Wednesday, June 15, 2011

I Agree: Death Should Not Become A Lifestyle

Anther wholly sane response to Terry Pratchett's pro-death "documentary" boradcast by the BBC last Monday.
Allison Pearson: Death should not be as easy as going to the dentist
Two stories of the week.  . . . Meanwhile, in Switzerland, Sir Terry Pratchett, the best-selling novelist, was leading a campaign for another mortal right.
“Peter Lawrence Smedley, are you sure you want to drink this medicament with which you will sleep and die?”
 “Yes, I’m quite sure.”
It sounded like a marriage, but it was actually a new rite of passage for humanity. The death ceremony. Peter, a charming retired hotelier, was pledging himself to Hades. more

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