Kresta in the Afternoon – June 7, 2019 – Hour 2

+  Is “VESD” the New Assisted Suicide?

  • Description: You may have seen reports about a Dutch teenage girl who was allowed to commit assisted suicide after years of PTSD following a sexual assault. The story’s a little more complicated – she did not receive any suicide medications, but she was allowed to starve herself to death. We talk about this horrible tale with Wes Smith.
  • Segment Guests:
    • Dr. Wes Smith
      Wes Smith is a Senior Fellow at the Discovery Institute’s Center on Human Exceptionalism and a consultant to the Patients’ Rights Council. He’s the author of 13 books, most recently “Culture of Death: The age of Do-Harm Medicine.” Find his Human Exceptionalism blog at National Review and further writings at First Things.
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    • Culture of Death: The Age of “Do Harm” Medicine

      Culture of Death reveals how more and more doctors have withdrawn from the Hippocratic Oath and how “bioethicists” influence policy by posing questions such as whether organs may be harvested from the terminally ill and disabled. This is a passionate yet coolly reasoned book about the current crisis in medical ethics by an author who has made “the new thanatology” his consuming interest. (learn more)

+  The danger of misreading the Old Testament (2 segments)

  • Description: The Old Testament is often maligned as an outmoded and even dangerous text. Best-selling authors like Richard Dawkins, Karen Armstrong, and Derrick Jensen are prime examples of those who find the Old Testament to be problematic to modern sensibilities. But Iain Provan contends that such a reading completely misses the point. He joins us with key questions the Old Testament does answer and presents a more accurate reading of the text.
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    • Iain Provan
      Dr Iain Provan is a Professor of Biblical Studies at Regent College and the author of several books, including Seriously Dangerous Religion: What the Old Testament Really Says and Why It Matters. Dr. Provan is an ordained minister of the Church of Scotland; a Life Member of Clare Hall, Cambridge; and the recipient of an Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellowship.

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