Monday, April 10, 2006

On Suicide and Euthanasia

This is another issue that divides us, so this is what God has to say about it.

'Understand that 'right' and 'wrong' are figments of your imagination, and that 'okay' and 'not okay' are merely announcements of your latest preferences and imaginings.

For example, on the question of ending one's life, it is the current imagining of the majority of people on your planet that it is 'not okay' to do that.

Similarly, many of you still insist that it is not okay to assist another who wishes to end his or her life.

In both cases you say this should be 'against the law.' You have come to this conclusion, presumably because the ending of the life occurs relatively quickly. Actions which end a life over a somewhat longer period of time are not against the law, even though achieve the same result.

Thus, if a person in your society kills himself with a gun, his family members lose insurance benefits. If he does so with a cigarette, they do not.

If a doctor assists you in your suicide, it is called manslaughter, while if a tobacco company does, it is called commerce.

With you, it seems to be merely a question of time. The legality of self-destruction - the 'rightness' or 'wrongness' of it - seems to have much to do with how quickly the deed is done, as well as who is doing it. The faster the death, the more 'wrong' it seems to be. The slower the death, the more it slips into 'okayness.'

Interestingly, this is the exact opposite of what a truly humane society would conclude. By any reasonable definition of what you would call 'humane,' the shorter the death, the better. Yet your society punishes those who would seek to do the humane thing, and rewards those would do the insane.

It is insane to think that endless suffering is what God requires, and that a quick, humane end to the suffering is 'wrong.'

'Punish the humane, reward the insane'. This is a motto which only a society of beings with limited understanding could embrace.

So you poison your system by inhaling carcinogens, you poison your system by eating food treated with chemicals that over the long run kill you, and you poison your system by breathing air which you have continually polluted. You poison your system in a hundred different ways over a thousand different moments, and you do this knowing these substances are no good to you. But because it takes a longer time for them to kill you, you commit suicide with impunity.

If you poison yourself with something that works faster, you are said to have done something against moral law.

Now I tell you this: It is no more immoral to kill yourself quickly than it is to kill yourself slowly.'


Blogger tevete said...


10:19 PM  
Blogger tevete said...

Euthanasia is playing God. I don't agree with you that it is humane doing that. Criminal minds would kill. Compassionate human beings can't do that, should not do that in any circumstances.

10:33 PM  

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