Guest post from my husband at Ignitum Today
Just ask my wife – I tend to communicate with certain efficiency. I don’t waste words. Euthanasia, ‘mercy killing’, should be counted among the first steps down a ghastly and barbaric road. Human history is replete with examples of where the general mindset leads. Before going any further, let us define our terms.
Euthanasia: the intentional killing by act or omission of a dependent human being for his or her alleged benefit. This definition is provided by the Catholic Education Resource Center.
My eye is drawn to two key phrases in this definition. ‘Intentional killing’ is the first and ‘alleged benefit’ is the second. The act of euthanasia is preceded by some cognitive process where value judgments are made and the ‘alleged benefits’ are rationalized as support for the intentional killing of a person. Said just a little differently, a person or a group of people decide to kill someone, convincing themselves that the killing is for that person’s own good. It feels different when you say it that way, doesn’t it?
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Image Credit: Thumbnail - Bengt Ekerot as Death, from the film Det Sjunde inseglet (The Seventh Seal) 1957.
[author] [author_image timthumb='on']http://www.acceptingabundance.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/Jose-Trasancos.jpg[/author_image] [author_info]Jose L. Trasancos is a child of God, husband to his wife, Stacy, and father to a truckload of kids. When he’s not wiping faces (or the other end), washing dishes, cutting the grass/plowing snow, walking the dog, buying groceries, changing lightbulbs or unclogging hair out of drains, he has a day job that keeps him busy. Plus, he collects fountain pens in his other spare time. [/author_info] [/author]