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Wesley J. Smith: Many “Locked In” People Happy
First Things/Secondhand Smoke ^ | 2/27/11 | Wesley J. Smith

Posted on 02/27/2011 10:32:21 AM PST by wagglebee

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That many would instead say, “Sure, go ahead. I would too,” reflects our own fears and prejudices, and an (unintended) abandonment of people who might otherwise be helped to get past the darkness and back into the light.

It reflects the callousness of the culture of death.

1 posted on 02/27/2011 10:32:26 AM PST by wagglebee
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2 posted on 02/27/2011 10:33:10 AM PST by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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3 posted on 02/27/2011 10:34:56 AM PST by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: wagglebee

It is murder.


4 posted on 02/27/2011 10:37:04 AM PST by Shady (Our quest is to rebuild the United States of America as it was founded by the Founders!)
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To: wagglebee

Death lovers with a spirit of murder. It is becoming spooky, as one used to go to the doctor to get well, now when one visits the doctor there is always the possibility that the doctor may decide that your “quality of life” warrants his intervention in ending your life.


5 posted on 02/27/2011 10:50:07 AM PST by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: wagglebee

Smith is so laughable.


6 posted on 02/27/2011 10:52:59 AM PST by Psycho_Bunny (Hail To The Fail-In-Chief)
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To: wagglebee

People who say, “I would rather be dead than ...” (fill in condition of incapacity) are not, in fact, in that condition. If they ever are, they may wish they’d never spoken without serious thought.

I wouldn’t want to be like a 2-year-old, but Francisco is very happy as a 2-year-old. If he never grew any more mentally mature, he would still be happy, as long as he was fed, washed, clothed, and loved. Oh, the thrill of making a tall stack of just the blue blocks! Now just the green blocks! Oh, there’s Yellow Cat ... Meow!


7 posted on 02/27/2011 10:55:55 AM PST by Tax-chick (Some brothers have humongous monsters, and some don't. Live with it.)
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Some of us with disabilities don’t have a choice in the matter. We’ve known nothing but. Saying that my life isn’t worth living, is not a decision that you get to make.


8 posted on 02/27/2011 11:28:21 AM PST by BenKenobi (Don't expect to build up the weak by pulling down the strong. - Silent Cal)
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That was pretty much my point. Most people with disabilities seem determined to keep living ... unless they’re suffering from depression, in which case they should be treated for depression, not killed.


9 posted on 02/27/2011 11:45:34 AM PST by Tax-chick (Some brothers have humongous monsters, and some don't. Live with it.)
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I’m glad some kind folks stick up for us.

Thank you!


10 posted on 02/27/2011 11:55:38 AM PST by BenKenobi (Don't expect to build up the weak by pulling down the strong. - Silent Cal)
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You’re welcome. Everyone else’s life is just as valuable as mine, even if the other person is elderly, or has a disability, or is of another race, or is poor, or all of the above.


11 posted on 02/27/2011 1:23:24 PM PST by Tax-chick (Some brothers have humongous monsters, and some don't. Live with it.)
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To: wagglebee

Thank you. One sense that “locked in” people have in spades is the sense of hearing. When the body isn’t functioning well or at a minimal level, the sense of hearing becomes, according to what I’ve read and some personal experience, very acute and focused.

Hearing books on tape, music, or people reading out loud would undoubtedly give great comfort and happiness to people in this condition.


12 posted on 02/27/2011 1:26:42 PM PST by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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Smith is so laughable.

I'm confused, are you saying that people with disabilities should be euthanized?

13 posted on 02/27/2011 1:37:01 PM PST by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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Oh, please.


14 posted on 02/27/2011 1:39:55 PM PST by Psycho_Bunny (Hail To The Fail-In-Chief)
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Oh, please.

Let's see, you said, "Smith is so laughable," in reference to his opposition to euthanizing the disabled.

I asked you what you meant and your response is, "Oh, please."

Why are you so afraid to stand up and state your beliefs?

15 posted on 02/27/2011 1:45:47 PM PST by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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16 posted on 02/27/2011 1:50:05 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are at your door! How will you answer the knock?)
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To: wagglebee

I’m confused, too.


17 posted on 02/27/2011 2:47:55 PM PST by Tax-chick (All the brothers have humongous monsters, and the universe is at peace.)
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I'm not confused any longer, Psycho_Bunny thinks people who oppose euthanasia are acting "holier-than though."

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18 posted on 02/27/2011 3:05:00 PM PST by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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I’d like to be holier than those who advocate (or practice) killing the infirm. And if I’m ever incapacitated, I’d like the people who are caring for me to be too holy to kill me.


19 posted on 02/27/2011 3:12:02 PM PST by Tax-chick (All the brothers have humongous monsters, and the universe is at peace.)
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The “holier than thous” are the ones who believe they have the right to end a life because THEY view it as “useless”.


20 posted on 02/27/2011 3:16:22 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are at your door! How will you answer the knock?)
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