Another “Padre Steve” post, and considering the direction the “great” religions and politics of this world, a timely reminder to all and sundry to pay attention. Yes, the Earthian species is well known to ignore real danger until after it has fallen in the trap it has unconsciously or consciously been constructing for itself, but perhaps this time, with access to so much information, it could avoid, not the pitfall itself, but putting the final touches on the pitfall. Personally I think it’s too late for that but I’m a perennial pessimistic optimist so you can’t take my word for it. Instead, take current events and do some tough mathematical deductions, like 2+2 and see if it comes up with something other than 4. Reason, logic, common sense, are we still capable of some of that? Padre Steve, show us some of our very recent history now.
In a couple of weeks my wife Judy and I will be traveling to Germany for a time of relaxation, study, and visits with German friends. I will be writing about those events as they occur. But as we get closer to going I began to reflect on our visit to Germany last year. At the end of that visit while visiting our friends Gottfried and Hannelore I took a trip with Gottfried to the T4 Euthanasia Center memorial at Hadamar which is about 12 miles from where they live.
Hadamar had been a mental hospital for decades before it was chosen as one of six places where an euthanasia program ordered by Hitler was to be conducted. Hitler ordered the program on September 1st 1939, the same day his forces invaded Poland.
Between 1941 and 1945 over 15,000 people, deemed to be “life unworthy…
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