In praise of ‘death with dignity’

Quiner’s Diner supports ‘death with dignity.’

Let’s define terms, beginning with dignity. The word dignity connotes ‘worth,’ ‘respectability,’ ‘grace,’ ‘decency,’ and ‘virtue.’   In other words, dignity suggests that the meaning of our life transcends the flesh and bones that hold our physical bodies together.

Dignity states that our lives have meaning. Even more, it suggests that our pain and suffering rises to a level of profound significance. The dignity of life demands that death be dignified, because so much purpose is revealed to us in suffering and in the dying process.

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