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Discussion in 'Opinions, Beliefs, & Points of View' started by Darken, Oct 22, 2007.

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  1. Darken

    Darken Well-Known Member

    assisted suicide, mercy killing and the right to die. whats your opinion on it?

    I think it's peoples choice. When I see people suffering I say at least they have the choice to end it. I some times see homeless and beggars living in parks or on corners begging, if I ever was like that I would want to die to be honest. Really I believe you can choose to die for any reason, cause it's your body and your right.
  2. roxanne-lee

    roxanne-lee Guest

    i believe just as everyone has the right to live, everyone has the right to die.
  3. The_Discarded

    The_Discarded Staff Alumni


    Frankly, who is anyone to slow anyone else's search for peace?

    If an individual (emphasis on the word) is suffering and they've exhausted all other options, let them be. There's nothing you can do. There's nothing you should do. Just let them choose. Let them go. Let them die, if it's what they want.

    Someone else may not think it's the smartest option, but it's not someone else's decision. It's not the life of "someone else".

    One is born with one's body. Allow that they make means to preserve or dispose of it as they will.

    Of course, you help as much as you can, but in the end, it's to each his own.

    That's how I see it, anyway.
  4. silent_enigma

    silent_enigma Well-Known Member

    I think it's just as well that suicide stays illegal, as a practical matter.
  5. Esmeralda

    Esmeralda Well-Known Member

    I think it's funny that suicide is illegal. I mean, if you succeed, who are they gonna prosecute? And if you fail, it's not like going to jail is gonna make you feel any better. Making it illegal is not exactly a deterrent. But I'm not exactly a fan of euthanasia. I think if you want to kill yourself, you can do it pretty easily and painlessly with little effort, so I don't see the need to make it a medical procedure.
  6. Hae-Gi

    Hae-Gi Banned Member

    Uh, no, I doubt most agree it's easy to commit suicide, nor finding a painless method (at least if you don't want it to be completely messy, leaving the ones who see you, afterwards, traumatised).

    Obviously, I think it should be allowed, and I think it is deeply shameful that isn't the case, even in unusually democratic countries such as Sweden, Finland, Norway, Denmark and Iceland. Meh. -_- At least suicide isn't illegal here in Sweden, at least (probably in the other nordic countries, as well).
  7. Blackness

    Blackness Guest

    I totaly beleive in euthanasia.
    If I was totally disabled, bed-ridden, a vegtable, wouldnt do anything for myself, was pretty much brain dea, what would be the point in me living?

    I think anyone who doesn't agree with it is heartless and obviously enjoys watching people suffer.
  8. Aaron

    Aaron Well-Known Member

    I'm for Euthanasia it to me should be a basic human right.
  9. thedeafmusician

    thedeafmusician Staff Alumni

    I must say, blackness.... if you're brain dead you wouldn't be able to make a choice anyway lol.

    I think if a person is terminally ill and is going to die anyway, then they can choose to die peacefully if they want to. Living on the streets isn't *that* bad.. having been there before. Things get better.
  10. hammockmonkey

    hammockmonkey Well-Known Member

    "I don't know why everyone keeps blaming the youth-in-asia for all our problems."
    ali g.
  11. Blackness

    Blackness Guest

    theres no need to get smart about it.
    I'm not brain dead yet, and im saying no if something happened and i was then my choice would be to die and ill tell my family that.
    And if i was the family of the 'disabled' person I'll support euthanasia too....
  12. The_Discarded

    The_Discarded Staff Alumni

  13. silent_enigma

    silent_enigma Well-Known Member

    I can see the usefulness of keeping suicide illegal in that if you have a person going nuts and are not in their right mind and they're going to kill themselves, you need some way to get them to the hospital. If physical force is necessary, what other govt. agency can help you, other than police? And if suicide is legal, there's no way they can legitimately intervene. It all makes sense to me.

    And if a person is calm, collected, and has thought through their decision, they'll not warrant the attention of the authorities.

    Regarding end of life stuff, just make sure to have a written medical directive that instructs people not to give you life support. If you're brain dead you'll just die (I think).

    Then again, if you're brain dead, you wouldn't really be thinking enough to be upset that you're still living, would you? Deep question.
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