November 5, 2014

"The experience of death is going to get more and more painful, contrary to what many people believe"

Artur Rosman on Girard: Assisted Suicide and the Further Intensification of Problems

Here is what Rene Girard says about assisted suicide as a solution:

The experience of death is going to get more and more painful, contrary to what many people believe. The forthcoming euthanasia will make it more rather than less painful because it will put the emphasis on personal decision in a way which was blissfully alien to the whole problem of dying in former times. It will make death even more subjectively intolerable, for people will feel responsible for their own deaths and morally obligated to rid their relatives of their unwanted presence. Euthanasia will further intensify all the problems its advocates think it will solve.
Posted by Jill Fallon at November 5, 2014 8:31 PM | Permalink