Sunday, 13 July 2014

Christians Unclear On Right To Die

The Christians seem to have got their rosary beads in a knot over just how Christian the right to die is.
Some are making the argument that life is a gift from God, and only he can decide to give it and therefore take it away again  (There is no God besides me, I put to death and I bring to life" Deuteronomy 32:39) but that is being countered by others who argue that all of our activities on earth bring us closer to our union with God so prolonging life would not serve that purpose and may hinder a person from drawing closer to God.
The former archbishop of Canterbury, Dr George Carey, announced his support for the proposal as a way of preventing needless suffering as it would be Christian to ensure that terminally ill patients avoid unbearable pain which is in direct opposition to The Church of England who strongly oppose euthanasia.
Not being of a religious nature, i always assumed the 'thou shalt not kill' trumped all arguments for Christians but apparently not, this commandments seems to come with a loop hole.   
Adding religion into a debate that is already difficult enough to grapple will not make an already tough discussion any easier.

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