AMoonHawk said...Since suicide is in essence self murder then I don't believe in assisted suicide because it is the same as assisted murder, but again I believe every individual has the God given right of freedom to choose their own moral values.....
Not even all killing is considered by reasonable men to be murder. Self-defense, for instance. Or in legitimatized war we think of killing as simply killing or as casualties. Even some illegal killing isn't always murder but sometimes it is manslaughter. So it seems that calling the taking of one's own life a self-murder is a tad bit of a mischaracterization, unfairly stigmatizing and thereby damaging the dignity of such a private decision and deeply intimate act.
HottJoe saidIt's a great way to get away with murder. When you say the rape victim wanted it, it's your word against theirs. Not so with euthanasia.
Well, that's a weird thought but not necessarily impractical and I actually felt a little weirdness about having hospice help with my mom. Though I considered going into the field myself, not to help the dying but to as counsel for the survivors and if I recall right I believe men-in-love has experience in that.
I do know someone who has assisted suicide who is in the wellness industry so the assistance seemed more a matter of practicality and compassion. But I can see your point about what if it is a person's fetish to either kill or be present while someone else dies?
Was Kevorkian acting out of compassion or acting out a fetish? What of proctologists or podiatrists? Dedicated professional or fetishist?
I would have loved to have gone into nursing but gooey guts creep me out. Maybe sometimes a fetish is convenient.