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Condemn one, condemn all

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Hi there. I haven’t made an entry in months. So why did I decide to pop up today? There were two major protests by the Christian Church against homosexuals in Jamaica, this past weekend. It was about two weeks ago a co-worker of mine was asking everyone to sign a petition to fight against the removal of the buggery laws…I refused. No, I’m not gay but I just simply do not have anything against anyone’s sexual preference…well when it comes to babies, minors, rape, then I want some jungle justice to save taxpayers’ money on the scum of society. Woosaaaah. Ok back to the topic.

“We are against it, for God is against it, so it cannot be right,” said Allen Harris, who sat on his bicycle praying. http://m.jamaicaobserver.com/mobile/news/Christians-protest-Court-challenge-to-buggery-law

So having read this article (see link above) and analysing the views of what people think about homosexuality, why should buggery be singled out from the Bible when there are other sins being committed? Fornication, adultery, lying, stealing, murdering, and God knows the list goes on, are not right and according to the Christian Bible (no matter the version or language), God is against them all too.

“Ye without sin, cast the first stone, ” was what Jesus said in the Bible. I can bet that the same persons condemning homosexuality are guilty of things that a sinner like myself just may not be able to stomach. What upsets me most is that murderers, child molesters and rapists are not being condemned at this level. Duppy really know who fi frighten.

Until fornicators and adulteres are stoned to death, thieves get their hands cut off, rapists made geldings…I say leave homosexuals alone.

What if it were you?…and other questions about Rape.

It is known all over the world that in the African Continent children are being raped everyday because of some superstitious belief that having sex with a virgin cures HIV/AIDS.

QUESTION#1 : WHAT ARE WE AS HUMAN BEINGS DOING TO EDUCATE THEM ABOUT HIV/AIDS AND TO PROTECT THE YOUNG?

 

For centuries women have been raped for some sort of reason concerning power, whether personal, political, tribal, or it’s used as a weapon in war.

QUESTION#2 : WHEN ARE WE GOING STOP BEING GREEDY, SELFISH AND BARBARIC? EVEN WILD ANIMALS HAVE CODES OF CONDUCT AND OBEY THEM.

 

U.S. political figure Todd Akin said that if a woman doesn’t get pregnant then it’s “legitimate rape” and if she does then it isn’t because if she didn’t want the sex then her body would have prevented the pregnancy.

QUESTIONS#3, 4, 5 & 6: WHAT THE FUCK? WHO THE FUCK IS THIS ASSHOLE? WHAT IF IT WERE HIS FEMALE RELATIVE WHO GOT PREGNANT FROM RAPE? IS IT THAT ONLY MEN CAN BE “LEGITIMATELY” RAPED?

80% of sex offenders are likely to repeat their sex crimes.

QUESTIONS#7, 8 & 9: HUH? WHY ARE THEY BEING TREATED IF THEY CAN’T BE CURED? WHY ARE THEY CONSTANTLY BEING RELEASED BACK INTO SOCIETY TO DO MORE HARM?

Earlier this year, in Texas, a father beats a man to death because he caught him molesting his son.

QUESTION#10: WOULDN’T YOU HAVE DONE THE SAME?

Under Islamic law, rape can only be proven if the rapist confesses or if there are four male witnesses.  Women who allege rape, without the benefit of the act having been witnessed by four men who subsequently develop a conscience, are actually confessing to having sex.  If they or the accused happens to be married, then it is considered to be adultery…Since it is incredibly unlikely that a child molester will violate his victim in front of “four trustworthy men”, Islamic law amounts to a free pass for sexual predators…Islamic law rejects forensic evidence (such as DNA) in favor of testimony.  An interesting situation thus sometimes develops in cases where a victim alleges rape and the man denies that sex even took place.  In the absence of four male witnesses, rape cannot be proven.  The woman’s testimony then becomes a “confession” of adultery.  She can be stoned, even though the male is unpunished, since he never “confessed” to a sexual act!

