Pope May Need Fedding Tube

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    Report: Pope May Get Feeding Tube
    Tuesday, March 29, 2005



    http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,151775,00.html
     
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    Good thing he isn't in Florida!

    Since his guardian is G-d himself, I wonder how the courts would handle this one....
     
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    What if the cardinals decide that the Pope didn't want a feeding tube?
     
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    depends on if one of them wants the job bad enough
     
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    You know there is so much room here for irony if not so dire a situation like this one.

    But you have to marvel at the timing, coincidence I think not!!!
     
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    That very thought crossed my mind in reading this :(
     
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    I guess the difference is the pope has a living mind (consciousness) and a failing body. Other feeding tube recipients (e.g. Schiavo) have a dead mind (no consciousness) and a living body. I suppose this whole argument hinges on semantics though:

    How many people would opt to not mechanically sustain a living human body with functioning nervous system, heart, etc if that body had no consciousness or any hope of attaining one?

    Can we call this a "human"? Can we call this a "living human"? What if such a body existed that never had a conscious mind to begin with? These are honestly not leading questions, I'm genuinely curious as to the answers from conservatives.
     
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    :link:

    Long time no hear, NE! I hope all is well.
     
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    Trade him to the Angels...
     

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