"...I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God, punishing the children for the sin of the fathers to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me..." [Deuteronomy 5:8-10]

Thursday, August 06, 2009

The Right To Die

A dying Jehovah’s Witness has been granted the right to refuse life-saving medical treatment on the grounds of his religious beliefs.

[An Australian Judge] today found Mr A’s directives should be followed “even if the likely consequence of giving effect to Mr A’s wishes … is that he will die”.

AdelaideNow via ReligionNewsBlog

Conservative Christianity wants the right to choose to die from preventable natural causes. Sometimes they want this for their own children. But they get all "righteous" when people with incurable, life-crippling conditions look for medical intervention to help them choose to die.

The difference is, they say, that death becomes God's choice, not mans. And yet they say God gives us free will. But then why expect rationality from a position that isn't rational to begin with?