Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Just south of sanity
I believe that those who are terminally ill and in unremitting pain should be allowed to die on their own terms, and at a time of their own choosing.
Do I think those people are going to Hell? No, I do not. We'll ease a suffering animal with no chance of survival out of this life, so why would it be a sin to do the same for a human being?
What I don't agree with is someone who is depressed taking their own life, when they have no other limitations due to pain or ailments.
I know all about depression. It runs rampant in my family. I have an aunt who's tried to take her own life several times. After intensive therapy and medication, she now understands that killing herself isn't an option.
I myself have been through hell and back with depression, and I just can't see using it as an excuse to kill yourself. I understand the attraction, but I can't condone it. Is it a sin? I honestly don't know, because when someone is in the deepest depths of a black depression they're not thinking rationally, which in and of itself is an illness.
If I won't condemn someone for killing themselves when they're not in their right mind, what more compassion do you think God has for them? After all, He loves them more than I ever could.
Last edited by Speed Racer; 09-30-2010 at 04:02 PM.