Saturday, October 3, 2009

Is it Evil to be Merciful?

Mercy or Evil

"In our society, a murderer gets more compassion than a person who has led an exemplary life and becomes terminally ill." - Marvin C. Arthur, Las Vegas, in a published letter to TIME Magazine, Oct. 9, 2000.

Is it Evil to be merciful?
Is it Good to ignore those in Hellish pain?

Years ago, on March 31, 2005, I wrote...
"Is it kind to starve the teminally ill to death? Is it kind to let the terminally ill suffer in agony? Horses with broken legs are shot. Dogs and cats who are seriously ill and in pain are put to sleep. Murderers, convicted of capital crimes, are given a lethal dose, so that their death is not considered cruel by the federal courts. Yet, the terminally ill are often "sentenced" to a slow and horrific death without remedy or relief. This is a matter of compassion and mercy. Do we love enough to care?"
No one, not one child of God, should be forced to spend the last days of life in pain and suffering.

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For the first time in my life, I am no longer able to work for a living. I managed to work a full year while being terminally ill, but I just don't have the strength to do it anymore. I closed my business and warehouse in August, 2009. But the bills are still coming in and I don't have any way to pay them. This weighs heavy on my heart, but there is noting I can do about it. I don't have any kind of savings or retirement fund. No stocks or bonds or real estate. I didn't expect to get sick. I cerainly never expected to become disabled.

If you would like to contact me, write me at: Put in the subject heading: DO NOT DELETE so that I know it is a personal message and not spam. My snail mail address is: Glenn Friedman, P O Box 1112, Bourbonnais, IL 60914. I rarely ever use my phone in an effort to save minutes and money. Click here for information about Myelodysplastic Syndrome posted on Wikipedia.

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