Saturday, February 17, 2007

Amy's (Lame) Theory of Everything

Yesterday, on her blog, Amy Welborn proposed her “(lame) theory of everything,” as she called it. It’s a fascinating little look into how she views history, the sad state of humanity, the Church, and the role of tradition in keeping us on track.

She does touch on her involvement in the pro-life movement and what she has learned from that. She refers to a short article which she wrote some time ago, summing that all up. It’s insightful and challenging.

It’s entitled “In the Name of Progress...” and she starts out with a hundred year old quote:

"It will never be known what acts of cowardice have been motivated by the fear of not looking sufficiently progressive."

French poet and polemicist Charles Peguy penned that thought almost a hundred years ago, but they’re words that could have been written yesterday, aren’t they?

After telling of her decision to link up with the pro-life movement and the events which followed, she wraps up the account with these words:

Do we speak boldly of what abortion is and why it is wrong, or do we hedge our arguments all around, using the opposition’s language and sharing their tut-tutting over graphic photographs of aborted children? Are we actually more frightened of being defined as “fanatics” than we are of having the blood of children on our hands?

And what does that make us? Does it make us what we hope and dream for – “progressive,” not to speak of “compassionate” and “sensitive?”

Or does it just make us cowards?


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