Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Hans Kung Plans to Commit Suicide

Hans Kung is planning to take his life. Or so he said in an interview last week in the British Catholic weekly, The Tablet. Kung is suffering from Parkinson’s disease, macular degeneration, and polyarthritis in his hands. Determined not to go gentle into that good night, he has apparently decided that he will at some point travel to Switzerland in order to be assisted in committing suicide. His reasoning is threefold: he does not wish to live when there is no quality of life; his life is a gift from God and he intends to give it back to God; and death, like birth, is “our own responsibility.”

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1 comment:

  1. Pride is a terrible thing! AZ

    "You live in a deranged age,more deranged than usual, because,in spite of great scientific and technological advances, man has not the faintest idea of who he is and what he is doing."

    Walker Percy (1916-1990) Catholic convert and writer