Thursday, March 24, 2005

A thought for Judge Greer and his ilk

As I read the Schiavo case (see links in entries below), Judge Greer seems to have single-mindedly focused on getting this young lady killed. He has repeatedly excluded evidence that could have turned the case, and has ignored common-sense considerations (hel-lo? her guardian has repeatedly cheated on her, is living with another woman, has fathered two children by her -- and he is deciding her fate?), and has arrogantly thumbed his nose at both the executive and legislative branches. One might say he seems Hell-bent on her death.

And he's a Baptist! Or was, until he left his church over this.

Now, I know it's assuming a lot to think that any professing Christian today has actually read the entire Bible. Heck, you can be a church officer, and never have read the Bible.

But if he has, perhaps Judge Greer has read Psalm 82, which addresses judges as "gods" because of their representative life and death power. If he hasn't, he should; if he has, he should re-read it.

God has taken his place in the divine council;
in the midst of the gods he holds judgment:

2 “How long will you judge unjustly
and show partiality to the wicked? Selah

3 Give justice to the weak and the fatherless;
maintain the right of the afflicted and the destitute.

4 Rescue the weak and the needy;
deliver them from the hand of the wicked.”

5 They have neither knowledge nor understanding,
they walk about in darkness;
all the foundations of the earth are shaken.

6 I said, “You are gods,
sons of the Most High, all of you;

7 nevertheless, like men you shall die,
and fall like any prince.”

8 Arise, O God, judge the earth;
for you shall inherit all the nations!
Amen, and amen.

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