• "God invented war so Americans could learn geography" -- Mark Twain.

Thursday, March 24, 2005

The Fundamental Arrogance of Irresponsibility

The News:
San Francisco Chronicle reports on the righteous reaction against Schiavo's husband's decision to remove his wife's feeding tube.

"One person told me they hoped I died from cancer. Another said my family members should rot in hell," Argenziano said. "They are the most awful, venomous, un-Christian things you have ever heard."

Fundamentalist activist Mahoney said he was not aware of any threats to Greer or to senators. He said he did not see why it was wrong to publicize Greer's address. "Some people might be compelled to pray in front of his house," he said.

Next to him, a man with a camera slung over his neck asked Mahoney if he had the home address of Michael Schiavo, Terri Schiavo's husband and legal guardian, who has pressed for the removal of the feeding tube. Michael Schiavo has said his wife never would have wanted to be kept alive by machines. Without hesitation, Mahoney gave the man Schiavo's home address. He had it memorized. -

The Note: "...might be compelled...." ? This is what is so contemptible about these people, they beg off responsibility for their own actions. No one is "compelled" to pray in front of someone's house; one decides to do that. Not only do they beg off responsibility, they then add arrogance, implying that God is what compells them.

©WCG, 2005