Saturday, July 22, 2006

Snowflakes Or Crisply Grilled?

Which is the death that we should lament? The death of frozen embryos, left over from fertility treatments? Or the death of Israeli and Lebanese children, burnt to a crisp in the demented fires of war? Which types of children matter most: those which have not yet been born and are not going to be born, or those which were born, were loved, had names, just yesterday played outside with their friends? Which types of children does George Bush lose sleep over? Which death does he try to stop?

Which is the death that our rabid right-wing Christian clerics worry over? Which is the death they find a sin and which is the death they interpret as a hopeful sign of the coming Rapture?