It happens occasionally, I ask myself: “Is it me?” The question is a housekeeping function of sanity. “Am I the one who’s insane?” You spend some time calling other people unreasonable, you need to know. Crazy things were said, someone is crazy.
Do you really want to be an organ donor?
By Paul A. Byrne, M.D.
Life on earth continues until true death. Prior to the desire to get organs for transplantation, no one was declared dead with a beating heart, circulation, or breathing. Every organ for transplantation is taken from a living person. Would anyone with common sense believe that a cadaver, a dead body, would have organs that could be transplanted?
Is someone making a faith-based case against organ transplantation? Yes they are.
“Brain death” was concocted to get beating hearts and other vital organs for transplantation. A living body can become a dead body only by going through true death (L. mors vera); what then remains is a cadaver. A vital organ that occurs singly, e.g., the heart, cannot be transplanted from a cadaver. Donors must be living. Much information about these significant matters of life and death is kept from the public. What you do not know can kill you.
Your brain is dead. You will never know, think or feel again. But don’t you swallow the liberal argument just yet:
Any priest worth his salt would not deny Baptism to someone with a beating heart, circulation, and respiration (assuming that this is an infant of Catholic parents or an adult scheduled for Baptism in the near future). If the priest can baptize, can he accept and theologically authorize cutting into the chest of this same person to cut out the beating heart for transplantation into another person? Every heart that is transplanted is a healthy heart taken from a living person who is killed in the process.
Let the heart die, and whoever needs it as well. The ostensible Christian argument in defense of human life. You read something like this, you don’t need to check who’s crazy for a while.