a faithless, materialistic, secular, and relativistic approach to the value of the beautiful God-given mystery that we call life.

Regardless of our faith, we need to all work together to reverse the dangerous and potentially disasterous effects on all of our lives and the lives of generations to come. Whether it's abortion, assisted suicide, or food and water being categorized as "extraordinary medical care," it's all just plain vanilla checkbook euthanasia or murder of the innocent and infirmed for the convenience of the fit and productive!

- Tim at Blogicus
Amid the ongoing controversies that surround the death of Terri Schiavo is the lesson that our courts and society have taken a low view of human life, one that measures a person's worth by the scale of the young and healthy [HT: Captain Ed]. The core values of this death oriented belief system have been festering below the surface for decades, emerging with the legalization of abortion in 1973.

What has surprised many is the that the Culture of Death is progressive and has turned from the oppression of those hidden in the womb to strike out against the weak and helpless in plain view of society and by the authority of the State and Federal governments.

This evolution follows from the belief that human life derives its worth based on its characteristics and utilitarian benefit as determined, of course, by others in society.

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Posted by Hyscience at June 22, 2005 6:10 PM

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