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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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  • Jun 1 2013: It is the best option one can have, when there is no light at the other end of tunnel. Why, if one thinks his purpose has been served, he has every right to do so. In India, there are many examples of such instances. Many Indian saints at the very early age of life--even in their twenties and thirties have practiced this. e.g. Saint Dnyaneshwar (12 th century), who wrote very holy book of Hindus, ' Dnyneswari ', went in last peaceful sleep (called samaadhi in India) i.e. a sort of this act, at the age of 22.. Similarly Saint Tukaram ( at the age of 42), Saint Ramdas (both lived in 17 th century) went in samaadhi, when they felt their lives fulfilled and nothing brighter could be done. Maharaani Padmini of Chitorgarh (Rajput kingdom in India), when Muslim enemy attacked her kingdom, killed her emperor husband and defeat was certain, rather than facing molestation by the Muslims, she entered fire with her many followers. Today, one can never say purpose of life is fulfilled, but when helpless due to illness- physical or mental, one must be free to have the option. Society and law too, should permit him to do so, to relieve himself from the punishment of living with pains, dependence and indignity.

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