Wednesday, January 23, 2013
The Irony, The Truth, the March for Life
Sometimes people ask why this blog is named The Ironic Catholic. Irony doesn't mean sarcasm, or at least, doesn't have to mean sarcasm. Sometimes its humorous, other times not. It means pointing out incongruity in service to truth. And sakes alive, does this video do that in spades.
Let me be clear: I think President Obama's speech was a brilliant speech and everything quoted should be taken to heart in memory of the children of Sandy Hook. Period. But this effectively points out--why stop there? There are other children we are called to protect too, other families who don't deserve this pain. When do we rise up and say all children, all human beings, deserve to be protected and loved?
And maybe, maybe, there is a little bit of hope that we aren't as far apart as we seem sometimes. If you can make a speech like that, its only a very logical hop over to embracing many pro-life arguments. Please, God?
UPDATE: Speaking of pointing out incongruity, an abortion rights coalition came up with this utterly, completely, sickeningly bizarre ad: Happy 40th Anniversary, Baby. I kind of like seeing this movement do itself in like this.