the absurd observers

Monday, March 28, 2005

Hitchens Captures The Absurdity Of The Schiavo Affair

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It is nice to hear Christopher Hitchens returning to form and talking about something other than how the Bush administration has been unfairly blamed:
A family lawyer appears before an American court and solemnly proposes that his client's "client" might have to spend extra time in Purgatory, or even in Hell, if the feeding-tube decision is adjudicated the wrong way. One Catholic fanatic, Patrick Buchanan, argues that federal marshals ought to burst in and preserve a corpse. Another Catholic fundamentalist, William Donahue, says that this would be unwise, but only because it might set a precedent for the rescue of living people on Death Row. Presiding from a distance is a nodding, senile pope whose church may possibly want to change the subject from its indulgence of the rape and torture of real-life children.

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