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“House” vs. God : The Continuing Drama

posted by Kris Rasmussen

Nowhere on television is God’s existence more consistently, vigorously, and eloquently debated than on Fox’s medical series “House,” and in last night’s episode the acerbic, cynical doctor’s faith–or lack of it–was once again put to the test in almost Shakespearean fashion.

As Gregory House is treating a series of patients with STDs , he encounters Eve, a woman who has been raped but refuses to talk about it. She also refuses to leave the hospital and won’t let anyone treat her but House. When House then finds out thar Eve is actually pregnant from the rape, a fiery philosophical debate ensues about abortion, justice, and whether or not the choices in life matter at all.

Eve believes she should have the baby because life is sacred. She argues with House that “eternity is what we live for” and that she has to believe in God because she has to believe there are ultimate consequences for our choices. House counters by telling Eve to have an abortion and that “either God doesn’t exist or he is unimaginably cruel” for allowing this to happen to her. She also challenges House’s personal motives for always finding an excuse for not feeling comforted by a belief in the possibility of a higher power.

In true “House” fashion, the ending of the story is a little morally cloudy, as Eve does, in fact, choose to abort the baby, but House wonders whether or not he gave her the right counsel, leaving the man who declares he loves questions more than answers with even more questions still.



  • http://HASH(0xfca5410) noneed4greed

    We all suffer in some way here on earth. Some appear to be more then others.But the facts will always remain,thou shalt not kill.Every thing that moves is living.But where to draw the line as to being human,if that is what it means,the egg and sperm makes it whole.Whether a mother is forced to live out in the street,or burdoned with a forced baby,seems to be the destination.It is either that,or you go against Gods comandments.People don’t like it either when forced to spend their hard earned savings later, for higher taxes.

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