October 26, 2006 9:02pm CST
Euthanasia is the practice of terminatin, for the unintiated ,g the life of a person or an animal because they are perceived as living an intolerable life.It has greek roots meaning good death .Some people argue against euthanasia based on the belief that only God should choose when someone dies.? whats your stand on the issue?
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• Anderson, Indiana
4 Nov 06
I wish I could find a poem I wrote back in the early 1980s where it says that we execute because we are "just," and this follows along with being "merciful" and euthanizing those who seem to be suffering so much that it almost seems cruel to force them to live a moment longer--and, in the end, we are "practical" and get rid of all "inconvenient" people such as those who are elderly, handicapped, poor, etc. People can be kinda led along a path where life becomes cheaper and cheaper. Do you want to know (even though I never thought about it at the time I was writing the poem to include it) what happens after the stage of becoming "practical?" We become "bloodthirsty" to where the shedding of human blood has actually developed into a form of entertainment for us. It happened in ancient Rome, and it can certainly happen here. Let's leave the decision of when someone is supposed to leave the planet up to God and God alone!
• United States
4 Nov 06
thanks for replying but if you beleive God is almighty etc .....if he doesnt want a personto die...the person wont die just bcos the feeble humans pity him/her though i would love to read your poem. Will euthanizing eventually lead to destruction of the weak .prolly yes...btu theats the laws of evolution the stronger stay the weaker die:)
3 Nov 06
A very controversial subject. It really depends on a person's belief, and the patient or subject in question. Sometimes, when it comes to animals, it would probably be better for everyone concerned -- the animal and owner -- to just let go. At least, you won't have to see your pet suffer. On the other hand, it is an entirely different situation when a human being is concerned. If the patient has expressed his desire to be taken off life support systems or asked that he not be revived, then I think his loved ones should respect it. Of course it is so much harder to make that decision when actually faced with the choice. But given the expenses entailed and the emotional strain on everyone, you cannot blame those who will opt for euthanasia.