Category Religion/Morals

Sick, Disgusting and Inhumane

On my way in to work this morning, NPR ran a story on the Netherlands’ new “youthanasia” policy: the killing of terminally ill infants after they’ve been delivered. It’s not just infants, either. They’re talking about doing this to children…

Happy Thanksgiving!

Psalm 69:30: I will praise God’s name in song and glorify him with thanksgiving. Psalm 95:2: Let us come before him with thanksgiving and extol him with music and song. Psalm 100:4: Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts…

Piling On Arafat

I usually go out of my way to avoid reveling/relishing anyone’s suffering, particularly when it comes to death, although I made an exception for Uday and Qusay. I’m afraid that I have to invoke that exception again in the case…

Thank Goodness

This comes as welcome news. For those not in the know, there was a move afoot (lead by the American Bar Association) a few months ago to try to force Catholic hospitals to discuss (and maybe even perform) procedures abhorrent…

Neal Stephenson’s Baroque Cycle

Neal Stephenson’s latest book, The Confusion, second in the continuing Baroque Cycle, was released this week and, although I haven’t picked it up yet, I’m really looking forward to reading it. I’m currently slogging through the first book in the…

Fear, then Hope

In the wake of last week’s bombings in Madrid, I’ve been going through a whole host of emotions. At first, I felt a great deal of anger at the perpetrators and a great deal of sadness for the Spanish people.…