Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Most Controversial?

A new Gallup poll shows that the top most controversial issue in the U.S. is "doctor assisted suicide." Next up? Abortion. Having a baby outside marriage. Buying and wearing clothing made out of animal fur. Gay or lesbian relations. My unscientific opinion is that four out of five of these issues are opposed primarily on grounds of religion. Check the platform of any "pro-life," "pro-family values," or legal organization in the U.S. -- not to mention the Republican Party platform. And who says we're a secular society?!

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Blogger risaden said...

I apparently lost a job because of the issue. And yes, the obstacle was religion. Doctors intervene freely in the trajectory towards death, but allowing individuals reasonable control over the death experience seems to violate some religious values.

risaden.wordpress.com/2011/05/20/equanimity-and-the-garden/

May 31, 2011 at 6:27 PM  

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