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Michael Schiavo Lawyer's Personal Spirituality of Death
Opinionjournal.com Best of the Web Today ^ | 3/28/05 | James Taranto

Posted on 03/28/2005 8:17:13 PM PST by Jacksonville Patriot

Death Is Beautiful? Possibly the creepiest moment in the Terri Schiavo saga came Saturday afternoon, when George Felos, Michael Schiavo's lawyer, appeared at a press conference without his client. Felos described having visited Mrs. Schiavo, who at that point had gone eight days without food and water. "Frankly when I saw her . . . she looked beautiful," Felos told the assembled reporters...That's just weird.

It turns out that Felos's weirdness goes deeper still. In a 2003 article, Florida Baptist Witness editor James Smith looked at Felos's 2002 book, "Litigation as Spiritual Practice." Felos's views on the "right to die" are informed by a "syncretistic" spirituality that "mixes diverse religious traditions--including generous citations from the Bible and references to Jesus Christ--creating a composite of his own spiritual worldview."

Smith quotes at length a story from Felos's book about Estelle Browning, the subject of Felos's first right-to-die case:

(Excerpt) Read more at opinionjournal.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: felos; law; schiavo
Go to the "Opinion Journal" article: I had to cut out Felos' rapturous desciption of Ms. Browning's imminent death.
1 posted on 03/28/2005 8:17:14 PM PST by Jacksonville Patriot
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To: Jacksonville Patriot

He had never seen Terri looking so perfectly beautiful as on her death bed, starving and dehydrating to death. What a despicable ghoul.


2 posted on 03/28/2005 8:18:11 PM PST by Saundra Duffy ("Where there's life, there's hope." Theresa Marie SCHINDLER)
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To: Jacksonville Patriot
I felt the mid-section of my body open and noticed a strange quality to the light in the room. I sensed her soul in agony. As she screamed I heard her say, in confusion, "Why am I still here . . . Why am I here?" My soul touched hers and in some way I communicated that she was still locked in her body. I promised I would do everything in my power to gain the release her soul cried for. With that the screaming immediately stopped. I felt like I was back in my head again, the room resumed its normal appearance, and Mrs. Browning, as she had throughout this experience, lay silent.

This guy is just nuts!

3 posted on 03/28/2005 8:22:32 PM PST by jwalburg (Those buried included children still clutching toys)
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To: jwalburg

I wonder if power hunger does this to a person.


4 posted on 03/28/2005 8:23:48 PM PST by jwalburg (Those buried included children still clutching toys)
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To: Jacksonville Patriot

I find hearing or reading the words of this man far more terrifying than any horror movie. He is definitely a ghoul and there is no doubt that he actually sees himself as as some sort of angel of death.


5 posted on 03/28/2005 8:24:41 PM PST by Route66 (America's Main Street)
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To: Jacksonville Patriot
Time to take Felos out the back for a little "baseball bat therapy"...
6 posted on 03/28/2005 8:26:04 PM PST by Aussie Dasher (Stop Hillary - PEGGY NOONAN '08)
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To: Jacksonville Patriot

Someone should lock him up and throw the key into a volcano.


7 posted on 03/28/2005 8:27:08 PM PST by b4its2late (Always remember you're unique, just like everyone else.)
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To: Jacksonville Patriot
Another nut job New Age'er.
8 posted on 03/28/2005 8:30:35 PM PST by fso301
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To: Jacksonville Patriot

He must really fixate on those WWII death camp photos then. (Another black mark against this assclown is that for some reason he reminds me of alan dershowitz in looks and actions.)


10 posted on 03/28/2005 8:32:46 PM PST by E=MC<sup>2</sup> (...And on the 666th day, satan created the demonrat party.)
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To: Jacksonville Patriot

Yeah, I heard this discussed on Glenn Beck today. And folks call me a "whack-job" because I read and believe the Bible.

So, as long as I am going to be called a "whack-job" and "thumper" anyway. I may as well state that either this guy is:

(1)Making this up.
(2)Nuttier than a Christmas fruitcake.
(3)Communing with demons!

This is one sick puppy. Glenn Beck, tongue in cheek, suggested Felos was actually channeling Hilter! It was funny, but this is scary at the same time.


11 posted on 03/28/2005 8:35:04 PM PST by Sola Veritas (Trying to speak truth - not always with the best grammar or spelling)
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To: E=MC<sup>2</sup>

actually Felos reminds me of Chevy Chase. No rhyme or reason.

I don't know if his euthanasia crusade made him nuts, or if his being nuts led to the euthanasia crusade. Another thing we'll never know.


12 posted on 03/28/2005 8:36:37 PM PST by Fudd Fan (MaryJo Kopechne needed an "exit strategy")
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To: Jacksonville Patriot

sould speaking.

Felos believes he can speak to the souls of the near dead.?


13 posted on 03/28/2005 8:38:16 PM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE!)
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To: Jacksonville Patriot

Felos is full of crap. I should know.

