Online Book Club Questions: A Time To Live By George Pitcher

Posted at 17:29pm on 2nd August 2011

QUESTIONS

  1. How did reading the book either confirm or change your previous opinions about euthanasia / assisted dying?
  2. What, in your opinion, were the most persuasive arguments put by the author against euthanasia, and what, if anything, did you feel he omitted or glossed over?
  3. What is your opinion of the author's view about the cause and effect in shaping modern culture via: individualism, the rise of entertainment, "pick and mix" religion, rights and privileges over responsibility?
    Pages: 27/28/29/30/32/33/40/50/53
  4. Being a "burden" on one's family is cited by supporters of assisted-dying / euthanasia as being good reason to change the law.  Why is this a flawed argument? Pages:33/34/38/39/42/45/57/58/110/112/116/117
  5. What, if at all, did you see as flaws in Dutch, Oregon and Swiss law? Pages: 45/59/60/65/66/67/73/74/75/76
  6. What importance do you attach to palliative care? Pages: 69/71/79/82/103/105/106/108
  7. Under classicism, suffering is viewed as a sacrifice for a "wrathful" God.  This "doctrine of satisfaction" is cited by supporters of euthanasia as a reason for changing the law.  How, if at all, can this be refuted? Pages: 85-88/126/127/

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