Huckabee Silences Stephanopoulos On Schiavo
"Stephanopoulos continued his assault Sunday on Terri Schindler Schiavo, the disabled Florida woman who was killed by court decree at the behest of her adulterous husband, dying of dehydration on March 31, 2005, 13 days after her feeding tube was removed following nearly a decade of contentious courtroom action."
Stephanopoulos asked, "But should the federal government have weighed in or not."
“In that case, I believe that it ultimately was because anything to do that will help save a human life and at least show the importance, imperative of valuing life, I think is a good thing, George, and I, one thing, if anything, and that’s consistent on the fact that every human life has dignity and intrinsic worth and value and I think it’s fundamental to the very essence of our civilization that we treat each other with that sense of dignity. If we don’t, if we ever violate the idea that we’re all of equal worth, I think we’ve lost something more that a political debate, I think we’ve lost our moral center because if one person is more valuable because of IQ, ancestry, net worth, if one person is more valuable than another because of ability or disability, then we really have redefined what it means to be not just a human being but specifically what it means to be an American”. http://www.northcountrygazette.org/news/2008/01/08/schiavo_disability_rights/
Wow! That is one of the defining differences of Christianity v. atheism and paganism. If you want to read about more of these differences, I recommend reading the book, The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Bible. I read that book over the holidays. I was blown away with the clarity with which it compares the benefits of Christianity and faith.