Tuesday, September 06, 2016

Culling the imperfect

Yes, Newsweek calls for infanticide for Zika infected children with microcephaly.

ah yes: What Would Jesus Do?

Joey Velasco: the agony in the Garden

maybe Newsweek should imitate the BBC and interview those who they propose killing: Such as the interview with  this lady, who defended her right to life on the BBC....
or maybe this young man who also was diagnosed with microcephaly.


NYTimes story, Aug 14, 1982:

Mother Teresa arrived here on Wednesday from Rome after meeting with Pope John Paul II and has been visiting the Spring School, run by her Sisters of Charity order. ''She asked us what our most serious problem was,'' said John de Salis, head of the Red Cross mission in west Beirut. ''We told her, you must come and see these children. She came, she saw them, and said: 'I'll take them.' ''
Google has the story here, via a photo copy from the Eugene Register.

Gautum Lewis interview in the UKIndependent tells of how he was rescued after be was abandoned for being handicapped from polio.

  GetReligion points out how the press pushed a lot of negative interviews about Mother Teresa.

More at Newsbusters.

and I won't even bother to get into the clueless who equate her "dark night of the soul" to atheism. It means she didn't feel God as a warm fuzzy, but believed in him as a reality, and chose to follow what she thought He wanted her to do...

Catholicism sees faith as a choice: God is there, even though you don't "feel" him in your heart, just as gravity is there even though you might not believe in it. (I could put a long philosophical argument here about the question if reality is real, or if it is delusion, but never mind.)

 And no, it is not unusual: Jane Frances de Chantel had a similar "Dark night" most of her life.

And even in the gospel, there is a man who says the prayer: I do believe, help thou my unbelief....

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