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Originally posted by Corinthas
Originally posted by LadyV
I am an extreme animal lover. I like animals better than I like most people, I make my living working with animals......and, we treat our animals with more dignity and respect than our fellows humans. I for one do not want to lay in some bed being cleaned up and cared for while suffer to death.....it's inhuman treatment. Should anyone be allowed to commit suicide? NO! It's a permanent solution to temporary problems...but when you are old and suffering, or suffering from an incurable disease, you should have the right to die
What are you doing telling me if i can kill myself, or telling me how lasting my problems are!
In japan its considered a priviledge to be allowed to kill your self. Oh and i bet they have temporary problems too?
Some advice: get off this western/christian bad trip about death! Only because the church used it as a means of "persuasion" (terror), do we have this big bad bogey grim reaper. In other cultures they have no problem with it, some believing you come back (reincarnation)
Originally posted by Jakko
I think most of us can agree on the point that people who have a terminal disease should be able to decide at what point they want to end it, instead of suffering greatly before dieing.
There are however quite a few solid points that stand against it;
1. Drugs to reduce and even eliminate pain are getting better and better, up to what point will it be needed to end a life instead of stretching it by using these drugs?