Monday, August 11, 2003
I was wrong: Just watch some liberal blogger Dowdify my title there and parade it around. I believed when the Senate went on its August recess (sounds like elementary school, doesn't it?) that the discussion of the judiciary committee Democrats and their attacks on certain nominees and their "deeply held" beliefs would die down.
National Review Online's MIchael Novak has a new column on the issue.
Novak also outlines a brief, non-religious basis for being pro-life.
In fact, in regard to abortion — and abortion was the one issue brought up again and again by Democrats in the judiciary committee — it is a matter of Catholic faith that one does not need Catholic faith to make a judgment about the evil of abortion. All that is required is some basic knowledge about biology. What is killed in an abortion is undeniably human, a being with an individual genetic code separate from that of its mother and father. It is a human individual. Unless it is killed, it will grow into a full-grown woman or man, perhaps even a senator. It does not take rocket science, and certainly not faith, to know that killing a human individual for one's own purposes is not right.
The article is really only peripherally about judges and the Democrats' litmus test -- it's more of a primer for the non-religious. Too many agnostics and atheists believe religious belief cannot coexist with reason. They're wrong, of course, and their beliefs about the religious are informed only by willful ignorance.