Piety Hill Musings

The ramblings of the 52 year old Rector of St. John's Episcopal Church of Detroit. Piety Hill refers to the old name for our neighborhood. The neighborhood has changed a great deal in the over 150 years we have been on this corner (but not our traditional biblical theology) and it is now known for the neighboring theatres, the professional baseball and football stadiums and new hockey/basketball arena.

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Location: Detroit, Michigan, United States

Sunday, October 05, 2008

a sad life

Here is what a reporter said about a man in an article in the Detroit News.

He lives alone, disavows God and subsists on less than 500 calories a day.

...having recently purchased an electric car. It's not that he wants to save the human race, since he has little regard for the human race.

He takes this to mean that government has no right to stop smoking, mandate helmets or seat belts, ban abortions, homosexual marriage, drugs or helping someone kill themselves.
"Without these rights, life isn't worth living," he says.

He keeps a jug of sweet wine, but rarely partakes. "I like to be soused" he says. "When you're drunk, really drunk, you have no problems."

While idling -- and refusing to wear a seatbelt -- XXXXXX revealed this: "Life isn't that great."

Who is this man with such a sad, hopeless life?

Dr. Jack Kevorkian - the suicide doctor, AKA Dr. Death. Hailed as a hero for the 'right to die movement', and even allowed to speak in some protestant Churches on the subject.

The reporter continues...
Jack Kevorkian says he has never loved, never married, never had children.
He paraphrases the existentialist philosopher Soren Kierkegaard: "Sleep is wonderful but death is better still. Not to have been born is the miracle."
"I would rather have not been born," he says.

No wonder he wanted to help people die. He himself is a man without hope.
Lord have mercy upon him, and bring him to repentence before he dies.

For the full article, and a video, go to

PS - he is running for U.S. Congress.....