Tuesday, March 29, 2005

Sadness and corrosion

From Cleveland:
It may only be a matter of time for Terry Schiavo.

With options running out, the family turned to a local doctor who treats disease with prayer.

NewsChannel5's Ted Henry was the first to report that Terri Schiavo's parents -- Mary and Bob Schindler -- contacted Cleveland's faith healer, Dr. Issam Nemeh.

They offered to pay all of his expenses to come to Florida and perform his faith healing service for their daughter.

Dr. Nemeh’s wife said he will not go to Florida because of previous commitments. She said the doctor will pray for Schiavo and her family.

Nemeh has held several local healing services in which many have claimed to have been healed.

Schiavo is in day 10 without her feeding tube.

For a firmly Catholic family like the Schindlers to search out a New-Agey healer says something about their desperation. (I say that knowing how trmendously painful this must be for them.) The situation is beginning to corrode their affiliations, if not their values.

But better they should burn through the one than the other. And let's not even get into what this is doing to the Republicans' values.

At 11:03 PM, Blogger miguel said...

Q: What is the best religion?
A: The one that brings you closest to God.


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