Wednesday, March 30, 2005

Terri and John Paul Sittin' in a Tree...

Guess we found out where Terri's feeding tube went... right down the gullet of his Majesty the Pope!

If you ask me, watching this poor old man struggle day after day to wheeze a single word out into a microphone is powerful testimony to the concept of palliative care and death with dignity. The fact that after almost 2000 years of Catholicism there is no fixed procedure for letting a frail, old, sick, dying pope retire tells us much of what we need to know about this religion's position on end-of-life issues:

SUFFER, BABY, SUFFER! God alone will tell you "when." No one gets to say Uncle in this life, and no decent Catholic likes a quitter. Your agony is not only irrelevant, it may in fact be the whole point.

Mark me well, my friends. The GTL flies no flag, bears no allegiance to any authority beyond the rule of law, and does not see the point of beating - or being - a dead horse.

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