Yea, the sparrow hath found an house, and the swallow a nest for herself, where she may lay her young, even thine altars, O Lord of hosts, my King, and my God.
From what I recall, it was no great thrill for Cassandra, either.
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.
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 deniedPromiscuous use of concubine and bride;Then Israel’s monarch after heaven’s own heart,His vigorous warmth did variously impartTo wives and slaves; and, wide as his command,Scattered his maker’s image through the land"
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