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There is a great difference in excellency, usefulness, and comfort between people of clear, digested knowledge, and confused, undigested apprehensions. -Richard Baxter

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on death and dying…..and hope

When’s the last time you’ve been around someone who is dying? And what would you have said (and how would you have said it) if called upon to offer them hope? And while we’re at it, why do you think this question isn’t relevant until you’re older?
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the community you keep


We’re very late in having seen Million Dollar Baby. Surely it will test your convictions. Instead of stepping into the fierce and complicated discussion on euthanasia though, I’d like to propose a question to all of you concerning a larger theme in the background of the movie. How does the community you keep shape your view of the world, of self, and of the point to life? If she had been in a different kind of community might her outlook have been different? Or should our view of present circumstances be the final arbiter, as she allowed them to be? Discuss.