Saturday, April 09, 2005

Looking For A Soul In The Machine

Muzzy has blogged extensively on the Terri Schiavo case. His post, "Spiritual Battles", is an investigation of the positions of various religious denominations regarding the issues relating to Ms. Schiavo. His findings are not completely surprising if one looks at who was vocal concerning the plight of the estranged wife of Michael Schiavo. Read the comments. His opening paragraph provides context:
I consider the struggle for Terri Schiavo's life to be - aside from all the legal and moral issues surrounding the case - a spiritual battle. This is an epic struggle between the powers of Light and those of Darkness, one that will have serious consequences for this nation. As philosopher Edmund Burke was credited with stating in the 18th century: "All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing."
In "More Musings", Muzzy invokes a ghost of horrors past:
I view the whole sad episode as one of the two things:

1) a clarion call to arms for people of morals and decency - Christians, Muslims, Jews, or even Atheists - to speak more forcefully through the political process, to ensure that what Hugh Hewitt calls SSJ's (stubborn, stupid judges) are removed from, and no longer confirmed to, the judiciary. We need wise judges in our courts, so the rights of the handicapped will be protected. And, we need better laws.


2) the death throes of morality and decency in this country, a kind of Kristallnacht of the national soul, in which we go into a free-fall of moral collapse, and end up being just a large, English-speaking North American version of the Netherlands.

We get to choose. We must choose.
There is much more to be found at Blogizdat, where we are admonished to "just think about it".