The right to die and the right to live should not be separated.

People who deny a person who experiences his body falling apart from an incurable illness and severe pain the right to choose to pass on peacefully with dignity – act cruel in the name of their faith. But, so are people who deny starving homeless folks, who experience their body falling apart from hunger pangs or severe pain from  torture –  the chance to live peacefully with dignity. We are all cruel, even mother Teresa, because we follow leaders who do not create a UN to help humanity. This posting isn’t going to change anything, except trigger fierce debate on the issue by those who don’t care. What we need is an internet movement to inject spiritual values into religion, and get rid of dogma! Could I get the volunteers who went to Haiti to treat pain, to sign up for something world encompassing? Are we cruel to let all our religions die from lack of spirituality?

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2 Responses to “The right to die and the right to live should not be separated.”

  1. Noah Says:

    To quote mother teresa;

    “The suffering of the poor is something very beautiful and the world is being very much helped by the nobility of this example of misery and suffering,”

    Some would say that Agnesë Gonxhe Bojaxhiu had reached the apotheosis of spirituality.

    However in reading her memoirs it seems clear that this is not the case. “Where is my faith? Even deep down… there is nothing but emptiness and darkness… If there be God — please forgive me.”
    “What do I labor for? If there be no God, there can be no soul. If there be no soul then, Jesus, You also are not true.”

    I believe that this helps to explain her hideous attitude toward suffering.
    Religion without spirituality tends to have horrifying consequences.
    Interestingly the reverse does not seem to be true.

  2. drkinarthy Says:

    Noah, your thinking is of a wise man. Mother Teresa helped poor people but had no impact on the world like Ghandi had, because she got her ideas all wrong! Her ideas were indeed hideous to think of suffering as noble and beautiful, to come to life from deep darkness and emptiness, and to question God. You are right, Noah, to say that “religion without spirituality tends to have horrifying consequences.”

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