Is Euthanasia or Mercy Killing Murder?

Is Euthanasia or Mercy Killing Murder?
Euthanasia or Mercy Killing is defined as the painless killing of a person suffering from a painful and incurable disease or affliction and in cases of irreversible comatose conditions.

The process of Euthanasia is illegal in most countries but are allowed in some like Belgium, Colombia, Canada, France, and in some U.S. States.

In my opinion It should be considered as murder because there is no ethical or moral right for a person or entity to take another person's life unless under self defense or in times of war.



It's Murder

Whatever you call it, no one can justify taking another person's life to prevent suffering legal or a choice. Life is precious, it was given by God and to take that life away to spare a person pain and suffering, to me is not warranted and is murder. People suffer, all of us is suffering something, it's a part of life that we have to hurdle. Only God has power over life and death and not any man or organization.
Posted by Kakashi2020 on 12-11-2018

Killing is killing

For me killing is killing no matter what the situation is. Sometimes it's more painful for us to see our loved ones suffering from severe pain and sometimes we wish that we can take the pain from them. But it is not enough reason to opt euthanasia. Only God can give us life and only Him can take it.
Posted by burgosmichael2407 on 12-17-2018


I would justify Mercy killing. You might know the pain a person goes through before granting mercy killing. It literally kills him daily that he wants to end it once and for all. The suffering is unbearable so it is better we end it once and for all rather than letting the patient suffer from it daily.
Posted by kaushikangara on 12-11-2018

It is indeed

Killing is killing regardless of the reasoning behind it. There's no justifying the act. If you take someone's life, then that's killing.
Posted by knnon on 12-14-2018

Sadly, I would agree

I would agree with euthanasia and mercy killing. Yes, this topic is kind of sensitive and a lot of people has a different opinion about this topic and I believe that there is no right or wrong answer regarding this issue, but I cannot see a patient who is suffering from zero to nothing chance of recovery. Maybe giving mercy is the better option than letting the patient suffer.
Posted by antonToledo on 12-11-2018



It's still killing someone.

As much as it pains me to see someone suffering because of pain. It's also hurting to see someone being killed. Also, the one who is tasked to administer it might not sleep soundly during nights.
Posted by theresajane on 12-11-2018
I can imagine, people who administer euthanasia must have a guilty conscience constantly tormenting them. Just thinking they spared those patients suffering might not be enough to make them feel at ease.
I can imagine, people who administer euthanasia must have a guilty conscience constantly tormenting them. Just thinking they spared those patients suffering might not be enough to make them feel at ease.

It's the person's choice

I think that it's not murder , as long as it is the person's choice. It is a very difficult matter but I would justify it only on terminal cases where truly nothing can be done.
Posted by GeorgeDr on 12-11-2018


I'm not sure. But, as of the moment. I still view it as killing. Though it is nercy killing it still pains me. I don't know what would be my view in the future because it also pains me to see someone suffering out of pain.
Posted by theresajane on 12-11-2018
As I can see it, it's still a mortal sin and killing. I may be traditional or something but it is not our decision to take ones life.
Posted by luv2xacosta on 12-11-2018
For me, I cannot consider it as a mortal sin but rather a choice. A choice that the remover decide either he will remove it or not. Somtimes it is better to let go than to keep holding onto something eventhough you are already in pain. Maybe that is the best thing to do to end his suffering
Posted by ajahcuizon on 12-11-2018
No state or government can mandate us to do euthanasia. I believe that it is murder unless it is the person itself who states that they wish to go. In certain situations I think it is morally acceptable to grant this wish to end suffering.
Posted by pencilneckgeek on 12-11-2018
I agree to this. It is still considered as murder as you have guts to kill a specific person even if it's not physically beaten up or stab or shoot by a gun, It's the way to poison someones body and if you intentionally inject it to a person then that's a murder.
Posted by nekonieden on 12-11-2018
I also forgot that euthanasia can also be a choice from the family or to a direct person. But still, it's a form of killing and it's a sin. I know they just want to end the suffering and the pain but then god said that committing you own life is a sin.
Posted by luv2xacosta on 12-12-2018
I believe that any kind or way to end the life of a person is murder. However when the method is legal like the execution of criminals then that that may not be considered murder in my dictionary. But with the religion I think any kind of killing is murder. Even the abortion is being tagged by some churches as murder. For the issue of euthanasia I am for it when the mercy killing is to end the agony of someone who is very sick and has no way of recovering from the sad condition.
Posted by Corzhens on 12-12-2018
Some people can alter or amend their constitution or human law to legalize the euthanasia but nobody can alter or amend God's law. It can be legal to your country but that doesn't mean it was also legal for God. We have to understand that it is God who gave us life and it is also Him and Him only have the right to take it from us.
Posted by burgosmichael2407 on 12-17-2018
Euthanasia is mostly used on pets compared to human. It is legal in some countries. Although it is the best way to ease the pain and let the animal or people die peacefully, I am not sure whether this is the right thing to do. It is still unnatural to do so unless the person or the animal asked for it which animals can't. Even though they asked for it, it is still a from of murder no matter how good the intentions are.
Posted by gutzman on 12-18-2018