John Edwards

(insert theme from Twilight Zone here)

14 posted on 03/28/2005 8:42:13 PM PST by isthisnickcool (Here come da king, er, judge!)
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To: Jacksonville Patriot

After having endured his press conference and reading this passage from his book I am firmly convinced that a great injustice is being perpetrated here and this guy is a serious menace. He is creepy and crazy!


15 posted on 03/28/2005 8:49:47 PM PST by drt1
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To: longtermmemmory
not only that -- they talk back to him. And he communicates with airplanes, too. It's in his book.
16 posted on 03/28/2005 8:54:59 PM PST by cyn (it's sarcasm, but Jim King really said it.)
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To: drt1

Yesterday when he invoked the "holy Day" of Easter I thaught he was going to be struck by lightening,right there.
Wow! he sure has chosen his side and his judgement day is going to come.


17 posted on 03/28/2005 8:57:06 PM PST by northernlightsII
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To: Jacksonville Patriot

The guy is also channeling money into his bank account and his investment portfolios where it will also "talk" to him. Given the size of his ego, nothing that he says or thinks of surprises me. He's kind of a George Soros to the dying, a creep but a smart creep which makes him even scarier.


18 posted on 03/28/2005 9:01:20 PM PST by Winston7000 (Near Chicago)
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To: undercover brother
"When I heard that, I could not believe it. Even more unbelievable was that no one in the media said "WTF?"

They didn't say anything because they don't want to be considered crazy by delving into the issue. Believe me, I know. I lost 3 friends tonight because of my opinion of Felos.

19 posted on 03/28/2005 9:06:22 PM PST by sageb1
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To: Jacksonville Patriot

FELOS LOOKING BEAUTIFUL AFTER BEING BLESSED WITH HOLY WATER

21 posted on 03/28/2005 9:14:19 PM PST by Fred
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To: Jacksonville Patriot

Felos is the new age equivalent of a serial killer. He is positively orgasmic over the death of another.


22 posted on 03/28/2005 9:16:52 PM PST by antceecee (I pray that God will give guidance to the good who lead us...)
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To: undercover brother

Not really funny, but your post made me chuckle. I did the same...I said it had to be a unanimous vote by all my family members :)


23 posted on 03/28/2005 9:18:21 PM PST by sageb1
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To: antceecee

Not that it will do much good, but I sent email to O'Reilly tonight. I told him he was wrong when he said no one won - that the author of the book, "Litigation as Spiritual Practice," George Felos won. I challenged him to read the book and then tell me I'm wrong.


24 posted on 03/28/2005 9:21:38 PM PST by sageb1
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To: northernlightsII
Yesterday when he invoked the "holy Day" of Easter I thaught he was going to be struck by lightening

Easter actually falls on some pagan holiday, the birth of Ishtar (?) or something to do with her. That's why it is tied to a particular full moon, not a set day every year.

Undoutedly this is a holy day for him, but not in the same sense that it is Holy to us.

25 posted on 03/28/2005 9:21:56 PM PST by PistolPaknMama (Will work for cool tag line.)
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To: Peach; Neets

here girls, come carry some water for your guy


26 posted on 03/28/2005 9:22:09 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Florida, where the disabled go to be felosed to death.)
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To: PistolPaknMama

It's tied to Jewish Passover


27 posted on 03/28/2005 9:22:47 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Florida, where the disabled go to be felosed to death.)
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To: sageb1

He won't bother, after all the bloviating MR.O is always right. No one in this process has sought to look at Felos or Greer critically.


28 posted on 03/28/2005 9:25:19 PM PST by antceecee (I pray that God will give guidance to the good who lead us...)
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To: Jacksonville Patriot

Felos is creepier than Zarqawi.


30 posted on 03/28/2005 9:28:15 PM PST by Ben Chad
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To: undercover brother

I have not read his work, but I would imagine that the darkness in man is more horrifying than any mythological horror we could imagine.


31 posted on 03/28/2005 9:29:24 PM PST by antceecee (I pray that God will give guidance to the good who lead us...)
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To: Jacksonville Patriot

Our legal system (from the highest court down to Michael Schiavo's attorney)has been hijacked by extreme liberals, communists, aethists, appeasers, environ wackos, secularists, abortionists, and God-hating lawyers. Just like the Islamo-fascists have taken over and become the face of Islam. God help us. God bless America.


32 posted on 03/28/2005 9:29:31 PM PST by citizencon
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To: Jacksonville Patriot
This guy made my skin crawl from the first syllable out of his mouth. That was before I knew he was a writing litigating news conference holding poster child for the sicker side of the culture of death.
33 posted on 03/28/2005 9:29:42 PM PST by Ragnorak
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To: Jacksonville Patriot

I could have sworn I saw a clip of George Felos on a program called "God in Government," arguing against Christianity in the public sphere. After reading this link below, I am quite sure it was him.


http://66.218.71.225/search/cache?p=george+felos+atheist&ei=UTF-8&u=www.mediaculpa.com/archives.php%3Fid%3DA2004101&w=george+felos+atheist&d=B24A5D1E9D&icp=1&.intl=us


34 posted on 03/28/2005 9:30:45 PM PST by followerofchrist
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To: surelyclintonsbaddream

Ping.


