Friday, March 19, 2004

Death and Consent

Chuck Colson's Breakpoint column today, asks a question we face more and more in today's culture of death society.

Once we stop believing in the sanctity of human life, or in the dignity of each person created in the image of God, or in an absolute moral law, how can we argue with an individual’s decision to throw away his own life? How can we ask the state to step in to protect his life, to save him from himself?

Three years ago in Germany, Armin Meiwes placed a personal ad on the Internet, seeking “a young, well-built man who wants to be eaten.”

That’s twisted all by itself, but it’s not the worst part of the story. The worst part is that someone answered the ad.


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