Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: What! You too? I thought I was the only one.

-C.S. Lewis

Saturday, May 21, 2005

Culture of Life

Real advocates of a "culture of life" are pretty radical people. Not radical in a bad way, I guess, just extreme. No, extreme isn't much better. I guess I'd call them committed. No, wait.

I guess what I'm trying to say is that true "culture of lifers" are hard to find. You see, the "culture of life" is a seamless garment. If you're for life over here, you sort of have to be for life over there, too. Too many so-called pro-lifers out there are truly outraged by the fact that the U.S. can no longer execute minors. And on the other hand, there are many many on the pro-choice side who like to point out the inconsistencies in their opponents viewpoints while rationalizing their own.

Take a look at this post over at Digby's blog. In my view, making value judgments about which life is more valuable than another is in fact the absolute antithesis of the true sense of the "culture of life." Although both sides are equally inconsistent about the "culture of life," it is pretty much only the right who declare themselves the God-appointed to uphold this culture. Both sides are inconsistent, but only one side claims to be otherwise.

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