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Miclaus Maria-Luiza

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Do you agree with euthanasia? (for humans)

I recently had an argument with 2 of my teachers on this subject. Whenever asked whether they agree with euthanasia or not they were either avoiding to answer or they were completely against it without bringing any arguments to support their opinion.
As far as I've noticed this is a very controversial and sensitive subject but I couldn't find anyone to debate it with.
Both my history and my religion teacher found their safety saying that Jesus says humans have no right to take away anyone's life but they didn't share their personal opinion.
Basically my belief is that endeed we do not have that right but in some cases,when for instance a certain person is too sick and hasn't got any chance of getting better and that person doesn't have the streght or the will to fight anymore and their desire is to die,shouldn't they be given this right?


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  • May 27 2013: This may sound very contradictory with some of the conditions of human life, but I believe 'life is God with us'. We are not in charge, so don't have the authority to end the life of the body.

    We are in two worlds at the same time, are influenced by and influence both at the same time. It is a two-way street.
    This is an article about the influences that exist about what age we die.

    So I think God has a use for us for others in this world or/and the other world. There are things God wills but also things that He allows, both for the eternal happiness of mankind.
    • May 27 2013: I disagree with you on so many levels that it's hard for me to find a place to start.

      So I won't..... I think I've made my point already.
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      May 28 2013: the god thing is disturbing as a basis for anything, but that is your choice Adriaan, and I would not take that away from you if this is what you wish for yourself....but you have no right to impose this view on others.
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        May 29 2013: What I think is that the people's beliefs determine them to react the way they do. Sometimes,religion is a base for people and they live their lives governed by it. Everyone finds their "safe heaven" and some people find it in religion.
      • May 31 2013: Hi Peter, thanks for seeing it as my choice. I gave my opinion. Do you. however, have the right to impose your view on others??
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          May 31 2013: no, I don't Adriaan. that's my fundamental point. We are not here be used by others or convinced by others that we do not own ourselves, that we aren't allowed to make important decisions for ourselves about how we should live and die. That's a major problem I have with the message of many who are religious. if your god wants to impart an important message to me why not do it directly. How is that you and other know so much about the intentions of this mythical being? I truly believe it is your choice, and implied in that is that each of us have a choice, and that nether your or I have the right to fool people into believing otherwise.
    • May 31 2013: Adriaan Braam: Your basing your whole argument on if god exists.

      If he doesn't your whole argument collapses. And since you have no proof that god does exist, simply put the argument put forward, is one based on a blind faith you have on a being that might or might not exist.

      Others may prefer to be a bit more pragmatic, when it comes to their health and their life.
      • May 31 2013: Hi Tify
        --"Others may prefer to be a bit more pragmatic.."-- you mean more animal like?

        I have made the choice, based on experiences and information, to see proof TO ME that God does exist. Lots of people need a NDE to come to the same conclusion, but no one is forced to.

        It is all about majority and who is in charge.
        • Jun 1 2013: No I dont mean more animal like, I mean more intelligent, you know free will, thought, the ability to see beyond doctrine.

          Because any one who believes in that God, that thinks it's find and dandy to insult other people, I really want nothing to do with either of them.

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