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This was, again, another wonderful, thought-provoking program. Ira Byock is a voice of reason urging us to maintain a balanced view between our faith in science and medicine and faith. There are times when I feel as if the medical/scientific communities are trying to put death to death. As much as we hate death and all that it does, undoes and takes away, it serves a purpose. Could we realistically live in a world where there were no death?

As a Christian, I must daily remind myself of what it so clearly and beautifully says in Ecclesiastes, that to everything there is a season, "a time to be born, and a time to die." Also, as it says in the Wisdom of Solomon, "The souls of the righteous are in the hand of God, and there shall no torment touch them."

I have a good hunch that the ancients were on to something.