Catholics, Butt Out

If you ask a Christian, especially a Catholic, to butt out of other people’s end-of-life decisions (e.g. suicide or physician assisted suicide), their most passionate argument is You can’t. It is not your body. God owns you. If you die prematurely you will be extremely sorry. God will be very angry with you for destroying his property. He will torment you for eternity. Any amount of suffering here on earth is worth it to avoid that. I have to forcibly prevent you from making such a big mistake. This, of course, is a religious argument. You would think freedom of religion would protect me from such a fanatic forcing his religion on me, but it does not. Christians have managed to get their superstitions embedded in law.

~ Roedy (1948-02-04 age:69)