Tuesday, March 22, 2005

Terry's struggle

Plenty of updates all over: here, here, and here.

Of course, the reasonable have spoken. I mean, of course, our reasonable elites. It's the law. The Judge has spoken. Her "right to die" should be honored. We must not threaten federalism, especially for partisan gain among those stoopid Christian right-wingers. It's her husband's choice.

So, once again, it is up to a fool to provide some clear counsel. And what could be more foolish than once again observing the simple truth of life: It's a gift we received. It is not ours to dispose of when we no longer find it to our liking. All the talk of how she would not want to live this way somehow manages to mangle this one simple truth.

She lives. She's not dying. Feeding her allows her to remain alive. If that's extraordinary medical treatment, then GHI is going to have a field day charging me daily co-pays for my three square.

The fact that we can call ourselves reasonable, and then argue with a straight face that circumstances can make life not worth living, shows just how completely lost we have become. If ever we needed the Foolishness of the Gospel, it's now.

Speaking of foolishness, there are ways the bravest of us can respond.