Physiology & Medicine / Re: Is there a case for positive euthanasia for end stage Alzheimer sufferers?« on: 08/07/2016 15:45:24 »
“In Numbers 31:15-18, after his soldiers had killed all of the men among the Midianites, Moses ordered his army officers to kill all of the male children, kill all of the nonvirgin females but to save alive all of the virgin girls for his troops. Prior to this, the Israelites had taken all of the animals and goods of the Midianites and then burned all of their towns.
If genocide or "ethnic cleansing" is a war crime, then this act of Moses was clearly a war crime…What possible reason could Moses have given in order to justify this horrendous act of genocide? After all, wasn't he the great "law giver"?
Moses claimed that Yahweh, the God of Israel, ordered him to do this, because the Midianites worshiped a deity named Baal Peor. The Midianites felt that Baal Peor was nature's god, the creator of the universe, whereas the Israelites believed that their god Yahweh was the creator. .. So, in effect, what we have here is a demonization of those people who refer to the creator by a different name. These people are accused of worshiping a false god.
I didn't realize that entire part was plagiarized from another site (http://christianthinktank.com/midian.html). You probably would want to give credit when you do that to the originating site, lest the words be taken as your own. But regardless, it was ironic that the very site you got it from devotes the whole page to actually dissecting that quote and tearing it to shreds in a very detailed way, and go on to give their assessment of what the real reasons were for. It was interesting reading actually.
"Then stand up and defend your religion" and at least, tell all of us why it is OK for "God" to murder little innocent boys and commit genocide against he Midianite people by proxyFirst, it's the same religion and same god as yours, and the same moses. I would ask you to stand up and defend the same.
Because it is not ok for 'god' to murder innocent anyone. The sad part is god is fictional and can't murder to begin with. The problem is man committing these disgusting acts of murder in the name of this false creature. Time and time and time again, murdering in the creature's name. It's disgusting. It's why it's laughable that atheists are the ones looked at as immoral, or needing moral guidance from the ignorantly religious. So much death and destruction throughout history in the name of the false creature. The last thing atheists need is moral guidance from a group of people who have throughout history been responsible for so many disgusting crimes against humanity.
But again, this example of above is from the same bible and supposed orders from the same creature and same moses that you worship. How do you defend it?
But those are just more rhetorical questions, since I guess technically a bible study class isn't what I'm on this site for. Just couldn't help but see the irony in your questions.
through kind gentle Moses as depicted in Numbers 31Apparently, he was neither kind nor gentle lol
Getting back to the subject of the thread I think euthanasia should only be used of those who have made it very clear while still in control of all their mental faculties that it is their expressed wish that this final act of love and mercy be done for them when they no longer have the means to do it for themselves.
I very much agree with that.
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