Should euthanasia be ultimately the r...

Should euthanasia be ultimately the right/choice of the individual?

Created by Bra utan Gud on Feb 16, 2013

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Yes, if they are deemed mentally competent.

Yes, only if it involves a terminal illness.

No, suicide is not socially acceptable.

No, my religious beliefs do not allow it.

“Flying Spaghetti Monster”

Since: Nov 11

Stone County, Arkansas

#1 Feb 16, 2013
Does an individual have the right to terminate their existence or determine their fate? Or should we as a society make every attempt to see that they live on despite their continued mental/physical unhappiness?

In the case of a debilitating terminal illness it would seem almost cruel to demand that they struggle on. But in other situations the issue seems to have more grey areas. If they are deemed mentally stable do we have a responsibility to honor their wishes or force them to continue?

It is a controversial subject and I don't think it is always a black and white issue. I had a good friend who became a quadriplegic and was most unhappy with their existence. Strong medications and the need for constant reliance upon others left them in a miserable state.
Big Tom

United States

#2 Feb 16, 2013
I say go for it douche bag. Lead by example. Nobody will miss you or your big government loving ways. Just try and make your last words "I love big brother" ala 1984.

“Flying Spaghetti Monster”

Since: Nov 11

Stone County, Arkansas

#3 Feb 19, 2013
Big Tom wrote:
I say go for it douche bag. Lead by example. Nobody will miss you or your big government loving ways. Just try and make your last words "I love big brother" ala 1984.
Big Tom, are you having a bad day? Personally I am quite content with my life and have no need to self terminate. Sorry to disappoint.
Intelligent responses are not your strong suit.....

“Flying Spaghetti Monster”

Since: Nov 11

Stone County, Arkansas

#4 Feb 19, 2013
Some responded that religious beliefs prevent them from being in favor of self termination. Why does your faith believe it is necessary to endure pain and suffering if the end is near?

Since: Dec 11

Location hidden

#5 Feb 24, 2013
if my cancer came back It would be my decision not anyone elses I don't care about the law my would be not to put my family thru a long drawn out losing battle me I am pretty strong.
Onia flash

United States

#6 Feb 28, 2013
According to Natural Law, you have a right to your life and freewill to do with it what you choose, so long as it does not infringe upon anyone else's liberties. So, it already is ultimately up to the individual, regardless of what the government has to say about it. Tyranny has often been defined as that which is legal for the government but illegal for the citizenry. If the government can take your life at its own discretion, then it is the textbook definition of tyranny to not allow you the same freedom. I hope that these comments provide some of you with a perspective on this subject that you would not have otherwise viewed.

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