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Death, Sex, and THE GOOD PLACE

When I was teaching theology, I didn't articulate (or understand) end of life issues terribly well.  I knew the general rule of thumb was that we were against hastening death (a la Kevorkian or the terrible things happening in the Netherlands), but that it was somehow also ethical to not prolong the moment of death for a loved one through excessive use of machinery. 

The difficulty comes down not to absolute rules but rather to ethical intents - which are harder to judge from the outside, since two actions may look the same.
For example, one person may refuse chemo because she wants to live as fully as possible in the time remaining, and die whenever the Good Lord takes her. Her intent is to live; not to hasten her death. Another may refuse chemo precisely in order to hasten her death, which is a problematic stance.   It all comes down to ethics.
Now and at the Hour of Our Death
I personally, and with the Church, condemn any action intended to cause another person harm, to hasten …

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