From Crisis magazine: “In the absence of faith, we govern by tenderness. And tenderness leads to the gas chamber.” — Flannery O’Connor
Beware of the compassionate. Catholic author Flannery O’Connor wrote shocking stories. Each tale climaxed at “a moment of grace” when the main character, jolted by the sudden realization of their false “compassionate,” self-serving life, was forced to choose—or reject—truth. Modern Western cultures have had a jolt. On February 13, the Belgian parliament voted 86 to 44 in favor of a bill that permits euthanasia for very young children. We can no longer pin a wig over the bald truth of the culture of death... Among few others, Flemish Christian Democratic senator, Els Van Hoof fought the bill. “They [children] can’t drink before they’re 16. They can’t smoke before they’re 16. They can’t vote before they’re 18. They can’t marry before they’re 18. They can’t be punished because they don’t have the competence. But when they talk about life and death, they can decide? It’s not coherent.”" Read more here.
Pic: Holbein, The Dance of Death