Saturday, August 1, 2009
The Doser is, reluctantly and painfully forced to consider that the Worthington jury did wrong. It cannot be that they believed, on the evidence, that one of the parents that was attending the dying of their child was guilty of breaking a law and that the other, also in attendance, did not break the law. The Doser has not been an exemplary father but it is not comprehensible to him that a parent would not do whatever was necessary to save one's small children. The bumper sticker quote of Mohandas Ghandi came to mind: "I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ." Thinking on it, The Doser has difficulty envisioning Jesus telling two parents to let their child die so as to avoid secular physicians. All in all a sad business! Another round follows in, perhaps, January 2010 when the elder Beagleys, same family, same church, let their teen-age child die with a medically curable disease.