Christians: Rage Against the Dying of the Light

While Terri Schiavo was dehydrating, a commonplace remark from callers to our local talk radio station was along the lines of: what are these nutty Christians complaining about --aren't they the ones who think death takes them to God? This post from Mere Comments explains the problem with that argument. Money quote: "If the culture of death ever seduces Western Christianity, it will not be because it redefined 'personhood.' It will be because it twists Christian piety to embrace death as a morally neutral 'stairway to heaven.' "