A Sucky Argument

January 31, 2010 § 4 Comments

Sure, the Catholic Church condemns abortion, I mean torture. But nowhere in the Catechism does the Church define suction aspiration, I mean waterboarding, as torture. Therefore Catholics are free to believe that suction aspiration, I mean waterboarding, is morally licit, so long as the purpose is to save lives.

(This sucky argument brought to you by water torture apologists in this comment thread).

Betting On Stupid

January 29, 2010 § 6 Comments

True, it is possible in principle that the Bishops are a feckless pack of dupes and idiots. Heck, there is even historical precedent for most of the bishops being material heretics.

But if the possibilities on the table are “the bishops are all a bunch of dupes and idiots” versus “I am a material heretic”, odds strongly favor the latter.

Bizarro Genesis 22

January 28, 2010 § 25 Comments

Our God is He whom we love so much that for Him, we would sacrifice anything.

In general, we demonstrate who or what is God to us by what we are willing to sacrifice for its sake. The burnt offerings we make define the gods which rule us.

Few sons of the American Leftist political family are more important than universal health care. Universal health care was alive, living, breathing, incarnate, unstoppable: the Isaac of the political Left’s Abraham, born late of the up-to-now barren Sarah.

Yet there he lies, blood spilt on the mountain: a smoldering oblation on the altar of the Left’s true god, the god to which the political Left is willing to offer even its most favored sons.

A god which showed no mercy.

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