Saturday, February 07, 2009

Pope Ratzi says euthanasia “false solution” to suffering

Pope Ratzi, along with most right-to-lifers wish to impose their god beliefs on others when they force people to remain on feeding tubes even though they are comatose and brain damaged or in terrible suffering from incurable illness. They think it is a “noble” thing to suffer and that euthanasia and “pulling the plug” are “false solutions” for the terminally ill. While I am not completely certain where I stand on euthanasia, when it comes to people in vegetative states who are brain dead, their illogical thinking in these matters is perplexing.

LINK: Pope: Euthanasia ‘false solution’ to suffering

The controversy is an ethical one, and once again we are debating the right for the terminally ill and dying patients to not suffer. In the case of this recent story the news article refers to, a woman has been on a feeding tube for nearly 20 years and has no hope of recovery. Her father wants to let her rest in peace, let her go and accept reality of her condition. But Pope Ratzi and those who hold beliefs in a supreme god of suffering and sado/masochism, Ratzi said in his Sunday blessing that love can help confront pain and that “no tear, from those who suffer and those who are with them, is lost before God.”

God botherers say these things without evidence, without explanation except that ending the life of a terminally ill person, no matter if that life is already gone without the assistance of devices shown in photo here, is a bad thing even when it comes to ending suffering. While euthanasia is a more complex and ethical debate, keeping an otherwise dead person in a perpetual and often lengthy vegetative state via a feeding tube seems more of a “sin”. The god believers are also once again contradicting themselves, saying that going to meet one’s maker is an awesome and the most ultimate experience which is the goal of all believers, but on the other hand they attempt to keep brain dead and terminally ill in this world at the price of pointless great pain and suffering.

I just don’t get it.


tina FCD said...

And we probably never will.
I'm all for Euthanasia.

Jonzie said...

There is a lot of confusion on this particular case thanks to our monolitic and biased TV in Italy. The woman is not terminally hill. She is in irreversible coma. She's not brain dead. She is not in pain. She is not under any kind of farmaceutical therapy. She is fed through a feeding tube.
There is no written record of her will on this matter.
I'm all for "pro choice" in therapies treatements for terminally hill people who suffer capable of choosing but this specific case is all different and scares me a bit. That my father or my wife could decide for me to end my life when I'm in a coma... well... I'm not comfortable with that.