I sympathize with your step Dad's suffering.  My mother also had a very 
painful and difficult death.  It is not easy to follow a moral act and, as 
humans, we should be able to make such choices.  But one has to be mindful of 
performing acts that do not violate natural laws.

 If we violate natural laws, IMO the law of karma will take effect and could 
detrimentally affect our families and society that allow violence or suicide to 

---In, <sharelong60@...> wrote :

 John, when I think about how awful were the last 3 years of my step Dad's 
life, and more than once he expressed the wish to be dead, I think suicide is 
sometimes the right thing to do. I think unnecessary suffering is morally 
 From: "jr_esq@... [FairfieldLife]" <>
 Sent: Tuesday, November 4, 2014 3:37 PM
 Subject: Re: [FairfieldLife] Is it Moral to Commit Suicide?

 You've raised a good question.  But it is considered a higher principle that 
the end does not justify the means.  In other words, one must act licitly to 
make a moral act.  You cannot kill another person or group of persons in order 
to obtain political power--which we can see the evil effects that are happening 
in Iraq and Syria.  Similarly, the same principle applies to taking one's own 

---In, <noozguru@...> wrote :

 If you were suffering from terminal brain cancer would you really want to see 
it through to the end as your mind, vision, hearing went away?
 On 11/04/2014 10:36 AM, jr_esq@... mailto:jr_esq@... [FairfieldLife] wrote:
   A woman just committed suicide with the aid of doctors in Oregon.  Is this 
justifiable in your own thinking?
 Vatican thinker brands US woman's suicide 'wicked'
 Vatican thinker brands US woman's suicide 'wicke... A senior Vatican official 
has condemned as "wicked" the assisted suicide of Brittany Maynard, an American 
woman suffering from terminal brain cancer. &...

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