Thursday, March 24, 2005

March 24, 2005

10:45 AM Darin Weil reports that the Calvary 500 total now stands at 215:

Power Connection and Allied Forces will be trained in April which will give us about another 100. Homebuilders is scheduling training, 20/20 will be doing training in April, Potters Wheel is scheduling their training, and we still have the Seniors, the home study training with Robert Burdett, I haven’t counted the Evangelism explosion people yet, and we will have a second evangelism seminar in the fall.

8:47 AM This just in: Blogging is good for your brain. 8:25 AM Peggy Noonan is right about the Terri Schiavo case. Too many people in our society are in love with death. This is how she begins:

God made the world or he didn’t. God made you or he didn’t. If he did, your little human life is, and has been, touched by the divine. If this is true, it would be true of all humans, not only some. And so—again, if it is true—each human life is precious, of infinite value, worthy of great respect. Most—not all, but probably most—of those who support Terri Schiavo’s right to live believe the above. This explains their passion and emotionalism. They believe they are fighting for an invaluable and irreplaceable human life. They are like the mother who is famously said to have lifted the back of a small car off the ground to save a child caught under a tire. You’re desperate to save a life, you’re shot through with adrenaline, your strength is for half a second superhuman, you do the impossible. That is what they are trying to do.

This is how she ends her article:

Our children have been reared in the age of abortion, and are coming of age in a time when seemingly respectable people are enthusiastic for euthanasia. It cannot be good for our children, and the world they will make, that they are given this new lesson that human life is not precious, not touched by the divine, not of infinite value. Once you “know” that—that human life is not so special after all—then everything is possible, and none of it is good. When a society comes to believe that human life is not inherently worth living, it is a slippery slope to the gas chamber. You wind up on a low road that twists past Columbine and leads toward Auschwitz. Today that road runs through Pinellas Park, Fla.

Those are strong words, but they cut to the heart of the sprituial crisis in America. We are completely mired in a culture of death.

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