Skip to comments.Terri's Ordeal Compared to Christ's Crucifixion
Posted on 03/22/2005 9:49:25 AM PST by Tumbleweed_Connection
Terri Schiavo's mother Mary Schindler is like another Mary -- forced to watch her child die, a spiritual adviser to the Schindler family said on Tuesday.
Brother Paul O'Donnell spoke on Tuesday after a federal judge refused an emergency request to reinsert Terri's feeding and hydration tube.
"During this week, as we look to Good Friday, all Mary the mother of Christ could do was stand at her child's side. He was condemned by unjust courts, the same way Terri Schaivo is being condemned to die by court order.
"We pray that this modern-day crucifixion will not happen and we have faith that Terri will be liberated, and we are not giving up hope," O'Donnell added.
Terri's parents are described as devout Roman Catholics.
In comments outside the Pinellas Park, Fla., hospice, O'Donnell said what's happening inside is heart-breaking:
"Her own mother cannot offer her daughter an ice chip in her mouth to make her comfortable," he said. "Her own mother, in the United States of America, cannot go in and comfort her and prop pillows under her, or rub lotion to her body. Her own mother cannot be at her side without being watched by armed police officers -- in the United States of America."
Yep. But then, so was pushing the FedGov into this mess, calling for the National Guard to be deployed, demanding that MS, Greer, and almost every Florida judge and cop be arrested fo rno reason, slandering someone absent any reliable proofs, attacking other FReepers as "Death Trolls, Death Merchants, Murderers, Devils, etc.", embracing Bo Gritz and his flying Nazi monkey brigade, lying, misquoting, repeating falsehoods as truth, etc, etc, etc...
All of which have been done, repeatedly.
People have been loudly claiming that "It's Worth It To Save TERRI!". I guess that also means it was worth selling their souls, because it seems that they've truly "made the Deal".
I'm not sure, but I think it has something to do with the South Portico and a bowl of water.
These folks have exposed their abject lack of an ethical core, a common failing in America today.
Randal Terry; you forgot him.
I usually try to.
Nasty and convoluted.
Anyone with an ounce of reason can see that the Republican party is getting KILLED over this in the polls. We have achieved so much in the past decade, and now it's getting turned to dog meat because of this. I've spoken to almost a dozen Sailors in the past few days, all of whom WERE solid Pubbies, and all of whom are now switching to Independant or Libertarian. This was the last straw to them. They have correctly seen this as a comedy of errors that COULD have, SHOULD have, been avoided.
The political dimension is only the start, though. After all the acrimony and half-mad vitriol, here and elsewhere, the whole of the Right is facing a crack-up, bigtime. Anyone denying that is delusional.
Everyone always carps about making the GOP "stick to its principles". Well, the vast perception is now that it has none that are not subject to change at the whims of its most extreme members...exactly like the Dims.
Frankly, I don't see how the damage can be repaired, either here OR in the conservative movement.
I agree with both of you.
If you only knew the number of people in town who have called me and are VERY upset that the Republicans have pushed this matter, you'd fear for our party. That doesn't count my e-mails and the conversation at the gym today in our staunchly conservative town. No one was exercising by the time the conversation was 5 minutes old. They were ALL complaining.
It's tearing FR apart too.
I've been called a Nazi and worse and so have other freepers. It's gotten ridiculous.
Yep, the view is particularly vivid when your standing out here in the middle of the road.
Pooh, we REALLY need to adjust those odds. I also saw people calling for Greer's head.
To be honest, I have to agree.
I'm starting to fear the culture warriors as much as I fear folks like John Kerry, Janet Reno, and Al Gore. That's just how it is. I don't like abortion, I don't like some of these imperial judges, but this has turned into a mess. I have seen the long knives out for RICK SANTORUM of all people.
If Buckhead's Post 47 and taking down Dan Rather was the high point of Free Republic, the Terri Schiavo situation is rapidly becoming Free Republic's low point, in my opinion. It gives me NO PLEASURE to say this, but I feel compelled to say so.
To put a Clausewitzian gloss on hchutch's remarks, Free Republic has passed its culminating point.
I have pretty much said my piece about this. I am not going to get into arguments with people or disparage people on either side.
I'm not at all comfortable with that, either. Having said that, I've seen a certain politician compared to Christ here - so better her than him, I suppose.
People are losing control. I don't want her to die, but someone here called for a petition for sainthood today.
Oh Good Lord!! That's IT!
"Save Terri" advocates are officially nuts now.
I couldn't agree with you more.
Well, if this is what FR has become, so be it. I thought we were better than that and was proud of this place. Not anymore.
Well, I've been told in no uncertain terms I'm a member of the FR Death Squad.
Wow. I didn't know there was such a thing. I gotta get up to speed. : )
I really have no words for this, none.
Call the 11th circuit court of appeals in Atlanta. Tell the clerk where you're calling from and say politely that you are begging the court to save Terri Schiavo's life.
That # is 404-335-6100 .
Yes, I have seen that, and I don't like that, either.
You know what I want to know. We all know that Rush, Sean etc., get their talking points from FR.
And since so many of the posts around here are pure gobbleygook, that's what Sean and Rush have been spouting.
I wonder how many of the posters around here spreading the more malicious of the lies about this matter are newbies or old sleeper cells and are deliberately creating dissension on Free Republic. Reporters from the Washington Post, for example.
Because truly, Freepers used to be much smarter than this.
Now I have people asking if people on dialysis should be put to death too. It's gotten more and more ridiculous and I just don't think all these freepers are that dumb. They are being egged on by some core group.
Yeah I am pretty new here (posting not lurking) but the whole deal just scares me. I avoid posting in any thread relating to "Terri" because any rational thought is shot down.
Sad to say it but finally when either she passes on or custody is given to her parents this will not end.
Speak for yourself: I haven't posted gobbleygook at all. :-)
I agree that the extremist rhetoric doesn't help much, but why do you dispute the federal role in the case? I have no problem with that at all.
Why do you overstate the damage to the GOP? I don't think there is much evidence that this will have any residual impact on the GOP much past a month from now, let alone the 2005, 2006, or 2008 elections.
Yes, it does. But it's too late, FR has gone over the top already. So at this point, I don't believe it matters. This will come back to haunt us. I promise.
I would caution everyone to think twice before posting, and consider that words once posted cannot be taken back.
And that goes for both sides, Hildy. People in the grip of anger often say words they regret. I hope to avoid doing that.
I would also point out that I have seen a lot of new people on the forums, stirring the pot.
You're only supposed to consider how this affects the GOP's future. If saving this woman's life will cost some votes, well, she'll just have to be collateral damage in the all important political wars. We must keep our prioties in order, don't you know.
1920 A jurist, Professor Binding, and a psychiatrist, Professor Hoche, publish the book, Die Freigabe der Vernichtung lebensunwerten Lebens (The sanctioning of the destruction of lives unworthy of being lived). (Science)
If I wasn't witnessing this fanantical, emotional meltdown I would have never believed it possible.
For the first time in my life I have a glimpse of how so many people could be mislead by the AntiChrist when that time comes.
This is what happens when we have no big, pulsating (Clinton) targets.
Oh Deb...I'm so glad you're here.
Slap some sense into folks....ok?
There's too many of 'em, Baby...I need back-up!!! (They pinch too.)
What about the thousands of mothers around the world that may be watching their child die?
Don't they matter?
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