Thursday, July 3, 2008

EUTHANASIA…. THEY SHOOT HORSES, DON’T THEY?

I got the idea for tonight’s topic from a who said the he recently had his pet dog put to sleep because it was very old and suffering terribly from arthritis. He couldn’t bear to see this suffering and putting the dog to sleep was the only humane thing to do.

If putting suffering pets to sleep is considered the humane thing to do, but humans are forced to suffer all sorts of horrors until natural death occurs, then we seem to have a problem with the word humane.

Animals are treated humanely but humans are treated barbarically.

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There is a general notion that human life is sacred or somehow special among the life forms of the planet.

There are those who think that the most important difference between humans and lower life forms is the ability to think and contemplate its own existence and that of the world around it.

Lower animals are driven by genetically derived instincts such as the instinct to reproduce as much and as often as possible. Most civilized human beings are able to subordinate these kinds of instincts to practical needs and desires through his intellectual reasoning powers. The vast majority of civilized sex is strictly for fun and not for reproduction.

If the human intellect is the major difference between humans and lower animals, it seems to be inconsistent with reasoning logic that humans are denied the right to determine when, where and how their lives should end.

Just what is the objection to suicide?

Jack K9ACT

1 Comments:

Blogger Norman P. Triantafilos said...

I agree Jack,Norm Kb9ygd 5-31-10

May 31, 2010 at 2:38 PM  

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