Thou shalt not kill can get pretty nuanced in some theological circles. Which as this headline demonstrates … can be deadly.
Can’t imagine reading the article will bring much illumination. Unless, of course Bishop Tutu is calling for assisted suicide … to be banned, or discouraged or something.
Given the planned result of that dubious practice … why call it medicine, why turn healing professionals into hitmen? Why wouldn’t a neighborhood thug armed with handcuffs and a plastic bag be just as … “good”?
This kind of flapdoodle ethics has gone on for Tutu long … and thanks to such weed in the field guidance and yellow journalistic sensationalism … there will probably be at least a few more victims.
As I anticipate a charity lecture soon … let me tell you first that
I’d consider silent assent to THIS stuff to be the more uncharitable option …
Instructing the ignorant is a Catholic Spiritual work of Mercy (the un-PC language of which was not my doing BTW) …
… and in doing the work of the previous paragraph, preaching to OTHER than the choir sometimes involves a different style of communication than affirming the faithful and sensible in an obvious ethical matter. The least of which is breaking up a disciplinary counsel with the light humor (IMO) of a reference to the Bishop’s
name – to offer a bit of respite to those who might feel convicted of heart for having fallen for this feverishly pitched mortal sin du jour.
Hopefully that’s not many here. But there are a lot of readers and visitors who should receive a good, strong advocacy of the NO/Never perspective on the so-called Physician Assisted Suicide racket. < Racket is blunt. But, my opinion.
Destroying a body is not saving a soul … so while Tutu has his take on the news … is he even doing so as a Bishop (or retired Bishop) at all? Or is it just his off duty political opinion and the media calls him Bishop Tutu instead of Desmond Tutu for extra juice to the story or per some vaguery of the current AP stylebook?