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Interesting Topic

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In cases of extreme suffering, I hardly see how it is even a debate.

A few years ago I would have said that people do not/should not have the choice to end their own life (except for cases of suffering, I have always been on board with that), but really it is a choice everyone has whether it is one they even think about anyways.

So, I guess people do have that right. If I want to kill myself, I'll do it. Beyond my friends and family who really has the power to stop me? We can say people SHOULD NOT have the right, but it does not matter because you cannot stop some people who are going to do it anyways. You also cannot put a dead person on trial for doing something they had no right to do.

I consider myself to be a Christian, but I do not spend a lot of time in my life reconciling my thoughts or ideas with Christianity. I go about my life acting out of love and hoping for the best. I know I live my life being kind to others and trying to follow the golden rule. I would never tell a depressed person they should kill themselves because they have that right, and yes, maybe I would even try to intervene. However, at the end of the day I can only take responsibility for myself and my own actions.

Just my very humble opinion on this.

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