Terri Schiavo: The Central Issue

This person has written this far more eloquently than I can. Please read this blog:

When it comes to law, it is the pernicious and inherent capacity of the law to mask evil that is evident in the Terri Schiavo case.  Contrary to secularists, the law is not a neutral instrument by which a society agrees to live together, but is, and always is, an embodiment of morality.  All law, even the most obviously conventional statutes such as coming to a complete stop at a stop sign, embodies values and morals.  It is inescapably so, if for no other reason than that law starts from the premise that it is good to order society.

That being said, the morality embodied by our laws is not necessarily good.  Just because it is legal doesn’t make it righteous.  And in the case of Terri Schiavo, we have a case in which the law is sanctioning the legal and active killing of a human being….. to continue, click the title of this post.

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One Response to Terri Schiavo: The Central Issue

  1. M. Tapie says:


    You hit the nail on the head with this post. Secularism loves to wear the mask of “neutrality.” There is a wonderful article about this on the First Things website entitled “The Illusion of Moral Neutrality” http://www.firstthings.com/ftissues/ft9308/articles/budziszewski.html

    Thank you so much for the encouraging words you left on my blog. I have been encouraged by yours.

    Matt Tapie

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