Monday, May 23, 2011

How Other Religions See Assisted Suicide & Euthanasia

Here's a very interesting piece giving a brief sketch about how assisted suicide and euthanasia are considered by other religions than Christianity, Islam, & Judaism.
Goodbye, cruel world
The debate surrounding assisted suicides may be new but the idea of euthanasia, mercy killing or assisted suicide has been accepted in various cultures for centuries. Throughout antiquity there existed large support for voluntary death, with physicians providing long-suffering patients with the poisons they needed. This changed after the Middle Ages and with the rise of Christianity, and from then on, no organised religion supports the idea of euthanasia or assisted suicide. more

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