Church of Euthanasia

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"Thou shalt not procreate"

The Four Pillars:
suicide · abortion
cannibalism · sodomy

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Snuff It #1

The Stupid Club

by Sister Catherine

A few days after Kurt Cobain's suicide, his mother, Wendy O'Connor, was quoted as saying "now he's gone and joined that stupid club," apparently referring to other stars who died in their prime. Rockers Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison and Jimi Hendrix, like Cobain, died at the age of twenty-seven, however their deaths are not considered suicides. Other stars whose deaths are considered accidental include James Dean, Judy Garland, Abbie Hoffman, Marilyn Monroe, and Elvis Presley. Are we to believe that these creative, intelligent individuals were so "stupid" as to ignore that their actions might result in death? Let's give credit where credit is due. Let's respect life-style choices. Their deaths were not accidental.

The news media, biographers and other powerful individuals have led us to believe that drug overdoses, car accidents, and other misadventures that result in death are accidental, just because there is no suicide note. There is much to be learned from Cobain's obvious suicide and his note. "I haven't felt the excitement of listening to as well as creating music along with really writing something for too many years now... I've tried everything within my power to appreciate it, and I do. But it's not enough. I appreciate the fact that I and we have affected and entertained a lot of people... I'm too sensitive... I love and feel for people too much... I'm too much of an erratic, moody person, and I don't have the passion anymore, so remember, it's better to burn out than to fade away... Oops! There goes my head."

As Cobain's music spoke for a generation, his note speaks for the not-so-accidental deaths of many, stars in particular. To attain one's dreams, especially at an early age, would most definitely cause most intelligent people to question the quality of life on this planet. One need not be a star to obtain membership in O'Connor's stupid club. It seems that the main requirement is an awareness of the diminished quality of life. There presently exists a group that has attained this requirement: the so-called X generation. We are the first generation this century to know without a doubt that we will never achieve what our predecessors have, and who is to say that we want to? The American dream that seemed so attractive to other generations has become a nightmare.

Kurt Cobain's only sin was bringing a child into this world. His gift to our world is his music, and our gift to him is to respect his decision to take his life. We hope that Frances Bean will be as sensitive and responsible as her father.

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