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March 29, 2005
Terri Schiavo: Culture of Death Wins in 21st Century's Scopes Trial
- by Rabbi Aryeh Spero, Human Events Online
Terri Schiavo is dying. She is being killed. The culture of life lost this round to the gods of the cult of death entrenched in our courts, media, and other institutions.
This was never, as liberals claimed, a constitutional crisis. It was, first, a question as to the definition of death. Up until now and throughout the Bible death was declared when autonomous respiration and heartbeat ceased and, as of late, when the brain-stem and brain were devoid of function. With the Schiavo case, popular culture has expanded death's contour and hastened its arrival by redefining death as the inability to swallow albeit the wherewithal to breathe, pump, and feel. The Angel of Death is, I'm sure, thankful to those who have provided him this new-found overtime.
(...) The Terri Schiavo case is the Scopes Trial of our generation. The origins of man and the source of life matriculate into a view of what constitutes life and hence when we decide to pack-it-all-up, i.e., when we declare death.
(...) It is now clear that when liberals speak of the "celebration of life" what they mean is that which life produces -- its achievements, pleasures and activities -- not, however, life itself. The late-term fetus -- even one already partially born -- incapable of such productivity can, therefore, have its feeding tube, the umbilical cord, removed, or be aborted. Similarly, the culture of death extols sexual activities that historically lead to disease and, often, early death. Naturally, those who view life's efficacy only in that which is sensually experienced demand no barriers be placed in front of such pursuits.
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Posted by richard at March 29, 2005 4:31 PM
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