The Instigator
jl153
Con (against)
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The Contender
RacH3ll3
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45 Points

Euthanasia

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 3/5/2009 Category: Education
Updated: 7 years ago Status: Voting Period
Viewed: 3,194 times Debate No: 7253
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jl153

Con

I think its wrong because it's exactly like murder and it should not be made legal
RacH3ll3

Pro

First let me start off by defining Euthanasia.

Euthanasia: Ending the life of an individual suffering from a terminal illness by lethal injection or suspension of medical treatment.
*Euthanasia comes from the Greek word Euthanasia, which means good death*
http://dictionary.reference.com...

my opponent has argued "I think its wrong because it's exactly like murder and it should not be made legal"
Murder:the killing of another human being under conditions specifically covered in law.
Euthanasia and murder are very different. When a person gets euthanized, they choose to die. They no longer want to be on earth. When a person gets murdered, it is not their choice, it is the murderer's. Two very different things.

My arguments:

1) People who are terminally ill (people who have cancer,etc.) feel that they are going to die soon anyways, and they feel that they no longer need to live. Why do they need to suffer until they die, when they themselves, are ready to die and feel no more pain. I don't know what your beliefs are, but maybe some of the people feel that their pain on earth is over and they need to go to Heaven.

2) The person on their "deathbed" may have a poor quality of life. They may have to make multiple hospital visits, and spend money on medication, which means they have very little money. They would also not get to enjoy life, with the suffering, pain, hospital and doctor visits. They may be very depressed that they don't get to live their lives normal, and they may even become jealous of everybody else. Why would you want someone to suffer if they were ready to go in the first place? 80% of people surveyed agreed that doctors should do PAS, or physician assisted suicide. (which is the same thing as Euthanasia)
http://www.snn-rdr.ca...

This is my argument and I cant wait to hear yours!
Debate Round No. 1
jl153

Con

jl153 forfeited this round.
RacH3ll3

Pro

Aw man that is too bad, I was really wanting to debate this.

Since my opponent forfeited the round, all arguments are extended.
Debate Round No. 2
jl153

Con

It is legally wrong and prohibited to kill a human being even if he or she is terminally ill because it is against the ten commands of the holy bible
1. Do not worship other gods.
2. Do not worship idols.
3. Do not misuse God's name.
4. Keep the Sabbath holy.
5. Honor your father & mother.
6. Do not murder.
7. Do not commit adultery.
8. Do not steal.
9. Do not lie.
10. Do not covet.
it clearly states do not murder and if you do get charged with murder in this case by euthanasia and say you did not you break the rule # 9 do not lie so it strictly forbidden and it will condemn your soul
Exodus 34:28,Deuteronomy 10:4
RacH3ll3

Pro

Seeing as to how my opponent didn't attack any of my arguments, he must agree with me.

I will now argue his:

"It is legally wrong and prohibited to kill a human being even if he or she is terminally ill because it is against the ten commands of the holy bible"
It is not "legally" wrong if it is against the bible. Also, the people getting euthanized may not share your beliefs, and it is okay to them.

"it clearly states do not murder and if you do get charged with murder in this case by euthanasia and say you did not you break the rule # 9 do not lie so it strictly forbidden and it will condemn your soul"
Like I said before, it is not murder. Murder is when an unwilling person gets killed. They would not be lying if they said they did not commit murder, they would be telling the truth.

Thanks for starting this debate, and thanks to whomever votes.

Rachelle
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by jl153 7 years ago
jl153
my pc fed up got viruses so i couldnt go on for the next round thats why i forfieted srry lol
Posted by wjmelements 7 years ago
wjmelements
CON loses because:

Though he said murder is wrong, he could not prove euthanasia was murder. Also, he dropped his opponent's case. He loses.
Posted by JP 7 years ago
JP
I agree with con, but his arguments sucked.
Posted by Epicism 7 years ago
Epicism
Guess it just depends what dictionary you use ;)
Posted by Xie-Xijivuli 7 years ago
Xie-Xijivuli
Murder is out of hate -- it isn't synonymous with killing.
Posted by Epicism 7 years ago
Epicism
RFD;

Conduct- Pro- Con forfeited a round without excuse, killing the debates usefulness for both sides.

Spelling & Grammar- Pro- both sides were equally good at keeping their errors to a minimum, so I simple voted on who brought more to the table.

Convincing arguments- Pro- RacH3ll3 arguments ruled over. No real arguments on the cons side except commandments which was turned appropriately.

Reliable sources- Pro- Only one to bring sources to the table therefore Pro is more reliable by default.

Good debate.
Posted by RacH3ll3 7 years ago
RacH3ll3
Exactly, that is what I was going to say. (kind of)
Posted by Epicism 7 years ago
Epicism
Aw too bad I don't have this debate lol...I'd just argue its not legally murder when it's "VOLUNTARY euthanasia" and that not everyone follows Con's religion so he can shove his ten commandments up his... SOFA CUSHION lol

Besides Con never argued, he just brought up new statements.
Posted by Epicism 7 years ago
Epicism
Ah it's OK. Sure that would be fine! I had a district tournament this week so I never got to my computer anyways.
Posted by RacH3ll3 7 years ago
RacH3ll3
sorry...you snooze you lose..maybe you and I can debate this topic sometime Epicism!
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