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This is just a random opinion here, but what is so wrong with Euthanasia?
n : the act of killing someone painlessly (especially someone
suffering from an incurable illness)
I understand that murder is wrong, but these are two completely different things...

1. To kill with premediated malice; to kill (a human being)
willfully, deliberately, and unlawfully.

If someone is begging to die,then can it really be murder? I'm asking that you totally forget the religous aspect for a moment. If your mother was in an accident, and the doctor told you that she would die within the week, then wouldn't you wish there was a way to take the pain away? I know, I know, you're probably saying "yes!But not by killing her. That would be pointless" Which is a very good point. But, if you are cooking a pancake and midway you begin to see that the pancake has stuck to the pan, and it is clear that you will not be able to eat the pancake, are you really going to stand another few minutes finishing the pancake? Why not throw it away then?
You most likely have no idea where im going with that, but I do have a what was it? Oh yes, you know the person is going to die so it seems pointless to only stand by and watch them suffer. Especially if they want you to help them die. I think that legalizing Euthanasia is not a bad thing, and will help many people who no longer want to live. Also, it will free up this discustingly over populated world. Anyways, I doupt you agree, or even cared to read this, but thats fine.
Email me if you would like to argue, because believe it or not I have alot to back myself up on this little opinion...and I love to argue!



The following comments are for "VOTE "YES" ON EUTHANASIA"
by insanewriter2000

I'm not entirely sure there's a vote on euthanasia.

Human beings are not pancakes.

You have a right to end your own life, no matter what anyone tells you.

( Posted by: Schaard [Member] On: April 6, 2004 )

On the subject...
...I actually think that while euthanasia is, in its purest idea, acceptable in most cases, with only a few reservations... must be approached with care.

( Posted by: the alienist [Member] On: April 6, 2004 )

Chinese teenagers
Oh, not that kind of youth in Asia? Sorry, soemone had to ;)

You are right, imho, about the issue but the execution is fundamentaly flawed.

A piece like this is likely to turn more people away from your point of view than it attracts.

Your arguments are few and they incredibly oversimplified. as I said, I agree with you, but I'd not care to have you on my side in a debate.

Drawing an analogy between someone's dying mother and a burned-beyond-hope pancake that you "throw away" is provocative and crass.

Rethink how you phrase your arguments if you want effective propaganda. If you just want to stir the shit a little then this will suffice.

May you never thirst


( Posted by: Enforced Bliss [Member] On: April 8, 2004 )

Can't say I agree with the concept or the delivery method.

Why is murder bad? If I can take your life, and then your wealth, why shouldn't I? Because it's wrong? The second you made a judgement about murder, you enter the world of morals, and most often with morals you find religion.

I find euthanasia morally reprehensible. IF someone is to die, it should be by their own hand, and even then my religious beliefs hold that to be sinful. I wouldn't feel comfortable pulling the plug on a loved one, or holding the gun to their head while they pulled the trigger.

Euthenasia removes the hope of recovery. Despite what any learned doctor has to say, you're not dead or without hope until you actually flatline, and even THEN some people come back.

Aaaaaanyway. The arguments were weak, with a GIANT logical fallacy (re: murder bad/euthenasia good) right at the outset. I completely agree that I wouldn't want you on my debate team heh heh.

As a piece to stir debate and garner response, bravo.

( Posted by: Capulet [Member] On: April 9, 2004 )

you asked for argument
It looks like most of the above poeple have hit the nail squarely on the head. I might add that euthanasia is one of those slippery slopes. It starts out slowly, allowing people to die with dignity. Somewhere along the way, a government gets the idea just to make the determination and save us the labor of decision-making, and the next thing you know, only the special people will get to live. You and I will most likely not be one of those special people. No doubt there are folks who suffer horribly from terminal illness, but they are able to find quiet and dignified ways to die now. Dying has never been so hard to do: it's the living that is a challenge.

( Posted by: brickhouse [Member] On: April 9, 2004 )

while a pancake is not often perceived as having, like, a "life", who am i to make that judgment? a pancake, while still warm at least, is a viable being. it is a fact. it is warm, full of life! it is vibrant! it is, in short, a pancake, a lovely breakfast item! unlike my ex-wife, who is, as it happens, not.

( Posted by: mercer102 [Member] On: April 10, 2004 )

As a devout Christian I am for euthanasia, as long as it is voluntarily initiated or permitted (as in a Living Will), and painless.

I don't feel any condemnation in my opinion because on Jesus voluntarily gave His life on the cross, and He said, "Father, unto You I submit my spirit." That was an act of His will, and by it His mission was complete. By His example, we have the liberty to choose death when our earthly mission is completed. Since I was a child I have known that by the time I am old (not long from now) euthanasia will be lawful.

People who choose this option need to understand that their duties should be complete when they choose to do it.

( Posted by: MaxiiJ [Member] On: April 27, 2004 )

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