Turns out we were right– Terri Schiavo had nothing wrong with her that the miracle of technology- powered by electrons, the angels of the Lord- couldn’t have cured:
He was beaten and left for dead one night in a robbery while walking home in 1999. His skull was crushed and his brain severely damaged. The doctor said if he pulled through at all, he’d be a vegetable for the rest of his life.
For six years, the man could not speak or eat.
On occasion he showed signs of awareness, and he moved his eyes or a thumb to communicate. His arms were useless. He was fed through a tube.
But researchers chose him for an experimental attempt to rev up his brain by placing electrodes in it. And here’s how his mother describes the change in her son, now 38:
“My son can now eat, speak, watch a movie without falling asleep,” she said Wednesday while choking back tears during a telephone news conference. “He can drink from a cup. He can express pain. He can cry and he can laugh.
“The most important part is he can say, ‘Mommy’ and ‘Pop.’ He can say, ‘I love you, Mommy’ … I still cry every time I see my son, but it’s tears of joy.”
The progress of the patient, who remains unidentified at the family’s request, is described more formally in a report in Thursday’s issue of the journal Nature.
Experts called the results encouraging but cautioned that the experimental treatment must be tried in more patients before its value can be assessed. The researchers are already proceeding with a larger study.
The article attempts to argue that this technique couldn’t have helped Terri Schiavo, as she was in a Persistent Vegetative State (PVS). And maybe they’re right. But that doesn’t mean they’re right about the technologies that God will provide after this one.
If our nation had shown a little more tolerance, a little more patience, and a little more willingness to disregard the edicts of homicidal judges when a little thing like Human Life was on the line, Terri Schiavo would likely be fully conscious with this technology. If not with this one, than with the next one that’ll come out two years from now. God weighed us in the balance, testing our mettle by seeing if we’d let Terri live long enough for her restoration. We were weighed in the balance, and we were found wanting. Mene, mene, tekel, upharsin.
For myself, I am unperturbed. I went to the pro-Terri rallies, attempted to bring her food and water, and prayer for her for hours on end. I doubt many liberals carried on such efforts, however. For them, things will go badly in the Final Judgment. Terri will rise from her seat at the side of God, point them out, and curse them by name. Then God will cast them thence into the fires of perdition. On that glorious day, Heaven and Earth alike will be cleansed of the moonbat taint, secularism will be cast aside, and we shall know Peace and Glory everlasting under the aegis of the Lord. The liberals shall burn in lakes of fire, and their just sufferings shall be one of our finest pleasures. Tertullian said it, and so do I.
Glory everlasting unto you all. Amen.
UPDATE: Even Terri could’ve been helped. God, through the miracle of technology, has already presented us with the means of saving those in PVS. It is liberal cowardice and death-lust that prevents us from seizing the advantage. Liberals would rather an innocent woman die than admit they were wrong about anything, ever. Those are the kinds of people we’re dealing with, here. (H/t: Psycheout.)