Thursday, January 27, 2011

Live and Let Die

I was out spending some time with a friend at a Chinese restaurant a few weeks back and got this message in my fortune cookie: "Not just live and let live...but live and HELP live." It wound up on the table in front of my couch so it was staring me in the face as I've kept up with the commentary on the human baby butcher in Philadelphia.

Did you know the proabortion lobbyists are trying to say that the findings at Gosnell's clinic have nothing to do with abortion?

Terry Nelson has some good thoughts about it HERE.

There really isn't a dime's worth of difference between what was found at Gosnell's clinic and what happens every day inside of an abortuary. Killing children by slitting their necks was legal up until 2003 and no legal prohibition is in place against tearing them apart, burning them or crushing their skulls unto death.

I keep asking myself... how could we have let this go on so long?

I want to talk about what is happening... and in no uncertain terms.

I want the Catholics who have been lobbying for proabortion politicians to come face to face with the raw truth...and drive the tripe underground.

Some poor woman interjected herself into a facebook conversation I had up about Obama's state of the union. Defending him, she wanted to know what our gripe was. When I told her, out came the straw man arguments we've all heard a million times.

Pro-lifers are insensitive to taking care of the needs of people after they're born, the death penalty, all life is nauseum.

Isn't it common sense that when you believe in killing people who are disadvantaged your commitment to taking care of needs of people after they're born isn't all it's cracked up to be?

How did the proabortion lobby get to characterize themselves as the arbiters of caring for disadvantaged children after they are born when they believe it's compassionate for our country to license people to kill them?

It is truly ludicrous.

Have you ever heard that Jesus condemned organized religion? This is what she told me. That's a new one on me. What a pitiful waste of an Incarnation, 33 years of suffering and an execution to leave us a Paraclete and the One Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church.

The curiosity is killing me. Do these people know what they're saying when they say the Creed and "Amen" at the Holy Sacrifice? Or. does their brain check out in the Narthax?

Why bother claiming you're a member of a religion when you reject its credo? If that's the case, you can be a Catholic a wiccan, a Jew, a Buddist and a Muslim, all at the same time.

I apologized for my impatience with her opinions and told her it was painful to see that she had been so deluded. But... I was not apologetic or craven in responding to the tactics of diversion:

The man in the white house lobbies for butchering children and you and those
who support him believe this is a price that has to be paid for getting a ride
on a fast train, supercomputers and whatever other pagan widgets he is offering
dripping with the blood of our children. You support him. That's what this
conversation is about. It isn't about the death penalty, which even the Pope
acquiesces can be carried out. It isn't about your false notion that pro-lifers
are cheapskates who don't care about life after people are born. It's about the
butchery of our children and the support of people like you who elect
politicians that have legislated the right to kill children.

We've have to stop this kind of punditry in its tracks. Let the Gosnell clinic put an end to the 40 years of inviting people to form their consciences with their feelings and opinions. A person's conscience is guided by truth and that truth has been squelched for 40 years because we didn't want to hurt people's feelings. Better to hurt people's feelings than sitting silent as they lobby people to be complacent about 52 million dead babies to get a faster ride on the choo choo.

We are not a country of liberty when we have licensed the right to kill other human beings. All God's people shall be free. One way or the other. They don't have to believe us, just check out the stories of what happens after exhausting sending His messengers to beg the king for freedom.

I loved this piece from Zmirak today. "The Catholic religion is at once both repugnant and offensive. It offends me all the time with the outrageous demands it makes on my fallen nature and the sheer weirdness of It's claims..." Rich in wisdom - it's a must read.

If you want to follow in the footsteps of our fearless leader, your vocation is martyrdom. For most of us, thankfully, the martyrdom is bloodless.

It was also encouraging this week to read the Pope's words on St. Joan as a model for leadership. God in His wisdom always seems to send the exact words we need to hear. The Pope said that her judges were theologians who lacked the charity and humility to see God acting in St. Joan's personal engagement in the liberation of her compatriots.

This is a woman who literally led a brutal war. That's something people always trying to claim Christ is a gentle whisperer or leaders of war are out of good favor with the Pope will never acknowledge. Their claim that they are the voices of charity and humility only adds to the irony.

Living to let live and let die is the of charity and humility of a yellowbelly.


Anonymous said...

You go, girl!!!!!

This is what I like to read - a revved up member of the Church Militant. Now if we can just keep the momentum going, everything will start happening in no time!

Catholics Unite! We have nothing to lose and everything to gain!


Carol McKinley said...

I'm so glad to know it gave you a lift Veronica. That was my intention.