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Torture in a so called

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If you think that life is giving you a hard time, think again.

Just imagine, you've had a happy and full life, then suddenly an
accident. You are a paraplegic, trapped in your body. You can't
move, or eat, or even scratch an itch. You spend your hours
reciting the times tables, its basically a living hell, month
after month, year after year. Few of us can even imagine it.

Yet its happening to a fellow in West Australia. He's had enough
and he wants the option to end his life. We are denying him that
option. Yet then we claim to be civilised and caring? Rubbish.

Why can't some people understand that some of us, when we have had
enough, as this poor guy clearly has, want the choice to end things?

How dare people call themselves Christians, claiming to care, yet
forcing these people to suffer, hour after hour, day after day,
month after month, year after year. Frankly I think that is barbaric.

Shame on those religious barbarians who are denying this man, what
should be his right
Posted by Yabby, Thursday, 6 August 2009 11:00:33 PM
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Yabby,

Being an atheist, I generally agree with Euthenasia.

But unfortunately not in this case.

I may be wrong here but Christian appears to have brain of a normal person and is not in insufferable pain.

Having done all these thing, why is he giving up now. He could write a book of his life, study for his masters, to name just two.

His mentor should be Stephen Hawkins, what the world would have lost if he had been euthenised.

Yes it was a terrible accident that happened, I feel a bit guilty saying this but he should stop feeling sorry for himself he can still leave a very productive life.
Posted by ponde, Friday, 7 August 2009 10:27:24 AM
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This thread raises an important theological question. Is a court a religious place, where the New Testament can be interpreted. In the New Testament a passage in Matthew 7 verse 7 says: Ask and you shall receive, seek and you shall find, if only you will knock the door will be opened.

Mr Rossiter has asked that he be allowed to die. He has requested that the Hospice where he is on life support, stop feeding him. It is NOT Christian to refuse his request. His request is before the Supreme Court. The Supreme Court is supposed to be the court of the supreme being, one Almighty God whose Son Jesus Christ, wrote the Rules of court for His Fathers courts.

For centuries those in the know have organized their own deaths, as and when they saw fit. Paraplegics and quadriplegics, in motorized wheelchairs traumatize Sydney train drivers by rolling off platforms into the path of a train. Traindrivers are told to expect one of these at least once in their career. Poor Mr Rossiter is not able to take this way out.

The thing is they are not doing anything prohibited by the Holy Bible. If Mr Rossiterís wish to die can be clearly ascertained by a court, then he should be granted that wish. Likewise it should not be a crime to grant him his dying wish. I will not bore you with a discourse on what is wrong with our current Courts, but in this case His will should be ascertained by a jury, and if a jury would not convict the Nursing Home, if it refused to feed him, than he can die in peace. The problem we have now is there has to be an alleged crime before a jury pontificates. There used to be feigned issues to settle disputes such as this with juries. This procedure should be resurrected and followed in this case. For a discussion on Feigned Issues, go here. http://www.community-law.info/?page_id=479

Mr Rossiterís lawyers should pursue this option
Posted by Peter the Believer, Friday, 7 August 2009 10:29:25 AM
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I'm a Christian and I support euthanasia. I support abortion for some reasons. Lifestyle choice isn't one of them, but who does?.

Where does it say anywhere in the article that the court decisions are based on religion?.
Posted by StG, Friday, 7 August 2009 2:11:09 PM
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* I feel a bit guilty saying this but he should stop feeling sorry for himself he can still leave a very productive life.*

Ponde, well you should feel a bit guilty, for how on earth can
you ever imagine being in his shoes? Surely we are all different,
and its up to us to choose what we consider torture. I would
certainly see it as he does.

Stephen Hawking chooses to live, that his choice and his life.

Peter the believer, it's good to see that you as a Christian
take a different perspective to the Right to Life Association,
which I think are largely Catholics. Their spokesperson said
something on radio this morning, which was along the lines of
whatever the consequences for Mr Rossister, his request should
be denied. How on earth can these people claim to be compassionate?

None of them, could imagine how he feels right now, every day, day
after day, month after month. They are not in his shoes.
They are not civilised, they are more like barbarians IMHO.
Posted by Yabby, Friday, 7 August 2009 2:12:29 PM
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I beleive we should be allowed to take our own life...

after all.. if things are so bad that we genuinely feel the need to

no one elses opinion is going to count for anything anyway.. and in all honesty.. what can the "Authorities" do to us?

Regarding assisted suicide.. so long as the assistant(s) have no beneficial interest in the death of the departed (eg under a will) I see no problem, assuming the suicidee has expressed permission in accepting their assistance.
Posted by Col Rouge, Friday, 7 August 2009 2:17:16 PM
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