So, ive also seen the documentary...and i was actually shocked of a persistent cold heartedness, though all of those present felt that the assisted suicide is not a joke and can bring a tear even to suicide ideologists.
I've been thinking on the logics of the arguments PRO-Suicide given by Sir Terry, and i laid out counter arguments to them.
Sir Terry sais that if we have a choice in this life we can use it to choose the time of our death to leave the life in our way.
So if i was to debate that issue with him id ask him some questions:
1. You use the Choice Option only on things that you can choose and of which you have the knowledge of Choice (like Choosing the color of hair, music to listen, books to read etc., that dont affect your state of being - of wich you dont die if u dont necesaryly have them) and you cannot use the Choice Option on Fundamental/Vital things (like Sun Color, Suns warmth, air that you can breathe, stars location etc. as those exist independently even if we die, and our lives dont change those things like the volume of air that we breathe if someone dies....[all that i know by now is that we have poluted that much the earth that it got negatively vulnerable to us...because of our choices we loose the earth on which we are born]). So the question would be: If you dont bother about things that you cannot choose, why do you bother that seriously about things you can choose ? The things you can choose represent nothing in comparison to the things we cannot choose that generate human beings into existence. So if someone like Steven Hawking can leave bound to a wheelchair and solve secrets of the material universe (is he having lesser dignity if he is alive ?), why someone that has some minor trauma cannot do the same ? It sounds to me that Choice has to have a rational operator - by choosing to suicide you choose to have no choice...so is it reasonable ? Is it reasonable to end your life in which you found choice ? Ive never seen dead people walking ! Most of them remain in their graves
2.Sir Terry, if the choice is solely yours why than it should prevale over the choices of millions of people that choose to live because they find reasons to live even in masacred states ?
Choices that you imply are really serious because once you make them you cannot turn them back, but life knows forgivness, even if you make a mistake by putting your fingers into a plug socket, you can still remain alive and that i think is a miracle.
While i was watching the suicide part, in that last moment, ive seen the man wanting a glass of water ! Maybe in that moment he understood that he wanted to live. When life is taken away we feel pain because it hurts, hurts because it was made to exist, so if we dont feel that pain it means it is in peace, and that peace is really not treasured ! In that moment i wanted to choose the life of that desperate man ! Why should his or your choice prevale over my choice ? I've also been hospitalised with a broken hand, It looked so bad, and i couldnt afford an esthetic surgery, i thought id never become a "girls man". But despite that i was really helped by God, through a Christian Orthodox priest, and now im having the girl of my dreams, even though i have a nasty scar on my hand and it still looks estheticaly bad !
3. So in a world where there are people that want to live and people that dont want to live we must find a solution that fits both.
You raise the question of choice in such a way that it sounds like its a fundamental thing that people should think about. It is a fundamental question, but a lot of people have an answer to that ! I've answered it for myself and id like to share it with you, as im totally certain that this life has a lot of pleasant moments that should be known.
A monk once told me: You cant see things if you dont have eyes !
Sometimes things get broken, "obsolete" because of our harmfull way of dealing with them. Even our way of understanding can be damaged.
So the majority dont see the issue because some internal member of ours is damaged. Think of it ! Its not the human that gives existence/life a notion. Existence is inviting us and it exists with or without us, and loosing such an oportunity is a great fail !
(i had a lot more questions but ill remain with those yet)