164 Some Ethical and Theological Considerations in the war on death, people will continue to die. Drane’s com- ments on this subject are likewise pointed: At the fringes of every aging experience is increasing pressure from the reality of death. Many of the senior activities  in  American  culture  come  over  as  distrac- tions from, or even denials of this reality. Death in the U.S. often is treated as a taboo topic. Sooner or later however, death and questions about how to die, force themselves into consideration. Aging anticipates some- thing else, and that something else is death. Death is a part of the aging experience that cannot be ignored, no matter what the cultural peculiarities of the newly designed period. [8] Alongside  the  reality  of  death  are  questions  directed  to how death might theoretically be eradicated. These questions include  whether  death  is  conquerable  because  the  time  of death is not ‘fixed’ and comes to different persons at differ- ent times. [12] Another suggestion is to see death as a series of potentially preventable diseases that science could conquer by eliminating one disease at a time. [13] In light of the over- whelming historical evidence regarding the reality of death, however, neither of these theories is convincing. CONCLUSION AND PROPOSALS The goal of eradicating involuntary death is both supported and challenged by Judeo-Christian theology and ethical prin- ciples  based  on  that  theology.  The  Scriptures  uphold  and promote life, including eternal life, yet view immortality as an  existence  that  goes  beyond  this  temporal,  earthly  one. Modern ethical formulations that issue a call to preserve life likewise recognize the reality of death. Quality of life issues,