Assisted Suicide and euthanasia: Non-Buddhist views

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Assisted Suicide and euthanasia: Non-Buddhist views

Post by Nicholas Weeks » Wed Nov 15, 2017 5:38 pm

Moved from the original topic which can be found here.

Pattern of abuse of euthanasia seen in pioneering Netherlands:

http://alexschadenberg.blogspot.ca/2017 ... -198492713
“Starting from 2007, the numbers increased suddenly,” Boer said. “It was as if the Dutch people needed to get used to the idea of an organised death. I know lots of people who now say that there is only one way they want to die and that’s through injection. It is getting too normal.”
“In the beginning, 98% of cases were terminally ill patients with perhaps days to live. That’s now down to 70%.
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Assisted Suicide and euthanasia: Non-Buddhist views

Post by Nicholas Weeks » Fri Dec 08, 2017 8:51 pm

Do not be hasty accepting a fatal diagnosis, always get a 2nd or 3rd opinion:

https://alexschadenberg.blogspot.ca/201 ... -198492713
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Re: Assisted Suicide/ euthanasia

Post by Nicholas Weeks » Thu Jan 11, 2018 11:10 pm

US state of Oregon does not restrict euthanasia much at all:

http://www.nationalreview.com/node/455264/print
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Re: Assisted Suicide/ euthanasia

Post by Nicholas Weeks » Wed Mar 28, 2018 3:24 pm

The disabled also have a voice - against euthanasia. Some success in No. East USA...

http://notdeadyet.org
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Re: Assisted Suicide and euthanasia: Non-Buddhist views

Post by Nicholas Weeks » Fri Sep 07, 2018 6:46 pm

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Re: Assisted Suicide and euthanasia: Non-Buddhist views

Post by Queequeg » Fri Sep 07, 2018 7:12 pm

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Re: Assisted Suicide and euthanasia: Non-Buddhist views

Post by Quay » Fri Sep 07, 2018 11:30 pm

The author of the blog in the OP is a Canadian and devout Catholic and is coming at it from a perspective where RCC doctrine is being violated. He is apparently also had a rough personal time with the suicide of his sister-in-law.

I know a number of people in the Netherlands and they think his view of the situation there is quite odd.
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Re: Assisted Suicide and euthanasia: Non-Buddhist views

Post by Queequeg » Sat Sep 08, 2018 1:47 pm

Euthanizing children just hits me in the gut the wrong way. I understand there may be a very rational way to approach it.

But I'm also deeply uncomfortable with abortion and the death penalty, so to an extent, my views parallel the views of devout Catholics.

The materialist approach that rationalizes euthanasia/assisted suicide is deeply troubling to me. Normalizing this option makes me uncomfortable.
Those who, even with distracted minds,
Entered a stupa compound
And chanted but once, “Namo Buddhaya!”
Have certainly attained the path of the buddhas.

-Lotus Sutra, Expedient Means Chapter

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