Prepare yourself for some serious weirdness!
While the starting point of this so called religion is a legit idea, it went so far and beyond that we can hardly think of anything even closely as weird / bizarre as this.
Quoting from their own FAQ:
What is the Church of Euthanasia?
The Church of Euthanasia is a non-profit educational foundation devoted to restoring balance between Humans and the remaining species on Earth. We believe this can only be accomplished by a massive voluntary population reduction, which will require a leap in Human consciousness to a new species awareness.
The Human population is increasing by one million every four days. This is a net increase of 95 million per year, the current population of Mexico. Even major wars or epidemics hardly dent this rate of growth, and modern wars also have tremendous environmental consequences. It is for these practical reasons, as well as moral ones, that we support only voluntary forms of population reduction.
The Church has only one commandment, and it is “Thou Shalt Not Procreate.” In addition, we have four “pillars” or principles, which are Suicide, Abortion, Cannibalism and Sodomy.
Note that cannibalism is only required for those who insist on eating flesh, and is strictly limited to consumption of the already dead. Also note that sodomy is defined as any sexual act not intended for procreation: fellatio, cunnilingus, and anal sex are all forms of sodomy and are still illegal in some parts of the United States.
How do I become a member?
If you choose to not procreate, you’re a member already, but why not make it official? Membership includes a life-time subscription to the printed version of Snuff It, a 28-page e-sermon booklet, and a lovely embossed certificate suitable for framing, all for only $10.
We take our one commandment very seriously. Membership implies a lifetime vow to not procreate. Procreation means guaranteed excommunication. There are no exceptions; abortion will be required, period. Of course, such difficulties can be avoided by faithful adherence to the fourth pillar (sodomy).
Do I have to kill myself?
Of course you don’t have to kill yourself! If you really want to, though, wait until after you’ve joined the Church. That way, you automatically become a saint, without any additional paperwork. Don’t forget to leave a note thanking and/or blaming the Church, and feel free to will us your estate, if you have one.
How can I help?
The most important way you can help is by not procreating. If you feel comfortable taking the lifetime vow, then you should consider officially joining the Church. It would also very helpful if you could manage to abstain from eating non-human flesh.
You could also make a tax-deductible donation. The Church is exempt from federal income tax under 501(a) and 501(c)(3), EIN 04-324-9910.
Finally, you can help by spreading the word. Talk to people. Proselytize shamelessly. Write a letter to the editor of your local paper. Get on the radio or TV. Be a nuisance. Cause trouble. Piss people off, especially your breeding friends. Carpe diem.
What’s the best way for me to kill myself?
Please consult the [link removed].
Why haven’t you killed yourself yet?
I’ll kill myself when I feel like it. Suicide is OPTIONAL, remember? Maybe if people stopped having so many babies, we could build a compassionate, sustainable future, and I wouldn’t want to kill myself anymore. Just kidding!