Quality should be valued over sanctity of life
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When people are given the right to take a life, they are given a power that has a high potential of corruption. Once we start to be able to perform killings of "useless" people, to what extent would society go to in order to get rid of these people? Power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. If society is given the power to cull the weak members of their own group, this will give a chance global leaders and influential people of the world to terminate lives of people they choose. Adolf Hitler, one of the greatest leaders of all time, had millions of the "useless" Jews murdered. Does the world want a repetition of the Holocaust? Do we really want to fuel the people who have the power and influence to repeat this horrific incident? Of course not. Whatever the cost, the sanctity of life must be valued over quality.
Allowing people to take lives of the weak is waging war against Christianity. In the Christian point of view, lives are gifted by God to each and every person. According to the Christian bible, each and every life is sacred. Murder is against the ten commandments of the bible, a series of laws set by God. Mercy killing is essentially murder of a life. No matter how useless the life of the person may seem, the person still holds inside them a gift from God. As mere humans, we do not have the right to take lives of others or ourselves. Each and every life is sacred.
The sanctity of life should be valued higher than the quality of life. We, as humans, do not have a right to take other peoples lives because it is against God, we may be exterminating potentially great people, and we may open a chance for criminals to take lives of people of their choice.
Life itself it a fragile concept, it will end but doesnt somebody have the right to when, and under what circumstance?
For example, if someone was diagnosed with a terminal disease and has been told that their last few months will be very painful? Shouldn't they be allowed to choice to die with dignity then just merely existing in miserable excruciation?
While Christians believe that all life is sacred from God, what if you are in such pain that you would rather be with God then exist on this earth? There has been many cases of suicide where it was Christians taking their own life? What justification do they/you have for that?
The quality of life is more important than the sanctity because it is ones choice to die when they believe there is no more hope in their life.
Cases where people are diagnosed with terminal diseases and ask for euthanasia happen. Some just decide to suicide by themselves. Either way, when euthanasia is denied, many people start to think that this is a way for the government to torture people by keeping them alive. This is not the case. Laws against euthanasia are there to prevent abuse of this right. "Why worry about anything when we have euthanasia?" is the type of mindset that nobody in the world should have. This thought that assisted suicide is also a legal and moral choice is not a temptation people should have to suffer under.
The bible tells us that life is a privilege. Jeremiah 29:11 states that G-d has a plan for each and every one of us. By committing suicide, we are interfering with the plan set for us in our lives. In the bible, J-sus also states that death is the work of Satan. By taking our own lives, we are committing a form of murder and condemning death upon ourselves, helping Satan achieve his/her/its goal.
(When judging, please do not be biased and judge based on your religion. I myself do not believe in the bible and am merely bringing in the debate a point of view of a person who believes in Christianity.)
Humans have the rights to do many things, but they do not have the right to take their own life.
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