The Domestication of Cannibalization
Truth doesn't matter. It's manufactured. Reasonable people can decide for themselves what it is.
Life has no meaning of its own. It's a lump of clay awaiting the hands of a master visionary. Reasonable people understand this.
That's why the Reasonable celebrate moral catastrophes like this:
The House of Representatives delivered a strong challenge to President Bush on Thursday, overwhelmingly passing the same embryonic stem cell bill that he vetoed last summer.Ignore ASCR. Whistle past Amniotic SCR. Don't even mention the name. Just call Embryonic Stem-Cell Research stem cell research.
Although the 253 to 174 vote fell 37 votes shy of being veto-proof, the wide, bipartisan margin increased pressure on the White House to compromise on more funding for embryonic stem cell research.
Thirty-seven Republicans, including Reps. C.W. Bill Young of Indian Shores and Ginny Brown-Waite of Brooksville, joined most Democrats in passing the bill.
The Senate is expected to pass the bill this month.
"This is a very potent issue, not only in the elections, but as we go forward," said Rep. Diana DeGette, D-Colo., the bill's sponsor. "The vote today shows that productive discussion might be a very, very good idea for all concerned."
Her co-sponsor, Rep. Mike Castle, R-Del., said he was hopeful, though not optimistic, that Bush eventually will compromise.
The president has declined offers to meet with stem cell supporters. The White House said Bush would veto the bill if it reached his desk because it "would compel all American taxpayers to pay for research that relies on the intentional destruction of human embryos."
For only two things ultimately matter to the truly enlightened among the reasonable. The first is the continued protection of Moloch-worship that ensures the free pursuit of the One Thing that Matters.
The other is the ring. As in Ka-ching! Lot's of Benjamins to cash in, selling those clump of cells Fools insist on calling children. Can't stop that gravy train!
The longer our society celebrates the collective delusion that we're all Gods of our own universe, the more corpses we leave in our wake. The Love that laid down his life at Golgotha drowns our steel hearts with his tears.
But what will we do when the reckoning comes?
Sooner or later, we all must face what we have done, and what we have failed to do.
How will today's representatives face that terrible moment? And how will we, who have lived to see such times?
"Lord, have mercy on me, a sinner!"