The assigned readings this week regarding suicide and euthanasia gave interesting perspectives. I agree that suicide is morally wrong and God does not want us to end our lives (Meilaender, 2013). Also we can not make judgments or condemn the act of suicide (Meilaender, 2013). I truly believe people who attempt or commit suicide are in a state cognitive impairment or mental illness. I can only hope that God does not judge these souls on this horrible act but what is truly in their hearts, relationship with God.
It states in Bioethics: A primer for Christians, “If my life is not simply my possession to dispose of as I see fit, as if the God-relation did not exist, the same is true of the lives of others” (Meilaender, 2013, pg 62). Assisted suicide/euthanasia in my opinion is murder and it is not our right to assist others with their death. I agree our duty to people that suffer is to give them “maximize care” during their life and ease their suffering. We can be drawn to think that our Christian duty is to eliminate suffering and lose understanding that we can only assist with minimizing the suffering (Meilaender, 2013).
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