Wednesday, March 30, 2005

Exposing Robert Kutter's anti-religeos zealotry / News / Boston Globe / Opinion / Op-ed / Exposing prolife zealotry

Robert Kutter is out of touch with this issue read this:

“Terri Schiavo's legacy could be the opposite of what the right intended. Americans are being reminded that the religious right and its politician-allies are zealots not just about abortion; they also want dogma to overrule science when it comes to stem cell research, contraception, and high school biology; they'd intrude on the most painful and intimate of family decisions -- all in the name of their own unchallengeable definition of God's will. Religious upsurge or not, this is not the country most Americans want.”

He is mixed up and he has fallen into the trap of trying to make a molehill out of a mountain. He is making zealots out of people who exercise their right to speak their right to be heard and to influence society. He is angry – by trying to be an angry progressive he just sounds pissed off about one part of something. He neglects the fact that people are more afraid that she is being taking from a loving mother based on hearsay than there is some intrusion into a family court case. This is not about defining God’s will this is about making sure that a family has as much time together as they are willing to have. He comes across as a kitten kicker.

It pisses me off because in his rush to put out an angry spite piece he makes an anti-anti-intellectual stereotype. The worst form of de-humanization because it pretends to enlightened. I hate to use this word and to make this comparison but he sounds like a Nazi sympathizer the way he talks about the case. We should as a people make more decisions based on religious morality on a morality that speaks to each of us as created images of God, created at the moment of conception to speak to love and hope. He would have us be means to an end. Most Americans would want Momma to take care of them.

I think his thesis is “Your existence is only as good as you make mine better”.


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