Friday, March 25

NPR : Religion and the End of Life

I heard this story this morning on the radio while I was trying to convince myself to get out of bed:
Religion and the End of Life

Great story. I highly recommend listening to it.

The two points of view that I found the most interesting were the Jewish and Muslim ones. The concept mentioned by the Rabbi that the person is "already in the process of dying" and that a feeding tube may be seen as an "impediment to death" and not fundamentally causing death since the person is already dying. The concept referred to by the Imam is also deeply though-provoking - what is the definition of alive? Is it bodily functioning? Or is it brain activity?

1 comment: