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Marcus Ranum says
I can still hear Christopher Hitchens saying, “To wish for this is the worst form of abnegation…”
This is an absolutely awesome argument for torture. So if you’re getting waterboarded by the CIA or having hot irons put under your fingernails by the Inquisition, if you’re guilty then you totally deserve it, and if you’re innocent then then you’re achieving a sanctified state of grace! THIS ARGUMENT IS MADE OF WIN!
Physical suffering brings you closer to Christ – but having your beliefs mocked is insufferable and there should be laws against it.
One could also make the argument that criminals do their victims a great service by making them suffer. Thus, we ought to let them go free.
Mother Theresa thoroughly subscribed to this point of view. I have also had people tell me that taking people off the machines that keep them alive is playing god. I never figured that out – wouldn’t putting them on the machines in the first place be playing god?
If one were vindictive, one might almost wish that the creators of this thing of horror might soon experience a prolonged opportunity to “participate in the passion of Jesus Christ” themselves. But, of course, one must not be vindictive. 😉
Whether apocryphal or true, there’s a quote about Smother Teresa that applies:
On the issue of dying with dignity and freedom, Dutch politician Els Borst has died of (as yet) unknown causes. Borst was the one who fought for the legal right to euthanasia, for self-determination of when life ends.