As I sat down to peruse a few blogs of my friends and favorite reads before heading for bed (early church day tomorrow–it’s Easter, in case you didn’t know), I saw this post by Michele. On the surface, it’s about baking with her grandma through the years, but it’s way deeper than that. The memories she conjured up in the first part made me all misty with thoughts of my great-grandmother, my mother and my mother-in-law. Why she isn’t paid to write is beyond me.
The latter part of the post, however, is another story.
You see, some lovely soul decided to twist Michele’s thoughts about death and dying and the Terri Schiavo case into their own disgusting debating point. Because, you know, if you want Terri Schiavo to die, then you must want all people who inconvenience you to die, as well. This person had the audacity to ask Michele if she smiled when her grandmother died.
I haven’t made a big deal out of Terri Schiavo here, because there is enough of that going on in the real world. But comments like that one from a good “Christian” directed at one of my friends has me too pissed off to sleep.
So, in compliance with new Federal “you must make your opinions known so we can mock them” laws, here are mine:
- Make a living will. Save everyone grief.
- Don’t let me hang on in that state forever. Let me go.
- Despite that, I could see myself fighting just as hard as the Schindlers, if it were one of my kids.
- The Federal government had no reason to get into the middle of this mess. It’s all political grandstanding, and I hope it backfires.
- Jeb Bush is being a tool.
- Anyone who doesn’t see the scary hypocrisy of threatening to kill those who don’t agree with them over this has mental problems.
- Anyone who claims to know God’s will in this has serious mental problems.
And just out of curiousity… Why couldn’t it be God’s will that Terri be released from the state she is in and join Him in Heaven? Why wouldn’t He have had a conservative, Baptist judge stand up to overwhelming pressure to uphold the law? Why does God want Terri (or what’s left of her) to lie in a hospital bed for another 20 years?
I am a Christian, but sometimes I despair of claiming that title in public, because of the hateful, assinine ways in which those who profess to have faith in Jesus use it.