– Courtesy of thereligionof peace.com Guide to Understanding Islam

QUESTIONS#12, 13 & 14: WHAT DID I JUST READ? DOES ANYONE CARE ABOUT THE VICTIMS? DOES IT MAKE SENSE ARGUE THIS ONE?

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QUESTION#15: WHAT WOULD YOU DO OR HAVE DONE IN ANY OF THESE OR ANY OTHER CASES?

And What About The Right To Die?

By now some of you readers are made aware of Tony Nicklinson’s story: former rugby player, paralysed from the neck down, had his legal plea of assisted suicide denied, died due to starving himself and pneumonia (I think he did it intentionally). His last tweet:

‘Goodbye world the time has come, I had some fun.’

I’m totally against unnecessary suffering only when it comes to the physical, id est, terminal illnesses, complete paralysis, etc. Don’t get me wrong, if you want to live then fine but what about living and not being able to add quality to your life or the life of others? What if your existence is a burden to your loved one? At this point I would like to make myself clear: I do not support suicide killings/bombings, homicide-suicide, suicide due to depression and/or bullying, I’m totally against violence on any level. I support assisted suicide for the critically ill, brain dead or anything to that effect.

If I had a condition which is all about physical pain, constant trips to the doctor, making me dependent on others, I can’t do anything for myself, and it would kill me eventually but years from now (or I die naturally), feeling hopeless, depressed and useless, I would opt for a quick and pain-free death. Call me a coward but the joy in that kind of life is pretty much non-existent and for me, that’s not the way I want to live.

In the photograph above, Tony Nicklinson with his wife, Jane, when the judge denied his assisted suicide plea. Does this man looks happy to continue living like that? He can’t even wipe his own tears. To continue living life in paralysis is a death sentence for him. He’s not getting any younger, he’s probably concerned about his wife’s happiness…I could list a million reasons.

We all know a doctor’s job, decree and only function is to preserve life so this goes against many doctors’ belief, religiously speaking killing someone even your own self is a sin (the killer’s soul be damned for all eternity). However, ‘mercy killing’, ‘assisted suicide’ or euthanasia is not a ‘bad thing’ in all cultures. The English word ‘Euthanasia’ is derived from Greek words “eu” and “thanatos,” literally, “dying well.” Euthanasia is legal in the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg and Assisted Suicide is legal in Switzerland and the US states of Montana, Washington and Oregon. Active Euthanasia is illegal in Mexico but not Passive Euthanasia (patient is terminally ill and unconscious can be refuse aid to prolong life by relatives). Colombia’s Constitutional Court ruled May 20, 2010 that “no person can be held criminally responsible for taking the life of a terminally ill patient who has given clear authorization to do so.” In Japan it’s a bit more complicated:

In the case of passive euthanasia, three conditions must be met:

  1. the patient must be suffering from an incurable disease, and in the final stages of the disease from which he/she is unlikely to make a recovery;
  2. the patient must give express consent to stopping treatment, and this consent must be obtained and preserved prior to death. If the patient is not able to give clear consent, their consent may be determined from a pre-written document such as a living will or the testimony of the family;
  3. the patient may be passively euthanized by stopping medical treatment, chemotherapy, dialysis, artificial respiration, blood transfusion, IV drip, etc.

For active euthanasia, four conditions must be met:

  1. the patient must be suffering from unbearable physical pain;
  2. death must be inevitable and drawing near;
  3. the patient must give consent. (Unlike passive euthanasia, living wills and family consent will not suffice.)
  4. the physician must have (ineffectively) exhausted all other measures of pain relief.

                                                                                                          -Legality of Euthanasia Wikipedia.com

Whew! It’s not easy to decide on how and when to kill a person even if he/she is on death row and deserves it. I appreciate the concern and thought put into taking someone’s life especially if they are at a loss in physical health. But I believe that if a person, like Tony, who has reached that point where death is a more favourable option and chooses to do it legally in his/her sound mind, should not be denied the Right to Die.