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pansypoo53219 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-25-05 10:51 PM
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if the pope needed a feeding tube and was 'a vegetable'
would catholics want to keep him in suspended annimation?

as a non catholic i am just wondering.
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nothingshocksmeanymore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-25-05 10:55 PM
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1. I object to your referring to anyone as a vegetable who is in a PVS
This sort of rhetoric is inflammatory and disrespectful.
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Warren Stupidity Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-25-05 10:58 PM
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2. persistent vegetative state
Edited on Fri Mar-25-05 11:28 PM by Warren Stupidity
I'm just wondering why you used the initials when making that statement?

Perhaps: "I object to your referring to anyone as a vegetable who is in a persistent vegetative state" would appear a bit ridiculous?

Or perhaps you ommitted the obligatory smiley?

Or perhaps the mods will lock down this thread as well, as it appears that The Pope is straight out of bounds.
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BlueEyedSon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-25-05 11:01 PM
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3. I agree, it is insulting to vegetables. I was just having this discussion
Edited on Fri Mar-25-05 11:03 PM by BlueEyedSon
with a fine stalk of broccoli and a lovely beet... they were quite clear on this point.
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nankerphelge Donating Member (995 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-25-05 11:13 PM
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5. The pope is to broccoli as...
Terry Schiavo is to cabbage
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nini Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-25-05 11:03 PM
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4. You'll get the same differences of opinion as you would from the masses
Catholics' opinions vary just like any other group.

My personal opinion.. I would hope he would be allowed to die as naturally and peacefully as possible - like every other human being should.
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