By Stan Guthrie
With God out of the picture, people are free to pursue anything and everything that promises to fill the leanness in their souls, without regard to traditional moral standards—and sometimes in direct opposition to them. Those who don’t get what they want out of life, in the name of individual autonomy, are also encouraged to end it all. And many have.
The most prominent recent apostle of this approach is Jack Kevorkian, the pathologist who died on June 3 at the age of 83.