Quick Thought: Putting Them Out of Their Misery?

Author Greg Koukl Published on 04/15/2015

Years ago, I debated a physician-assisted suicide initiative. I was against it for what they considered religious reasons. Therefore, they thought I was forcing my religious point of view on other people.

I pointed out that their point of view was equally religious. Certainly suicide will end the physical misery here, but what happens afterwards?

If there is a hell, as Jesus indicated, and those who have not been forgiven of their crimes go there, then they won’t be ending their misery through physician-assisted suicide.

Both sides are making religious assumptions, and that is especially true when it comes to doctor-assisted suicide.

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