Saturday, January 08, 2005

According to the news, the crematory operator in Georgia who was found to be dumping bodies on his property instead of cremating them has now pleaded guilty and been sentenced in Tennessee (he'd already pleaded guilty and been sentenced in Georgia). My disgust for this man's actions is not so fresh as when I first heard about it, but it is still there. At least this man could be charged with crimes. Consider the widespread acceptance of the works of that European artist who encases dead human bodies--in varying levels of skin and musculature exposure--in plastic and poses the corpses doing various things. Chesterton said that, even in a society of atheists, the dead man is sacred. We've coarsened since Chesterton's time.

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