Sunday, August 05, 2012

Worse than Death

I mean, of course there may be things that are circumstantially worse than death. However, I think that there are very few things that are absolutely worse than death.

Which is why I think it is absolute bullocks to claim that being a victim of a crime X (fill in X yourself) is worse than murder. There are those that make the claim that victims of X continue suffering the effects of X after the crime, and X is therefore worse than murder (which presumably just stops there).

Well if it causes more suffering to live then it's a very practical decision to just die, isn't it? Or how about this: ask the victim if she'll be better off being murdered.

Not to be callous, but living on is better. It doesn't mean trivializing X; it means not trivializing the quite wondrous gift of life.

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