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I freely admit that I'm one of those who would like to have my plug pulled when I'm not longer a contributing member of society. Living in a hospital and being kept alive by machines? Nope. Please pull the plug. Thanks.
I'm not even religious. I don't think there is a hereafter or that I'm going to live forever if I worship some fantasy entity based on some far-fetched tales in a book written thousands of years ago. At that time in history, everyone seemed to be fighting with everyone else, and the largest army usually won the war. So the kings and queens needed to exercise mind control over their followers in order to win the constant battles between the peoples.
Hmmmm. Doesn't sound like things have changed much in two thousand years -- LOL.
One would think that since I don't believe in an afterlife, I would want to live as long as possible on this Earth. Not if I am so incapacitated that I cannot contribute to society. But that brings up the question of why those who do believe in an afterlife of glory with a god wouldn't want to get there as soon as possible. And don't you have to die to get there? To get to Heaven? So what's the problem?
It seems that talking about death -- as with taxes, salaries, and sex -- is taboo. Heck, we can't even say that someone died! They kicked the bucket, or passed away, or are at rest, or have gone to the great beyond, or are with God in Heaven. They died, people, they died! "Died" is not a bad word!
When I was in college, I considered my own death and provided for it through life insurance. I also have medical, vision, and dental insurance, but that's only to take care of the small problems that come along in life. When I get to the big problems, I have a living will that tells people exactly what to do with me if I can't make the decision on my own.
That's what puzzles me about all the uproar from the Sarah Palins of the world. People need to talk about death because you know what? It's going to happen. For people to ignore the inevitable by not preparing is incompetent and inconsiderate to their families.
I don't want to make this post too long about a serious subject, so I'm going to break it down into three or four posts, but for all you extremely religious people out there, I'll quit here by asking you if you know who said the following:
We need to be reminded that there is nothing morbid about honestly confronting the fact of life's end, and preparing for it so that we may go gracefully and peacefully. The fact is, we cannot truly face life until we have learned to face the fact that it will be taken away from us.
If you think you know, leave a comment. If no one gets it after about ten comments, I'll leave a hint as a comment.
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