Found at the inestimable Fran’s place, a horror story out of Canada, the sort of horror story that, had any of us warned that it would come to this, we’d have been told that we were just paranoid fanatics seeing ghosts everywhere.
Canada’s Supreme Court took democracy out of the death equation by conjuring a “right” to be made dead under very broad circumstances.
Now, pressure is starting to force religiously-affiliated medical institutions and doctors to kill.
After a Catholic hospital refused to euthanize a patient, who apparently received inadequate pain relief in the process of transfer, calls are being made to force Catholic and other faith institutions to commit what the Church considers a cardinal sin.
Let’s get a few things out of the way first: Self murder IS a cardinal sin, the end. Full stop. That being said, His Imperial Majesty would never ever presume to know what it is like being the patient in this story. We’ve never walked a mile in his shoes, we don’t know the kind of personal torment he’s in, we have not the first earthly clue what he’s facing, his circumstances, his anything, so we’re not judging. Not even slightly. That, too, is not for us to do. Somebody Else has that job, and we’ve been told that He takes a dim view of us mortals pretending that we can do it better than He.
What the individual caught in a situation like that chooses to do, if he chooses to end it all, that is HIS decision, and it’s between him and G-d, and nobody else.
But neither he, nor anybody else, gets to pull some third party into it as an unwilling accomplice, and we don’t give even one iota of a fraction of a good damn what the law or anybody else says. When it comes to choosing between answering to an idiotic, tyrannical law made by idiotic, tyrannical mortals and having to answer to the eternal judgment of G-d, we don’t really see ourself as facing a hard choice.
But, remember, this was never going to happen, you crazy, cultist, theocratic Christofascists.
This was never going to happen just like your crazy, deluded, hateful mumblings that if gay marriage was made the law of the land, Christians would be prosecuted in a court of law for refusing to take part in it by baking cakes for such a wedding was never going to happen.
Until it did.
Bake your own damned cake, punch your own damn ticket.
But don’t make US do it.
If it becomes the law of the land that it’s OK to rape women, don’t expect US to help you hold them down while you’re doing it.
DO expect us to immediately ventilate your brain group housing with a nice, hot injection of .45 ACP, though, because that most assuredly WILL happen.
If you’re very, very lucky.