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posticon Euthanasia: Blessing or Bloodbath?

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I know the image above is grim, and perhaps offensive to some folks. But a fact of physical life, regardless of our spiritual or religious beliefs (or lack of them), is death is inevitable.

A Euthanasia Story

Not long ago, a dear lifelong friend told me her brother had been diagnosed with a painful, fatal ailment. He didn’t have long to live.

They live in an area where euthanasia is legal and socially acceptable. So the brother, who was mentally competent almost to the end, chose euthanasia.Read more

posticon Immortality: Hoax or Victory over Death?

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Immortality lies not in the things you leave behind, but in the people your life has touched. ~ Anonymous

The quest for immortality is as old as humanity itself. The methods humans have explored to see if they can live forever are countless.

What’s the meaning of it all? Would you want to live forever? Would you want to live forever in a physical body, or some variation of one?

An article I read recently in The Guardian talked about some Silicon Valley folks, obviously with a lot of money, searching for the magic key to immortality.Read more

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posticon Thoughts on Life after Death

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I know beyond the shadow of a doubt that there is no death the way we understood it. The body dies, but not the soul. ~ Dr. Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

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We received some deeply moving comments on last week’s post, Life and Death. It’s obviously a subject of universal interest , as sooner or later, it touches us all.

Teresa, one of our readers, sent us her thoughts on the passing of her grandfather. With her permission, we’re publishing her touching story this week.Read more

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posticon The Death Bells Are Ringing For Politics As Usual

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Politics is supposed to be the second oldest profession. I have come to realize that it bears a very close resemblance to the first. ~ U.S. President Ronald Reagan

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If you live in the United States, you’re probably aware (maybe painfully so) next Tuesday, November 6, is a national election day. The country’s political scene appears more negative and angry than I can ever remember.

If you’ve been with us a while, you may know I’m nonpartisan, apolitical, neutral — however you want to describe it. Read more

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posticon Conquer Your Fear of Death and Know You are Immortal

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Millions long for immortality who don’t know what to do with themselves on a rainy Sunday afternoon. ~ Susan Ertz, British author

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Would you want to live forever? The quest for physical immortality seems to be consuming more and more people today. Our planet appears to be plunged into deep confusion and chaos. Why, then, would anyone want to live in that for endless years?

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We’ve spoken before about the chaos engulfing the planet and all living beings on it.Read more