I would ask the questions John Clark asked, but in more extended form,
with specific cases:
- Why court, bacteria, criminals, accidents, Gods,
according to some beliefs, wild animals, aging process,
and just about anyone and anything else, can decide to
terminate a person's life, but the person can't?
- What if I decide that my purpose of life is accomplished,
and want to just quietly leave?
- What if the person's burden of guilts, pains, or displeasures
is unbearably high? Who has a right to tell people that they
should continue the existence that brings them extreme, unbearable
pain, and what can be the reason for it?
- Is it justifiable to give a poison pill to a person who is
about to be tortured to death by sadistic criminals?
- What if people are mad biologically immortal (I assume this
bioethicist supports prevention of death from diseases - it
would be illogical to give bacteria a right over a person's
life that the person himself doesn't have), then does it mean
that the person absolutely has to live forever?
- Are there any other things that can't be terminated, including
personal possessions, or one's life is an exception?
What is the basis for this exception?
- Does this refer to personality as a whole, or sub-personality,
such as particular set of interests and concepts?
Is one allowed to terminate a certain line of actions or thoughts?
Or is it only biological existence that can't be terminated?
In this case, can biological existence of chickens be terminated?
What about carrots?
- What if my religion requires me to end my life in certain cases?
Is it an invalid religion with invalid ethics?
How can I tell which religion is valid?
Sasha Chislenko <http://www.lucifer.com/~sasha/home.html>
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