Life Before Death

Let our society truly choose life, with all its competing moral claims and obligations to minister to the weakest among us.


03/31/2005 11:16:01 PM

Bravo!...and thank you Reverend Church for the depth and breadth of your sermon. I am only sorry that I live too far away to be a member of your congragation. Your sermon has been the best treatise regarding Terri Schiavo that I have yet seen. You should speak before those opportunistic members of our Congress, though they are undoubtedly beyond shame.


03/31/2005 01:04:42 AM

Everyone should have a living will. This way no one else would have to go through what Terri and her family are going through now. A Living Will is a leagl and binding documnt states your wishes for medical attention if you are incompasitated. It helps eleviate the burden for having your family making the decisions for you and what they assume that you want.


03/31/2005 12:57:35 AM

I am a stroke survivor. I have survived three strokes back in my mid thirties,I am now 48. I had an MRA last year it showed that I had my strokes deep in the interior of my brain,yes that part of my brain is damaged. I had to learn to do certain thing again. My brain had adjusted to the damage from the strokes. The only long term affect that I do have is my short term memory.If it wasn't for my loving husband,and the encouragement of one of my dearest friends, who is in a wheelchair.. cannot speak and cannot feed himself or do anything without the help of his wife, I might have given up. Life is a miracle and a gift from God. It saddens me to see how much of a death culture we live in today. It scares me that doctors and judges have more say so than we do in who is viable and who is not. I can only imagine what Terri is going through.My prayers go out to her and her family.


03/31/2005 12:57:12 AM

How much do doctors really know about what is considered brain dead? We only use 1/3 of our brain power,so happens to the rest of the brain that is not in use?


03/30/2005 10:02:32 PM

"...the near-satanic twist fundamentalist religion is giving to public policy discussions..." Almost make my skin crawl to hear it put that way, but I can't argue the point. janiska - As taxpayers, given the efforts on the floor of the House last week, we are complicitous in interferring with a private family matter. If you want to be concerned about our taxes being used to aide and abet murder, please take a look at the "Defense" Dept. budget.


03/30/2005 09:47:20 PM

What's terrifying is the hypocrisy of the religious extremists who are interfering in personal, family matter. How many tax dollars have been wasted on useless appeals to deny a spouse's legal guardianship. Terri survived as long as she did on malpractice money and Medicare. It's not suprising that the segrgationist-based demoninations wants special rules for a white woman while denying health care benefits to low-income blacks and hispanics. When your core values are rotten, you have nothing to offer.


03/30/2005 08:11:43 PM

As tax payers, we are accessories to murder and as citizens, we are unable to stop it.


03/30/2005 08:08:57 PM

Here we are in America where we have a "government of the people, by the people and for the people" and we the people have absolutely no control over the judicial murdcer of this woman. This is a terrifying sign for the future of our country. It is obvious that the intent of the founding fathers has been corrupted. I wonder what that means for the rest of us. Will murder by court action become the norm? We might as well eliminate the other two branches of government and allow our laws to be dictated by the Judicial branch. This is Murder.