Monday, September 13, 2004 +

Notes 23

While the politicians and journalists and the innumerable organizations with social and economic programs fought over war and peace, women's rights, Imperialsim and nationalism, Socialism and Anarchism, two groups of intelligent people stayed aloof from the turmoil and attended to their own predestined occupations. These people were the artists and the scientists and their devotees. What they achieved during [1905-15] laid the foundations for all later achievments down to the present.
-- Jacques Barzun, Sidelights on Opera at Glimmerglass, 2001, 95.

Will it be more tolerable for Sodom and Gomorrha in the day of judgment, than for us?

Given that abortions are evil, will You have us say that 10,000,000 abortions are more evil than 1?

Sufficient unto my heart is the evil thereof.

If I am evil, should I stop doing good? But if I become evil in fighting evil, shouldn't I stop fighting evil?

If a man say, I hate abortion, and hateth his brother, he is a liar: for he that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love babies whom he hath not seen?

Why say, "Catholics are obliged"? We do not say, "Saints are obliged."

Are not aborted babies also in Abraham's bosom?