See how the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth, being patient with it until it receives the early and the late rains. - James 5:7

Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Quick story...


Paranoid conspiracy theorists...
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I was at my lawyer's office this morning, taking care of my will and health care directives and all of that end of life crap.  (No - I'm not dying, darnit.)  I'm also not going to get into detailed information here, but suffice it to say I brought in a couple of Catholic healthcare directives and related proxy documents.  My attorney is very knowledgeable and professional of course.  So I explained the documents and my Catholic expectations.  She was familiar with the documents - compared them to what she had, and explained why hers were better.
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I hesitated just for a moment.  I thought, "Can I believe her?"  And before I could put it all together in my head she checked areas in each document for me to compare and explained specific language in my documents left open the possibility for interpretation of my intent, etc..  Like I said - I'm not going into detail on what is involved here.  Nevertheless, I saw that she was/is absolutely right and I decided I'm going with her recommendations.  She is the professional, she is the expert, she is working for me.
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Anyway - the episode alerted me to to the fact that I'm turning into a paranoid conspiracy theorist - mistrusting absolutely everyone... And I'm pretty sure a lot of people are getting this way these days.  Death-panel-phobics fighting the liberal agenda...  Everyone else is the enemy.  As John Allen of NCR explains something Cardinal George wrote:  "...conservatives often end up in a sectarian dead-end, clinging to a narrow and triumphalistic version of Catholic identity sealed off from the surrounding culture." - Source 
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Man!  All I can say is that I have to get out more and quit spending so much time on the stupid internet.

5 comments:

  1. I need a day job! Rotflol...I don't believe a single thing anyone tells me so it's not just you Terry!

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  2. Jackie - Especially politicians and their appointees.

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  3. I don't believe for a second that you're a paranoid conspiracy theorist...but that's just the paranoid conspiracy theorist in me talking...

    although the captcha for me here was 'untrap"...I bet it's a plot.

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  4. I don't know Terry...you sound pretty sane to me!
    I refuse to sign these "living wills" or whatever they're called now.
    The Culture of Death is upon us. We have to be vigilant.
    From one "paranoic" to another...:<)!

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  5. Thanks guys - I just finished lining everything in tin-foil too - so everything should be ok.

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