Are Mercy Killings (Euthanasia) Ethical?

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Are Mercy Killings (Euthanasia) Ethical?
Comments by Richard W. Firth - 10 Jun 2009

In response, I have but one very important question followed by a couple of others to ask, and it is this, if we believe animals have rights the same as humans, as many act and believe, then why don't we mercy kill humans? Why are humans spared this act, which according to the law, is highly illegal? Why is it wrong to try to keep the animal alive but at the same time keeping it out of pain, even though the administration of the pain killer might hasten its death?

I shall always apply the 5th Commandment to all sentient beings and try to raise its application to its highest degree and noble purpose for which it was given--to stop all killing.

I believe "Thou Shalt Not Kill" was deliberately worded that way to show God never attended killing to take place; He neither delights and takes pleasure in it now, and when Jesus comes He will end it once and for all, alleluia and Amen and all praise to Him, Jesus Christ, the Very Prince of Life Himself!

Your quick response is appreciated.

Richard W. Firth

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