Friday, January 13, 2006

Who's Crazy and Paranoid again?

yes yes, I know; everyone is carrying this...

Study recommends repealing polygamy ban in Canada

It's funny though, the "I told you so" thing isn't giving me the thrill I expected.

3 comments:

Dale said...

From what I recall, it was no great thrill for Cassandra, either.

Jeff said...

It's funny how these things work. pro-lifers say, "abortion will lead to assited suicide and then to the killing of those deemed unfit without their consent." The Revolutionaries respond with outrage and contemptuous dismissal. Then it happens. But by that time they don't care anymore. There's a sort of dead weight in the conversation and no one, even the "Uncommitted Neutrals"--seems interested in the possibility that the pro-lifers might have been prescient or the pro-aborts false prophets.

The obvious fact that a human being is a human being from the moment of conception is resisted and resisted until the moment is right. Then, when nobody cares if it's true or false, the resistance is abandoned. "Okay, so they're human beings, so what?"

Could it be that there is Some Thing at work in history besides just Man searching for the Good with his unaided Reason? Perhaps Graham Greene was right--even those who cannot believe in God ought to be able to believe in the Devil.

Jeff said...

Some Catholic poetry on the subject. Even when we're being frivolous, we write well:

"In pious times, ere priestcraft did begin,
Before polygamy was made a sin;
When man on many multiplied his kind,
Ere one to one was cursedly confined;
When nature prompted, and no law denied
Promiscuous use of concubine and bride;
Then Israel’s monarch after heaven’s own heart,
His vigorous warmth did variously impart
To wives and slaves; and, wide as his command,
Scattered his maker’s image through the land"