Showing posts from October 21, 2015

Our Dying Dystopia

" The fear of death follows from the fear of life.  A man who  lives fully is prepared to die at any  time.”  ―  Mark Twain Physician-assisted suicide   will become legal in California in 2016 under a bill signed into law on Monday by Governor Jerry Brown. The 77-year-old Democrat and lifelong Catholic and former Jesuit seminarian said he had acted after discussing the issue with many people, including two of his own doctors. The South African archbishop and rights icon Desmond Tutu had spoken out in favor of it. "I do not know what I would do if I were dying in prolonged and excruciating pain," Brown said in a statement released Monday. "I am certain, however, that it would be a comfort to be able to consider the options afforded by this bill." (source:   ) Life is too long. Life can be unworthy of living. At l