Sunday, July 10, 2005


G.K. Chesterton said somewhere -- I think in Orthodoxy -- that Original Sin was the one Christian dogma that was empirically provable.

The Washington Post has an article this morning on an important, tragic reality: addiction to methamphetamine.

Anyone who doesn't believe how intensely powerful addiction can be should read this article.

One excerpt:

It wasn't long before meth took violent control of Parker's life. Married young, he and his wife would use the drug. She was high on it, he said, when she died in a car accident in 2003.

When The Washington Times first spoke with Parker, he was going through a drug rehabilitation program in Bowling Green, Ky., while serving a jail sentence on meth-related charges. Despite the loss exacted on him by meth, his eyes lighted up when he was asked about the process of concocting the drug.

"I didn't get as high off meth itself as I actually did producing it," he said. "I still think about it all the time."

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