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Keep Dr. Death Behind Bars

Keep Dr. Death Behind Bars

Freed early for 'good behavior'?

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Published: June 16, 2007


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Visitor Comments: 30

(30) Rox (goy), July 17, 2007 11:47 AM

After much thought

I have to agree with the dreaded 70% that support Kevorkian's work. Don't get me wrong, I am not Jewish, and I love Judaism. however...

I have chronic pain and other issues with no help to be seen anywhere on the horizon soon. I have looked in as many places possible for help, and I often wonder that if sometimes if I pray to G-d, that it is truly useless. What if He decides to simply keep me in the situation I am in and not help me?? He's G-d. He can do or not do anything He wants. It's known in Judaism that NO ONE can help you or hurt you without G-d's permission. Must I not account for the possibility that g-d will keep the status quo and not hear me??

Sometimes, I think using the "World to Come" as a deterrent to difficult issues like assisted suicide become some sort of carrot to be waved in front of a racing rabbit's nose.

I really would rather not live my life in the pursuit of just-out-of-reach "carrots". I believe in quality of life and not just quantity. If someone has a severe or even mild disability and can accept their quality of life, that's wonderful. But for those who can't, who am I to have the audacity to say "Grin and bear it! And just remember, G-d will take away your 'carrot' if you don't!"

(29) Gary Katz, June 26, 2007 6:51 PM

Dr. Kevorkian's new job offer

Rumor has it that the State of Texas wants to hire Dr. Kevorkian to work in the Dept. of Corrections lethal injection room.

(28) Doreen, June 25, 2007 10:09 PM

Dr. Kevorkian

Dr. Kevorkian should receive a medal for valor. Has anyone ever seen someone suffer beyond endurance, beyond hurt, beyond what's humanly possible? If you have, you'd believe like me if not you'll agree with the Rabbi.

(27) Elonna, June 22, 2007 12:53 PM

70%

I'm with the 70% who felt Kavorkian should never have been in prison. Not everyone has the same religious beliefs. Kavorkian has a right to freedom of speech. He can speak his mind, just like the Rabbi. I'm glad he's out of prison.

(26) Nomlas Fisher, June 22, 2007 3:24 AM

respectfully disagree

Shalom Rabbi Saloman; Hoping you recieve this e-mail in Good Health. Rabbi Salomon

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