Bonus Thought: Two Objections

Earlier this week, after over an hour of personal observation and extensive viewing of videotapes, Mayo Clinic neurologist William Cheshire submitted a seven-page report saying he thinks Terri Schiavo may have been misdiagnosed. Cheshire believes that Schiavo, who is dying because her feeding tube was removed nearly a week ago, may not be in a Persistent Vegetative State, and that a new medical examination is called for. Those who want Terri to die cite two primary objections: (1) Cheshire has not done a medical exam of Schiavo and thus can’t know her true condition; and (2) he is a Christian. Regarding the first, of course he hasn’t, as Michael Schiavo and attorney George Felos have fought tooth and nail to prevent any such medical exams. I wonder why? Regarding the second, since when is it wrong for a physician to be a Christian? Should all Christians leave the medical profession? If they do, maybe they should take their hospitals with them, too.

About Stan Guthrie

Stan Guthrie is an editor at large for Christianity Today magazine and for the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview. His latest book is God's Story in 66 Verses. He also is author of All that Jesus Asks: How His Questions Can Teach and Transform Us, Missions in the Third Millennium: 21 Key Trends for the 21st Century, and A Concise Guide to Bible Prophecy. He is co-author of The Sacrament of Evangelism. Besides authoring, writing, and editing books, Stan is a literary agent, bringing together good authors, good books, and good publishers. Stan writes the monthly Priorities colum for He has appeared on National Public Radio's €œTell Me More,€ WGN's Milt Rosenberg program, and many Christian shows, including The Eric Metaxas Show and Moody Radio'€™s €œNew Day Florida.€ A licensed minister and an inspirational speaker, he served as moderator for the Christian Book Expo panel discussion, Does the God of Christianity Exist, and What Difference Does It Make?
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