Voluntary Euthanasia 2

Dear Editor,

Dylan Caporn's report re: Dr David Goodall's "final journey", page 7, The West, 3/5, draws attention to the fact that so many in our society accept voluntary euthanasia as being a morally acceptable practice in human society. But is it truly moral?

We all instinctively abhor the intentional act of murder as being an intrinsically evil event. How then might we reconcile the act of intentional self-murder, for whatever reason, as somehow being morally licit?

Voluntary euthanasia equals voluntary self-murder.

Society recognises, in its laws, the murderous violation of a citizen's inviolable life to be an evil, but proponents of euthanasia propose a person may disregard the sacrosanct, inviolable nature of his/her own life should they choose to end it themselves. Are these people NOT murderers?

Do they NOT risk, in their unbelief, that they might merit the wrath of the God they do not know, Who, in His Commandments has declared, "You shall do NO murder!"?

If the God they do not know, DOES exist. How might their unbelief possibly save them?

I am terrified for them.

Yours sincerely,

Alan Mitter