"There is always a philosophy for lack of courage."—Albert Camus

Friday, January 12, 2007

Flash: New Sin Invented!

"It's a sin not to do [embryonic stem cell] research," declared Rep. Al Green (D-Texas)...

A Google search shows zero hits in the mainstream press for this recent quote.

Now, I don't know where this leaves us on secular neutrality or the free exercise of religion, but if a congressman had argued that embryonic stem cell research itself is a sin, the creation of human life in order to us to cannibalize it, I think it would have gathered far more notice, not to mention derision and ridicule. The notion of sin is so, I dunno, quaint. Nice to see it making a comeback, though, even if inverted. One step at a time.

2 comments:

CHIC-HANDSOME said...

good yera

Hunter Baker said...

Stories like this one make me want to ignore politics, news, media, etc. I become more and more unhappily aware that moral blindness, shallow thinking, and just plain self-satisfied stupidity are depressingly common.