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How to deal gently with religious family members?

Started this discussion. Last reply by JC Samson Nov 19, 2012. 4 Replies

My mother is a Mormon and has accepted my atheism, more or less (I bet she still prays for me). She's really intelligent, so I like talking with her about my ideas but I don't want to hurt her…Continue


Started this discussion. Last reply by Suzanne Olson-Hyde Mar 14, 2013. 56 Replies

Do atheists generally believe euthanasia is a good idea? Is it a religious concept to let God decide who lives or dies, while making the healthcare system do everything possible to keep someone…Continue

Negative biases against Islamic people.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Umbra Nov 16, 2012. 25 Replies

This is hard to admit in a public forum, but I hope I can say this in the right way and get the discussion I think is necessary around this issue. I live in a very rural area so I don't know a lot of…Continue

Will women ever be equal until men change?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Unseen Nov 13, 2012. 47 Replies

My theory is this: women's lives have improved dramatically in the western world, and it's only a matter of time until they revolt and make things better for themselves elsewhere, religion of course…Continue

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Suzanne Olson-Hyde replied to Erin's discussion 'Euthanasia'
"I am a baby boomer, and I am for euthanasia. I am not into pain, and I will choose when I go, and it will be with dignity. That is my main thing, dignity. I have no fear of death, and I don't want anybody feeling sorry for me, and I am willing…"
Mar 14, 2013
kOrsan replied to Erin's discussion 'Euthanasia'
Mar 14, 2013
Lewal replied to Erin's discussion 'Euthanasia'
"I'll still try to empty my bowls first just in case. For pride's sake. I mean I know I'll be non-existent, but I don't currently like the idea of my loved ones thinking I hadn't developed a contingency for…"
Mar 13, 2013
Unseen replied to Erin's discussion 'Euthanasia'
"Dealing with soiled underwear, despite the stink, beats scraping your brains off the ceiling with a razor blade and empty tin can."
Mar 13, 2013
Lewal replied to Erin's discussion 'Euthanasia'
"That was my concern. Intestinal tearing and what-have-you. Barbiturates, hydrocodones, and 80 proof. Sounds solid. Easier to get than a gun, makes less of a mess (more considerate)... just have to make sure I don't soil myself."
Mar 13, 2013
Unseen replied to Erin's discussion 'Euthanasia'
"Probably twenty hydrocodones (Vicodin) would do it on their own, but chugging a half bottle of 80 proof bourbon, vodka, or whatever would make sure. I'm not an expert, but I doubt you'd be conscious long enough to wish any tummy pain would…"
Mar 13, 2013
Lewal replied to Erin's discussion 'Euthanasia'
"For some reason I instinctively imagine stomach pain. What are the specifics? Pill-wise."
Mar 13, 2013
Unseen replied to Erin's discussion 'Euthanasia'
"No, it's like dying of a morphine overdose. You pass out and at some point you stop breathing. Where would the pain come in?"
Mar 13, 2013
Judith van der Roos replied to Erin's discussion 'Euthanasia'
"WRONG ! Ask anyone who has had extensive burns, bone cancer of any type or extensive physical injuries. I can testify to the latter, even intra-thecal opiates have limits. Anyway, i sincerely hope you never have to discover the limited extent of…"
Mar 13, 2013
Lewal replied to Erin's discussion 'Euthanasia'
" people (aside from Kevorkian) were the first I heard were doing it.- Good info toward the bottom"
Mar 13, 2013
Lewal replied to Erin's discussion 'Euthanasia'
"I always thought that'd be potentially very painful. I figured I'd do it Hemingway style, but I guess that is inconsiderate. I know some people who have hung themselves, and that seems to work out pretty well, but again that seems like…"
Mar 13, 2013
Unseen replied to Erin's discussion 'Euthanasia'
"Same way with my father who died a bit over a month ago. He wanted to die naturally with heroic measures. We took him to my sister's house and were all there at his side when he drew his last breath. We kept him for a day so that local friends…"
Mar 13, 2013
Unseen replied to Erin's discussion 'Euthanasia'
"I think it may have been Schopenhauer who mused "What is the purpose of laws against suicide. With what can you threaten someone who is already unafraid of death itself?""
Mar 13, 2013
matt.clerke replied to Erin's discussion 'Euthanasia'
"Halo? or is that just angels... pretty sure they get a nice stained glass window in a church somewhere too."
Mar 13, 2013
matt.clerke replied to Erin's discussion 'Euthanasia'
"If suicide is illegal, wouldn't attempting suicide be (at best) attempting to break the law. It's like trying to rob a bank.... you don't succeed, but it's still illegal."
Mar 13, 2013
Unseen replied to Erin's discussion 'Euthanasia'
"My main problem with suicide is the aftermath. I wish more suicides would think about the problems they leave behind as well as, as you mentioned, the cleanup following certain ways of offing oneself."
Mar 13, 2013

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At 2:45am on November 19, 2012, Tracey said…

Hello Erin,

Tah for the invite and I graciously accepted.:)  Thank you for the lovely message as well. I will actually do a full intro once I navigate around the place a little easier.

I look forward to interacting with you and yes Kir is just gorgeous!!:D

At 1:10am on November 12, 2012, onyango makagutu said…

welcome Erin



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