Church of Euthanasia

The One Commandment:
"Thou shalt not procreate"

The Four Pillars:
suicide · abortion
cannibalism · sodomy

Human Population:

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Biodiversity reduction is accelerating today largely through the destruction of natural habitats. Because of the latitudinal diversity gradient, the greatest loss occurs in tropical moist forests (rain forests) and coral reefs. The rate of loss of rain forests, down to approximately 55% of their original cover, was in 1989 almost double that in 1979. Roughly 1.8% of the remaining forests are disappearing per year.

If current rates of clearing are continued, one-quarter or more of the species of organisms on Earth will be eliminated within 50 years--and even that pessimistic estimate might be conservative. Moreover, for the first time in geologic history, plants are being extinguished in large numbers.

Since the overwhelming majority (possibly more than 90%) of species now exists on land, the 40% human appropriation there alone shows why there is an extinction crisis. Furthermore, the human population is projected to double in the next half-century or so--to more than 10 billion people. Most ominous of all, the widely admired Brundtland Report speaks of a five- to tenfold increase in global economic activity needed during that period to meet the demands and aspirations of that exploding population.

The loss of biodiversity should be of concern to everyone. Because Homo Sapiens is the dominant species on Earth, we and many others think that people have an absolute responsibility to protect what are our only known living companions in the universe.

-Excerpted from an article called "Biodiversity Studies: Science and Policy" by Harvard zoologists Paul R. Erlich and Edward O. Wilson.

"Without firing a shot, we will kill one-fifth of all species of life on this planet in the next 20 years."

-Russell E. Train, World Wildlife Fund

"I viddied what I had to do... and that was to do myself in, to snuff it."

-A Clockwork Orange

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