Skip to comments.We donít let animals suffer, says Prof. Stephen Hawking as he backs assisted suicide
Posted on 09/17/2013 10:06:13 AM PDT by Olog-hai
Professor Stephen Hawking, the scientist, has given his backing to the legalization of assisted suicide for the terminally ill.
Prof. Hawking, 71, who has motor neuron disease, said, We don't let animals suffer, so why humans?
In an interview, he said he believed those who helped loved ones die should escape prosecution if they were suffering from a terminal illness and in pain.
But there must be safeguards that the person concerned genuinely wants to end their life, and they are not being pressurized into it or have it done without their knowledge and consent, as would have been the case with me, he added, referring to an incident in 1985 when he was placed on a life support machine.
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Lead the way Professor and let it know how it worked out for you. We can maybe do a seance.
You’re saying it’s their call...so why are you inserting your two cents. MYOB
The modernist culture loves death. Just worships it.
Has he volunteered?
who gets to decide suffering?
Would these be “doctors”? I hope not.
That’s the problem, you see. It becomes a societal norm, and then the first thing you know, people are thinking, and saying, that it’s your “duty” to get out of the way for the next generation. “Gosh, we can’t buy that new house yet, Granny’s being sooooo selfish and grasping and just won’t off herself so we can get the inheritance!”
I certainly wouldn’t want to live the way Hawking does. Clearly he’s suffering greatly....
Do like that Castro creep in Ohio. Give ‘em a rope then put on a Suicide Watch. Probably could sell admission tickets.
You will get an argument from some here, but people and animals are not the same in God’s plan.
They have that in common with the Muslim terrorists. Meanwhile, the Bible says “all they that hate me (i.e. God) love death” (Proverbs 8:36).
Seems like the old boy is getting ready to check out.
Hey Dr. Stevie... The logical progression of what you are supporting is that we don’ allow mentally or physically impaired fetuses to be “punished” with a lifetime of pain and suffering. Guess what that would have meant for you, Sparky? Stick with making wild ass guesses about the creation of the universe, you dumbass...
stephen to be honest if we took you line of reasoning you’d have been dead or stuck in a bedroom for years, once your disease seriously immobilized you. decades ago. seems like you have still wanted to live and do things even though you’re locked in a wheelchair all this time.
Hawkings may be a mathematical genius, but when it comes to common sense and wisdom, you have nailed him - dumbass.
Professor Hawkings has not lived in the real world for
a very long time....presuming he ever did.
Asking him about anything other than questions regarding
physics or cosmology is like asking Rainman anything besides
math questions and when Judge Wopner is on TV.
Or as God has said "he who hates me loves death." Proverbs 8:36
I should have read further down the comments before I posted my post. I didn’t see your post.
—Guess what that would have meant for you, Sparky? —
In the world that the progressive totalitarians are striving to create, Hawking would have been aborted or killed shortly after birth after being designated as a “useless eater”.
We eat the animals after we kill them. Does the professor’s logic extend that far?
Yeppers... brilliant, ain’t he?!
Here we have a very simple contrast between those who believe in Biblical principles and those who don’t. Hawking is following his beliefs where they lead. I believe as the Bible affirms that humans were created in God’s image and animals were not. Jesus affirms it again when he says we are “worth more than many sparrows.”
As Biblically based values decline we see our nation devolve.
The stupidity of genius.
I have read the first two dozen posts on this thread, and find none I disagree with. Stephen Hawkings needs to get his $hit together and learn to live. It is not about physics or mathematics, it is about living. God created us to live.
Short of that, he needs to fine Dr K...or a loaded pistol...what, he doesn’t have the stomach to pull the trigger? Sad for him.