Sunday, May 31, 2009

Madness, irony, evil

The murder of late-term abortion specialist Dr. George Tiller is already igniting as a Reichstag Fire for abortion-on-demand politicians. Even the President is into it. (No link - I'm sure whatever news outlet you favor will have his comments in your face soon enough.) This will be treated as a national "crisis" demanding who-knows-what new laws against the thought, speech, expression and other rights of peaceful and law abiding pro-life advocates.

Meanwhile, the sick scene played out in Kansas should be enough to make any of us despair of any kind of moral, spiritual or intellectual coherence intruding on our national madness.

This is the second time that Tiller's been shot. The first time was by an ostensible "pro-lifer." Look for today's killer (apparently apprehended) to claim a lofty moral motive or divine insight for murder.

Then there's the crime scene - Tiller was an usher in a church. Here was a "Christian" who made a specialty of killing viable babies and advocated abortion at any stage of gestation. Evidently his pastor, congregation and conscience didn't have a problem with that - or if they did, he had immunized himself against them.

More and more, we descend into the moral incoherence and social chaos described in a scene from Genesis: Now the earth was corrupt in God's sight and was full of violence. God saw how corrupt the earth had become, for all the people on earth had corrupted their ways. So God said to Noah, "I am going to put an end to all people, for the earth is filled with violence because of them."

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