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Assisted suicide

16 July 2014, 15:13
I'm a Christian woman who believes in God and everything in the bible - yes I do.
Recently Arch Bishop Tutu mentioned he was for assisted suicide and as a Christian I am actually okay with it too. Now I know what my fellow Christians are going to say "that's murder" and I disagree with you guys and here's why:
One of the 10 commandment is: though shall not kill (murder)
As defined by the dictionary:Murder - the unlawful premeditated killing of another human being by another.
Is assisted suicide really murder?
Maybe if the wording were different, you know, like assisted passing instead of assisted suicide people wouldn't be so horrified by the idea. The word suicide makes me think of pain, sadness, fear  - nothing good. Assisted suicide (passing) shouldn't be associated with pain, sadness or fear.
The truth about Jesus is that He loves us and He wants us to be happy. He doesn't want us to suffer, it makes Him sad when we do. He wants us to show each other humanity towards each other and I do believe that assisted passing is a humane way for someone who is suffering to go and we should all have the right to our own lives.
That being said, only the qualified (for lack of a better word) should be considered for this.
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