Thursday, March 24, 2005

Execution vs. euthanasia; John Paul II vs. G.W. Bush

I thought it was curious that we weren't hearing much from the Vatican about the Schiavo case. I eventually did catch an item where the Pope issued a statement comparing this instance of euthanasia to an "execution." I'm sure that Bush would gladly trumpet having the Vatican on his side where this issue is concerned, but the Vatican is saying that they don't care for Bush's cherrypicking: in other words, if the life of an invalid in a persistent vegetative state is sacred, then so should be the lives of death row inmates. This also sheds some light on Florida Governor Jeb Bush, who has not said much about how his defense of Terri Schiavo is rooted in his Catholic principles. I'm sure that if Catholic Jeb started defending her as a Catholic, the Holy See would feel compelled to ask, "So, Governor: when is your state going to outlaw the death penalty?"

Culture of life, culture of death... what's the difference with these people, really?


At Tuesday, March 29, 2005 at 12:40:00 PM EST, Blogger Gadget said...

So, Governor: Take your brothers advice, err on the side of life in all situations!

Too bad she (Terri) and her husband are political footballs. IMO- the election payback to the radical right begins and ends right here with Terri.

At Wednesday, June 15, 2005 at 2:47:00 PM EDT, Blogger Kurt Kaletka said...

Lord, man, I hope you're right. From what I've been hearing, many Republicans are disgusted by what their party did with her. The recent autopsy reports certainly exonerate Michael Schiavo (though I never doubted his integrity.)

Of course, the Republicans will just scare everyone with the threat of gay marriage again, and the faithful will flock right back.

Cripes, I'm turning into such a cynic these days...


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