Monday, November 3, 2014

Two Takes on Death


Two stories side by side on Drudge this morning reveal the absurd world of non-belief that we are currently living in.

Brittany Maynard ends her life by assisted suicide after a diagnosis of terminal brain cancer.

http://www.people.com/article/brittany-maynard-died-terminal-brain-cancer

And Nik Wallenda walks a tightrope twice between Chicago skyscrapers.

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_WALLENDA_CHICAGO_WALK?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2014-11-02-20-58-40


Two completely different takes on facing death: Brittany chooses to end her life rather than endure more pain and suffering and to relieve her loved ones from her care.

And Nik Wallenda, staring death in the face, defiantly risks his own life for a stunt. His own father died doing just such a thing; after losing his balance, he grabbed the wire but then lost his grip and fell to his death.

Both stories are repellent to me. Both reveal a complete lack of faith in God or belief that God's will matters in our lives. Both take their  lives into their own hands and do with them what they wish. Both are all about the "I". 





2 comments:

Rebecca said...

The Nik Wallenda thing is just silly. That Brittany story, on the other hand, is extremely disturbing. "Death with dignity"... What an oxymoron. I wonder how often people have a last-split-second regret in that type of situation.

Anonymous said...

Apparently she had said not long ago that she wasn't ready to die. The sad part here is that she's become nothing but a figurehead for doctor assisted suicide advocate groups, which is extremely sad and disturbing.