I’m glad that Vancouver’s public library cancelled this:
The Vancouver Public Library has told an Australian group that it can’t use the library’s public meeting rooms to hold a suicide workshop for the terminally ill.
On the other hand, I have a bit of a morbid curiosity (pardon the pun) to know who would have come, if anyone. Probably some of the saddest, most depressed folks around–in which case, if I lived in Vancouver I would have gone, found out their addresses and started some sort of home visitation program. Bring by some fresh flowers, ask about their lives. Infuse a little something to make life worth living.
Who on earth offers “suicide classes” anyway? And there, my post title is less a joke, and more a sardonic statement of reality. Not messengers of hope and decency, these folks.by