Human Exceptionalism

Words to Ponder About the Culture of Death

Recent events have me recalling the best and most succinct description of why we are slowly succumbing to the culture of death. They are from Canadian journalist and commentator, Andrew Coyne, who, reacting to the widespread public support for Robert Latimer, who murdered his daughter Traci because she had cerebral palsy, wrote:

A society that believes in nothing can offer no argument even against death. A culture that has lost its faith in life cannot comprehend why it should be endured.

(Andrew Coyne, “The Slippery Slope That Leads to Death,” Globe and Mail, November 21, 1994.)

Yes, I am in a bad mood.

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