The Liverpool Humanist Group presents:-
Samaritans: Suicide and Self Determination
a talk by Richard Jacques
Date: Wednesday 8th July 2009
Venue: The Vines (aka The Big House), 81 Lime Street, Liverpool, L1 1JQ
Cost: Voluntary collection in aid of the Samaritans. Please give generously.
Albert Camus said: “There is but one truly serious philosophical problem, and that is suicide. Judging whether life is or is not worth living amounts to answering the fundamental question of philosophy.”
Samaritans provides confidential non-judgmental emotional support, 24 hours a day for people who are experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including those which could lead to suicide.
Come and learn more about this wonderful organization, and explore the existential issues of suicide and self-determination.
Richard Jacques, co-chair of Liverpool Humanist Group, and himself a Samaritans Listening Volunteer, will present a talk followed by a discussion.
There is but one truly serious philosophical problem and that is suicide. Judging whether life is or is not worth living amounts to answering the fundamental question of philosophy. All the rest – whether or not the world has three dimensions, whether the mind has nine or twelve categories – comes afterwards. These are games; one must first answer.
Albert Camus – The Myth of Sisyphus, (1942)
There are nights when the wolves are silent and only the moon howls.