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Boomsday: Coming to a Theater Near You

Consag Wrote: Jun 28, 2012 8:03 AM
I see nothing wrong with having the ability to end your own life if you so desire.
Louie13 Wrote: Jun 28, 2012 8:32 PM
Consag, but God does, it is against his law, it is murder. And actions have consequences. In this case the consequence, if done in your right mind, and if unrepented before death seals your fate forever, is damnation and eventually the second death, the death of your soul.
Blair31 Wrote: Jun 28, 2012 12:18 PM
What if you're depressed? Can you get a prescription from your doctor to overdose on sleeping pills?

In his 2007 book Boomsday, Christopher Buckley writes of a fictional future where an overwhelming number of elderly baby boomers are given tax incentives to end their lives early. With recent developments out of Switzerland, Buckley’s tongue-in-cheek novel may prove all-too-prescient.

The Swiss canton of Vaud just passed a law mandating that doctors in hospitals and nursing homes provide assistance to anyone who wants to commit suicide, as long as they are of sound mind. This is hardly a new step for the Swiss, who've been undermining human dignity for years, but it's a short step...