The Church of Euthanasia (CoE), is a political organization started by the Reverend Chris Korda (pictured) in Boston. According to the church’s website, it is “a non-profit educational foundation devoted to restoring balance between Humans and the remaining species on Earth.” The CoE uses sermons, music, culture jamming, publicity stunts and direct action combined with an underlying sense of satire and black humor to highlight Earth’s unsustainable population.
The CoE is notorious for its conflicts with Pro-life Christian activists. According to the church’s website, the one commandment is “Thou shalt not procreate”. The CoE further asserts four principal pillars: suicide, abortion, cannibalism (“strictly limited to consumption of the already dead”), and sodomy (“any sexual act not intended for procreation”). Slogans employed by the group include “Save the Planet, Kill Yourself”, “Six Billion Humans Can’t Be Wrong”, and “Eat a Queer Fetus for Jesus”, all of which are intended to mix inflammatory issues to unnerve those who oppose abortion and homosexuality.–linkverse.com
Insert Futurama not sure if crazy or… meme here. Seriously though, WTF is this? I’m going to go ahead and call this insanity. These people are serious. I have done a little more research into the CoE, and they are really strange people to say the least. They make “saints” of members of their church who commit suicide. I was thinking at first that they may be joking and were possibly similar to Godswill Ministries, using satire to shed light on the absurdities of religion. I was wrong. They are actually serious. It may be a little hard to believe, but they are. There is a subtle logic in the intentions, however, the means by which the Church of Euthanasia expresses it is far from logical from where I stand. There are growing concerns amongst experts of the global population growing out of control. Actually, they say the current world population is unsustainable. I am all about pro-choice, but pro-abortion just seems insane, as does pro-suicide. Their shock inducing slogans are quite offensive, but funny (to me at least) assuming that they are not actually serious. One could imagine the look on the face of a wack job pro-life fundamentalist though. Priceless.