36 posted on 03/28/2005 9:32:41 PM PST by scott7278 ("Please disperse...there is nothing to see here.")
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To: Jacksonville Patriot

PART II

FELOS LOOKING BEAUTIFUL AFTER BEING BLESSED BY HOLY WATER

37 posted on 03/28/2005 9:35:45 PM PST by Fred
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To: Jacksonville Patriot

I thought Kevorkian was a creepy looking guy. He is so weird I think most people wouldn't fall for him. Felos is creepy but so smooth about it. By saying she looked beautiful on her deathbed he is furthering the myth that her death is peaceful and wonderful. He is such a sick man. I think the devil's in charge of that one.


38 posted on 03/28/2005 9:36:08 PM PST by gnan4d
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To: HiTech RedNeck
It's tied to Jewish Passover

Yes it is, but it is also tied to some pagan high holy day to do with their goddess Ishtar, which some believe is where the name Easter came from.

39 posted on 03/28/2005 9:47:26 PM PST by PistolPaknMama (Will work for cool tag line.)
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To: E=MC<sup>2</sup>

"He must really fixate on those WWII death camp photos"

Yeah, they are like porn to him. Beautiful, a real turn on.


40 posted on 03/28/2005 9:47:39 PM PST by garjog
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To: Jacksonville Patriot

Scum bucket, why do they have to pump her full of morphine if this is such a nice way to die?


41 posted on 03/28/2005 9:56:30 PM PST by vpintheak (Liberal = The antithesis of Freedom and Patriotism)
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To: Aussie Dasher

How about TOBAS....Take Out Back and Shoot!


42 posted on 03/28/2005 10:10:23 PM PST by kagnew
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To: kagnew

No. Far too quick and painless.


43 posted on 03/28/2005 10:15:47 PM PST by Aussie Dasher (Stop Hillary - PEGGY NOONAN '08)
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To: undercover brother

Heard that the reporter on Fox (don't remember name) immediately said he was nauseous. Same thing I had said.


44 posted on 03/28/2005 10:42:53 PM PST by ClancyJ (The Death Culture Movement - All of us are hosed no matter what we do)
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To: Sola Veritas

Aren't we all. I was chastised earlier by a poster - that I really turned him off with my ??? something and something about embarrassing, representing my faith......

I was going to reply - "Of course I turn you off - anyone that agrees with MS would be extremely turned off by me."

But, not worth it. He did not like my posting so I decided not to make him read another one to him.


45 posted on 03/28/2005 10:46:24 PM PST by ClancyJ (The Death Culture Movement - All of us are hosed no matter what we do)
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To: Winston7000

Not as smart as he thinks he is. This case is now known worldwide. Why? Because of the uproar over what is going on here by those of us so upset.

Sure they think we will calm down. Did you hear him thrilled beyond belief that his message was getting out and that the media was helping him?

I can just see him strutting in there to visit Terri as he is doing all in his power to make sure she dies so he can have the precedent of hearsay entered into court records.

Who will be his next test case?


46 posted on 03/28/2005 10:51:27 PM PST by ClancyJ (The Death Culture Movement - All of us are hosed no matter what we do)
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To: NautiNurse; StarFan; stanz
OpinionJournal.com

Smith quotes at length a story from Felos's book about Estelle Browning, the subject of Felos's first right-to-die case:

As I continued to stay beside Mrs. Browning at her nursing home bed, I felt my mind relax and my weight sink into the ground. I began to feel light-headed as I became more reposed. Although feeling like I could drift into sleep, I also experienced a sense of heightened awareness.

As Mrs. Browning lay motionless before my gaze, I suddenly heard a loud, deep moan and scream and wondered if the nursing home personnel heard it and would respond to the unfortunate resident. In the next moment, as this cry of pain and torment continued, I realized it was Mrs. Browning.

I felt the mid-section of my body open and noticed a strange quality to the light in the room. I sensed her soul in agony. As she screamed I heard her say, in confusion, "Why am I still here . . . Why am I here?" My soul touched hers and in some way I communicated that she was still locked in her body. I promised I would do everything in my power to gain the release her soul cried for. With that the screaming immediately stopped. I felt like I was back in my head again, the room resumed its normal appearance, and Mrs. Browning, as she had throughout this experience, lay silent.

Good grief...

47 posted on 03/28/2005 10:58:25 PM PST by nutmeg (democRATs = The Party of NO)
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To: Jacksonville Patriot; All
In Honor of Terri Schiavo

Please let it load -- it's 11 mb.

Have headphones or sound on.

special thanks to lafroste for generous technical and web assistance.

48 posted on 04/02/2005 6:44:07 PM PST by the invisib1e hand (God rest Terri Schiavo. God save the rest of us.)
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To: Jacksonville Patriot
"Frankly when I saw her . . . she looked beautiful," Felos told the assembled reporters...That's just weird.

yes, there is something warped and sinister about that sentiment.

49 posted on 04/02/2005 6:45:07 PM PST by the invisib1e hand (God rest Terri Schiavo. God save the rest of us.)
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