Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Opposing The Culture Of Death: A Very Diverse Group Of People

Here’s a great response to the prodeathers trying to paint everyone who opposes the culture of death as religious wing nuts.
The humanist case against euthanasia
For me, one of the great mysteries of modern times is how the ‘right to die’ came to be seen as an important progressive cause.
It has now reached a level where if you tell someone that you have liberal instincts, humanist tendencies, and you don’t follow any religious faith, they will automatically assume that you are in favour of legalising assisted suicide. There is almost an unspoken, nudge-nudge agreement amongst a certain section of society that this is a just and righteous campaign: you read the Guardian, you shop at Waitrose, you go to the National Theatre, you support assisted dying. more

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