Best reason yet for opposing assisted suicide

And for those Englishmen who believe in an afterlife, the prospect of arriving on your host\’s doorstep an hour early to be greeted by a strained smile is surely just too awkward to be contemplated.

7 thoughts on “Best reason yet for opposing assisted suicide”

  1. I fail to see how Redweld’sbeleiff in an afterlife gives him the right to restrict the choices of others who do not.

  2. Ditto the above two comments. I don’t believe in an afterlife, I do believe that people should have dominion over their own lives and if necessary the termination of such should its quality become unbearable.

  3. Do you think Satan would really be caught out that way? Surely, an endless agonising misery of undignified paralysis (with or without burning brimstone) can be arranged with only minimal preparation. The fires of Hell burn 24 hours a day. It’s not like somebody has to get the barbecue lit.

    Of course, given that inflicting hell on people is considered to be moral – God does it, after all – I can certainly see why Christians don’t have a problem with it. I respect your diversity on that. But I do wonder whether people are more likely to turn towards or away from grace in such dreadful circumstances? What would it say to them about God – or people – that they would allow such pain to continue? Is this not the classic ‘problem of evil’?

  4. I suppose you all think that death should only be measuired out by the state using soldiers or armed police. No free choice at all.

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