“The mayor of a Brazilian town is trying to bring in a law making it illegal for residents to die.
“Mayor Roberto Pereira da Silva, of Biritiba-Mirim, came up with the idea because the town’s only cemetery is full.
“He wants to bring in a law that would see relatives of people who die before their time face fines or even jail.”
I’ll never understand the whole “before their time” thing no matter how many times I hear it, especially when it keeps coming from those people who think that everything is “God’s will.” If it’s God’s will and he does everything when it’s time to do it according to some sort of “divine plan” he’s cooked up, then how can any death be a premature one? When you’re supposed to go, then you’re gone, no matter how or when you go. You can’t have it both ways, pick a side and stick with it. Mark that down as another problem I have with the whole religion thing. Too many logic gaps for me.
As a small side note, this story has nothing to do with religion and everything to do with physical space, but I needed to throw that out there because those “God knows everything” people drive me endlessly up the friggin wall.