Thursday, May 23, 2013

slouching toward Bethlehem

Boy Scouts vote to allow gay members


Elizabeth Weise
USA Today
23 May 2013

"The Boy Scouts of America voted Thursday to allow gay youth to participate in scouting. The historic vote, with 60% in favor, signals another shift in American public opinion about homosexuality..."

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POST TITLE
Taken from W.B. Yeats, The Second Coming:
And what rough beast, its hour come round at last,
Slouches towards Bethlehem to be born...

ultimate acts

How legal euthanasia changed Belgium for ever


Tom Mortier and Steven Bieseman
LifeSiteNews
22 May 2013

"Euthanasia is hardening from a medical option into an ideology. Belgium’s euthanasia doctors even believe they are being humane because they are liberating people from their misery. Fundamentalist humanists go further and describe euthanasia as the ultimate act of self-determination. The opinion of the patient’s family has no weight whatsoever. A doctor is entitled to give the mother of a family a lethal injection without offering any explanation to her children. Euthanasia is being promoted as a “beautiful” and positive way to die. Doctors are transplanting organs from patients who die in the operation. (This is said to make their lives meaningful.) The law may soon allow children and patients with dementia to be euthanised."

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Hat tip: Transfigurations

WHY IT MATTERS
loss of understanding of life as gift of God
loss of understanding of suffering
superimposition of humanism over God
pleasure-defined life, absent from pain
culture of death
follow the money: organ donations

ADDITIONAL LINKS
Euthanasia: 4,620 per cent rise in cases in Belgium

four, and counting

Vermont Governor Signs Assisted Suicide Bill Into Law


Heather Clark
Christian News Network
23 May 2013

"The governor of Vermont has signed legislation legalizing assisted suicide, making the state the fourth in the nation to allow terminally ill patients to be granted the “right to die.”"

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WHY IT MATTERS
loss of understanding of life as gift of God
loss of understanding of suffering
superimposition of humanism over God
pleasure-defined life, absent from pain
culture of death

point a to point b

Police state! Obama sends DHS armed guards to Tea Party protests


Staff
Fire Andrea Mitchell
21 May 2013

"Try and digest this. Occupy Wall Street hippies and leftists can riot, break windows, rape and even sometimes kill people. No armed DHS guards were ever sent to their ‘camps’ or protests. Peaceful, but frustrated Americans protest the IRS because of their targeting of conservatives and religious groups. Obama sends in armed guards with the DHS?"

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ADDITIONAL LINKS
Homeland Security monitors tea party at Florida IRS protest
DHS Attends Several Tea Party Protests
Big Sis Deploys DHS ‘Officers’ To Watch Tea Party At Nationwide Protests Tuesday 

AND SHAME ON YOU FOR MISREADING INCIDENT AWARD
Tea Party Demonstrations and Homeland Security Another Non-event

WHY IT MATTERS
"Chicago gangster" style government over-reach and bullying
right to assembly by the people impugned and/or threatened
your grandmother could have been in that gathering