This should be too obvious for most, but why do the Christians want to prevent Terri Shiavo from meeting their god? Presumably she was a good person and is going to the good place, right? And isn't Heaven supposed to be far better than Earth? I haven't been to bible school in over a decade, so maybe I'm off-base here, but aren't these people supposed to believe that the worst event in Heaven (an oxymoron, I would think) is far better than the best event here on Earth?
Can someone correct me on any of this? Cause I just don't get it. And, just in case the lightning bolts aren't already on their way towards me, don't these Christians seem to be acting as if they aren't so convinced about the Eternal Reward? I understand the whole anti-suicide thing, but this could hardly be considered suicide. Legally, I believe it is considered to be suicide, as the husband is supposedly representing her wishes. But these people don't believe he is representing her; and thus consider it to be murder. So this just smacks of doubt on the whole death issue. Plus, it would seem that this should be considered part of "God's Plan", so why are they taking it so personally? Couldn't their god save her if he desired to do so? Again, why the doubts?
And unless I'm somehow all wrong about this (which I'm fairly certain that I am not), the most ironic thing is that these people would consider MY comments to be blasphemy; while I am quite certain that it is they who are the blasphemers. They talk a tough game about this stuff, but it really looks like, when push comes to shove, they're only too quick to forget about Heaven and demand justice here on Earth. They seem to believe as I do that The End really is The End, and that we better score our points now or forever hold our peace. Ok lightning bolts, I'm ready now.
BTW: For anyone interested, I consider myself to be agnostic, not atheist. So you can just save your whole "prove there's no God" thing. Besides the negative proof issue, I don't believe in any gods, but I also don't believe there are no gods, so I don't require any proof. And yes, there is a real distinction.