25 March 2005

Good Friday

Today is Good Friday. A day that us Christians should be reflecting on the sacrifice of our Lord and Savior Jesus. But today, there is another suffering, Terri Schiavo. It is my understanding that Terri and her family are devout Catholics. So I will ask that all of us who are of a Christian faith, to remember Terri and her family in our daily reflections. Today is the day that Jesus was taken from the cross and put into his tomb. Our faith tells us on the 3rd day, he arose from the tomb and appeared before his disciples. And this is the basis of the Easter holiday. Not bunnies that leave colored eggs hidden in your back yard. But as children are out in the yard seeking those all so precious colored eggs, remember the basis of the holiday. Remember why we celebrate Easter. Remember that our sins have been forgiven and the sacrifice for those sins. And remember, Terri Schiavo and the Schindlers. I guess you can figure that I'm not much on this ACLU separation of church and state BS. I am by nature not very devout Christian. But I do believe. I believe in the sanctity of human life. I believe that every life has merit. My aversion to abortion is that most women who get abortions are getting them for birth control. This is wrong. Abortions should be reserved for cases of rape, incest, and in the event that the carrying the child to full term would endanger the life of the mother. Wholesale abortions for the purpose of birthcontrol needs to be ended. Senator Hillary Clinton stated that she believes that abortion should be safe, legal, and rare. Well it's safe and legal, but it's not so rare. The whole reason why it's legal is because the Supreme Court decided that they should make law instead of interpret the application of law. According to the United States Constitution, the creation of law begins in the House of Representatives not the Supreme Court. But the high court, with the Roe v Wade decision, took Pandora out of her box and now she's running a muck. The latest example of this is Judge Greer in Florida. He decided to quash a Congressional subpoena. In my opinion, he should be charged with Contempt of Congress. And endangering the life of a federal witness. He also decided that an executive order from the Governor of Florida wasn't worthy of consideration by ordering the feeding tube be removed. Both initiatives were intended to give the court time to reconsider other possibilities. Claims that of domestic violence and new testimony from Doctors who haven't been heard by the court could reverse some of the decisions that have been made. The bottom line is, Terri should live. Not because I believe that every life is worthy of saving, but that there is too much in the gray for a decision condemning her to death. Is this really what Terri wanted? Seeing how she's Catholic, I doubt it. Legislation should be considered in all 50 states governing right to live and die issues. My personal belief is that unless there is a DNR or a Living Will establishing the wishes of the patient, no one can remove any life saving measures. Just saying that everyone should consider making a Living Will just won't do it. The ambiguity needs to be removed. Unless the wishes of the patient are written in a legal document, no decision regarding life saving measures should be made. Especially when the risk of death from the injuries is not eminent. By denying food and water to a patient, we are unilaterally deciding the patient suffer a death that we don't even allow for those who commit the most monstrous of crimes. And there is something wrong with that happening. So on this Good Friday, we should all reflect upon where we have allowed our civilization to go. We should reflect on if this is what we want for ourselves and our children. We should think about any changes that we should be making in the way we live and the direction of our country. Those of us who have decided to get so involved with our way of life to express our feelings in blogs and on websites, need to lead the charge of public opinion. Whether you agree with me or not, debate needs to happen. Debate is healthy in our society. This is how our elected officials get the word on how we think. So get involved. Think of your position. Research all angles of that position before you argue it. And finally, make it known.
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Blogger John said...

Excellent article as always. I read the Bible story to my five year old son last night so he knows the real meaning of Easter. He cried when Jesus died, and was so happy when he rose from the dead. It is interesting to look through the eyes of a child.

3/25/2005 08:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pandora doesn't actually live in this box, I hope you realize.

3/27/2005 01:33:00 AM  
Blogger Gribbit said...

I do stand corrected on Pandora and her box. Just because my mediphor wasn't factual in it's wording, doesn't make the fact that it's been opened any less true. And stuffing those demons back into the box is next to impossible. My point is the Constitution gave the responsibility for creating law to the Legislative branch, not the Judicial.

Your comment therefore is as irrelevant as you are. No one who makes comments under the name of anonymous is.

3/27/2005 03:15:00 AM  

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