“Our once great western Christian civilization is dying. If this matters to followers of Jesus Christ, then we must set aside our denominational differences and work together to strengthen the things that remain and reclaim what has been lost. Evangelicals and Catholics must stand together to re-establish that former Christian culture and moral consensus. We have the numbers and the organization but the question is this: Do we have the will to win this present spiritual battle for Jesus Christ against secularism? Will we prayerfully and cooperatively work toward a new Christian spiritual revival ― or will we choose to hunker down in our churches and denominationalisms and watch everything sink into the spiritual and moral abyss of a New Dark Age?” - Mark Davis Pickup

Monday, April 30, 2012

LET'S STOP CALLING PEOPLE VEGETABLES

A voice on the radio referred to someone in a coma as being a "vegetable".  What a horrible term! What kind of people use such awful terms about fellow human beings who are compromised?

People spoke of cognitively disabled Terri Schiavo as being in a vegetative state. That was not true. She was cognitively disabled human being who deserved dignity and respect, not disdain. She was not a vegetable. Nobody is a vegetable regardless of the severity of their disability. People do not change their species. Calling someone a vegetable is a ugly, derogatory term meant to strip them of their humanity.

I look forward to a day when calling people vegetables or being in a vegetative state will be as unacceptable as calling African Americans niggers referring to gays as faggots. They are all horribly demeaning terms that have no place in civilized society.

MDP

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