- By Dr. Ramesh Richard
- Published 12/10/2008
Dr. Ramesh Richard
A spiritual philosopher, Dr. Ramesh Richard speaks on the ultimate issues of life to tens of thousands of people around the globe each year. He clarifies the message of God and the meaning of the Bible to wide-ranging audiences-from Harvard to Haiti, from Prime Ministers of nations to the masses in them, from gatherings of a few to a hundred thousand. He has been given the opportunity of speaking good news and providing personal hope for people in over 70 countries. An inspirational speaker and graduate school professor, Dr. Richard has earned two doctoral degrees-a Th.D. (in systematic theology) from Dallas Theological Seminary and a Ph.D. (in philosophy) from the University of Delhi. He has also authored several books including "Soul Passion", "Soul Mission" and "Soul Vision".
I was thinking…
“Mortality inequality” is the phrase used to describe higher rates of death among genders (women and girls compared to men and boys) or socio-economic strata (poorer compared to richer countries), or other longevity factors (medical care, food, and social services).
I recall going to an impoverished country in West Africa, filled with beautiful people, whose male life-span at that time was a meager 29, and female life span at 32. By their standards, I was already living in my bonus years! Fortunately, that country has made significant strides toward lengthening life.
What the phrase is really addressing is “life-span inequality” or “quality of life inequality”. We must do all we can to provide equity of life-span and quality-of life.
However, mortality has never been unequal. The fact of death is always one-to-one. We are all equal at death. Can any liberate us from the curse, the sting, the reality of physical death?
What do you think?