Restless Minds topic: End-of-life dilemmas

Bill Gates

Recently the state of California passed legislation allowing terminally ill individuals to make the choice to end their life, joining several other states. There was heavy opposition to the initiative, but it was passed and signed into law by the governor.

The Restless Minds discussion group will consider this controversial issue when it meets from 7:00-9:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 8 in the Sewing Room of Oakwood’s Arts and Crafts Center.

All people with open, inquisitive minds are welcome. The organization has no dues or membership requirements. Just show up and participate in the always lively discussion.

March discussion leader Kelz Kelzenberg said his questions for the evening will focus on civic responsibility on one hand, and religious/theological issues on the other.

For example, irrespective of faith or belief in God, does society have an interest in keeping people alive, regardless of their quality of life, or ability to contribute to the social good, or be happy and pain-free?

Considering the matter from a philosophical perspective, do human beings have the right as individuals to end life?

It promises to be a thought-provoking discussion.

For more information about Restless Minds, call Bill Gates or Bobbie Reed at 883-7410.