Saturday, April 02, 2005

We Need the Wisdom of Solomon

Yesterday afternoon, my wife and I were listening to Sean Hannity on his radio show interview Newt Gingrich. In discussing the Terri Schiavo case, Gingrich made an interesting point in comparing the decision whether or not to kill Terri to the wise ruling King Solomon made in 1 Kings 3:16–28, when he determined that the woman who was willing to give up her son in order for him to live was . . . indeed the child's mother.

Gingrich said that if Solomon had been deciding Terri's case, he would've likely sided with her parents and life. Of course, the two cases are not completely parallel, a healthy baby versus a brain-damaged grown woman, but who's to say which life is more valuable than the other? And at least Solomon knew a mother would choose life for the child she loved, even though it might mean that the child would live a less-than-perfect life away from his mother.


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