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Victory, for now at least

By Domenico Bettinelli, Jr. (articles ) | Oct 21, 2003

The Florida Senate passed Terri's Law, Gov. Bush signed it, and he ordered her feeding tube restored. But the battle isn't over yet. I'm sure the law will be immediately challenged in court. After all Michael Schiavo still has money left in Terri's medical fund with which to pay his hired gun lawyer George Felos.

By the way, Felos is a piece of work. Here is a St. Petersburg Times profile of him from 2001. He styles himself a spiritualist, practicing some kind of Eastern mysticism, but not the real thing. It's the Western amalgamation of what our culture cherry-picks from a mish-mash of religions.

And he specializes in getting courts to order ill people to die. Of his first case, he remembers:

He wanted to see Browning for himself. She could not speak, but Felos says his spiritual side picked up on something. He says her soul cried out to his soul and asked, "Why am I still here?"
That wasn't Browning's soul; it was a dark spirit, the antithesis of life reaching out and recruiting him for his evil purpose.

He's a man on a mission, a zealot in his own way. He wrote a book called Litigation as a Spiritual Practice in which he espouses his pantheistic philosophy and his ideas about life and death, ideas which are fundamentally opposed to the Judeo-Christian concept of the sanctity of all human life. In his book, he gives a more detailed account of his first meeting with his first "client"/victim, Mrs. Browning:

Such a deep, dark, silent blue. I stared as far into her eyes as I could, hoping to sense some glimmer of understanding, some hint of awareness. The deeper I dove, the darker became the blue, until the blue became the black of some bottomless lake. "Mrs. Browning, do you want to die ... do you want to die?" I nearly shouted as I continued to peer into her pools of strikingly beautiful but incognizant blue. It felt so eerie. Her eyes were wide open and crystal clear, but instead of the warmth of lucidity, they burned with the ice of expressionlessness.
And from this he felt her telling him she wanted to die? Maybe she just wanted the strange man to stop shouting in her face. This is just creepy.

I'll put George Felos in the same class as Jack Kevorkian's lawyer, Geoffrey Fieger. Both creepy, both detriments to their profession, both on a mission to spread their evil ideas.

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  • Posted by: John J Plick - Oct. 22, 2003 10:40 PM ET USA

    Not essentailly a political battle to be sure. "Always wanted to fight the devil, would-be Saints? Well here's your BIG chance!!! (Can hardly miss the target) Just make sure you take the time to shoot (pray)" JP

  • Posted by: Pseudodionysius - Oct. 22, 2003 10:13 AM ET USA

    In Dante's Divine Comedy, Satan is encased in a block of ice, flapping his wings. That's the ice that Wiccan sycophant Felos saw when he peered into Browning's eyes.

  • Posted by: AveMaria580 - Oct. 22, 2003 9:15 AM ET USA

    That quote from his book is frightening. It isn't very often that evil reveals itself so blatantly but it has in that quote. It is the voice of evil.

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