Month: September 2011

What really happened during the GOP debate | CatholicVote.org

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Booing the Gay Soldier | CatholicVote.org.
A good explanation of the ‘booing’ of the gay soldier’s question.

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The Ten Happiest Jobs | Forbes.com

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The Ten Happiest Jobs | Forbes.com

How fitting that Clergy are #1 on the list.  If you’ve put that much time into discerning your vocation, you know it’s where you’re meant to be…. that besides the fact that learning to live for those other than yourself is in itself a large reward of happiness.  I can definitely see clergy as being ranked happiest.

#7 Artists and #8 Psychologists: Woo!  It’s true.  Artists do have an extremely fulfilling job.  (And I secretly love that it’s ranked above psychology.) <artistsrant> If you love what you do, you love it no matter what you’re getting paid …. or not paid … to create.  The idea of “starving artists” will never die, because people’s passion for creation will also never die.  Interesting how art mimics life, and life mimics love. The world could learn a lot from the passion of an artist for their work. </3ndofartistsr4nt>.  Also, I love how they say that people who practice psychology seem to have “managed to solve their own [problems]”.  Hahahahaha.  Maybe, but I think it’s just cute that they think that.  Everyone has problems, some peoples’ are just more obvious than others’.

But let me just say…. #9, financial service sales agents?!?  Really???  I think I’d rather jump off a cliff …… But hey.  More power to them ……

Interesting that “parenting” didn’t make the list.

 

Better dead than disabled? The insanity of that $4.5 million ‘wrongful birth’ case | LifeSiteNews.com

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Better dead than disabled? The insanity of that $4.5 million ‘wrongful birth’ case | LifeSiteNews.com.

“The fact that a sitting judge would recognize the preposterous notion of “wrongful birth” — stop for a minute and consider the implications of that statement — makes it crystal clear that some people, based on their ability, should not have been permitted to be born. If you are missing a limb, or have a mental disability, or are somehow not as perfectly formed as society-at-large thinks you should be, you have essentially been “wrongfully born.” Your right to life is contingent upon how useful you are to society. Hitler’s T-4 Euthanasia program, apparently, was denounced because it was simply too cutting edge for the 1940s. … Abortion advocates accuse us of a slippery slope fallacy when we state that abortion, which fundamentally reduces the value of human life and makes it contingent upon characteristics other than humanity, leads to eugenics, gendercide, and the culling of the weak. When we have 100 million missing baby girls in China, I think we are stating facts. When we point out that the womb has become the new killing fields for disabled children, I think the statistics are undeniable. And when a judge awards two people $4.5 million dollars for “wrongful birth” because they couldn’t butcher their child in time, I think society has, in a very fundamental sense, stopped denying our claims altogether.”

There is truth in his words.  Read the whole article for a story he illustrates his point with.

Again, like I said in the previous post, the precedence this judicial ruling sets for the rest of time ….. scares me.  It truly scares me.

 

Couple who would have aborted disabled son awarded $4.5 million for ‘wrongful birth’ | LifeSiteNews.com

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Couple who would have aborted disabled son awarded $4.5 million for ‘wrongful birth’ | LifeSiteNews.com.

This is such a strange story.

How can anyone say to their child, “If we had known what you were going to be like before you were born, we would have aborted you.” ?

It sounds like they are using the money to make his life better, which may be the only good to come out of something like this. $4.5 million is an awful lot of money.

The fact that the case has been heard and ruled with a verdict though sets all kinds of precedence that is going to lead to more horrible things down the road ….

Where is this country going?