Q: 'dignity"?

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Tue Nov 6 14:57:37 UTC 2012

I had written:

At 11/5/2012 07:14 PM, Wilson Gray wrote:

>On Mon, Nov 5, 2012 at 3:17 PM, Joel S. Berson <Berson at att.net> wrote:
> > dignity
>The right to suffer unnecessarily, because the Bible doesn't clarify
>that Joseph, patron saint of a happy death, was cool with it because,
>in addition to not having to worry about going to hell - it hadn't yet
>been invented - he was also stoked on poppy?

That I can understand, but it's the metaphor I'm missing.  What
parallel does the Rev. Kazimierz Bem's see to Michael Phelps?  He
said "A person ravaged by disease has no less dignity than Michael
Phelps in the swimming pool.  It is not up to us to decide when we go."


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