A few weeks ago a bioethics teacher at Foothill Technology High School contacted me saying that they have been reading my blog at length in class and wondered if he could have his students respond to my post about Daniel James – the UK rugby player whose parents took him to Switzerland for an assisted suicide.
I submitted to being the subject of the class assignment and now the reports are coming in. They’re not exactly what I was expecting.
Though I mentioned my faith at the end of the post, I was surprised to see that some of the kids so far have put more of a focus on the existence of God than on ethics and human dignity.
So, if anyone is interested in teenage insights into God, life and suicide, visit my post: Daniel James Needed Help to Live!. I think most, if not all, of the kids are 17/18. There are 4 up now. I’m told that there are 36 students in the class, so many more should be coming in the next couple of days.
I’d be lying if I said that the relativism that appears to exist in the minds of some of these young people wasn’t at least a little troubling to me. Hopefully they are really on a quest for the truth and not merely their own personal ideals and opinions.