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From a general Christian perspective, I believe that assisted suicide is wrong. I have multiple reasons for this. The obvious, but too obvious, answer is that God commands that we shall not murder. A common objection to this argument is that it's not murder if the person is suffering and wishes to die. Perhaps so, so allow me to argue a separate point. ...


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The biblical argument, I believe, is that as Christians we all must have faith, and just as Christ was able to wake the "dead girl who was sleeping" (Mat. 9) so we should have faith that Christ can heal. Things get a little bit more ambiguous when you're talking about brain death, though — we are able to keep body parts alive long after the original ...


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The problem comes in that if we are to deem all life with intrinsic value then we are faced with the same problem that abortion and the death penalty brings. Do we succumb to nihilism and then deem the life of certain convicts and / or unborn babies is worthless or do we reject nihilism and deem that it has worth. Do we grant the doctors the right to end ...


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As a former volunteer in a hospice I believe I have something to say about this, both to Christians and to non-Christians. How would you want to die? At first, people usually say something like "painlessly" or "quickly". Some youngsters add "young", most older people would add "after long life", "after happy life" or "after accomplishing my goals" instead. ...


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I'd like to address the "to a Christian" aspect of the question (I'm not sure the "to a non-Christian" aspect is on topic). I would argue in favour of assisted suicide, on a case by case basis. I don't intend to comment on whether it should be legal or illegal, because I think that is mostly irrelevant to the issue of its morality. The Bible doesn't have ...


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There is no "single" way to answer this, because (as usual) there is no "single" Christian view; there are Christian groups with very well versed advocates at both extremes of this, so there are no absolute answers here. I'm looking to a way to answer a fellow Christian with few knowledge of the Bible... My view in your discussion to a Christian : if ...



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