I am new to this site and just found it a couple of days ago after a very unfortunate incidence in an ethics class. I am in medical school (2nd year) and on Thursday we were studing and ethical case. I might come back later to describe the case to you (because that was ridiculous as well).
We had a hospital chaplain (Protestant) guiding our discussion. An obvious kill them if they are not perfect kind of guy (shudder). All of a sudden we were discussin whether a feeding tube was an artificial life support. He said the the Catholic diocese here in town belives that is is artificial even though the Vatican says it is not. I got really angry about this and although I didn’t say anything I was fuming. He then quoted Romans 13:1-2 (if someone could look that up and paste it I would be very grateful, I have an exam Tuesday so I’m in a bit of a hurry) and then he went on to say that it doesn’t matter what any church says acording to the Bible you have to do what the local law says because the law makers are given to us by God. I was fuming the class ended and I was left with some pent up emotions. I looked it up in the Catholic Catechism and came up with what he was saying was completely false, which I knew, but I felt so guilty about not standing up to him right then and there. I can’t stop thinking about it. I wrote him an e-mail which he hasn’t answered.
How do you keep your cool and yet think quickly on your feet to answer the BS that is throw at you. I can’t believe that man counsels sick people.