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Monday, September 22, 2014

Philosobeast section 9 group 2

During our discussion Thursday in our discussion groups we did not get through all of the questions because our group was very hung on two of the questions; one about euthanasia or 'mercy killing' and if it was fair for the evil people in the world to be granted eternal life when asking for forgiveness on their death bed. While we discussed euthanasia we had an interesting mix between those who were comfortable with if given the choice to 'pull the plug' vs those who just truly were not sure. I personally do not think I would have the strength in me to end someone's life but others brought up good points about older cancer patients who seem to be crippling away. Most of our group agreed though that euthanasia or 'mercy killing' was probably easier said than done since only one of us knew what it was like after working in hospitals. While we discussed the second question about the evil people in the world that ask for forgiveness at the last second. We got into the principles of Christian values and the Old Testament God vs the New Testament God and how the 'old God' was a very straightforward, straightedge, unforgiving God and how the 'new God' is a more forgiving, understanding God. Safe to say the whole group was not okay with evil persons asking for forgiveness on their death bed. The group basically said, "those who live a life of evil and ask for forgiveness does not deserve the same as those who live up to being a good person"


  1. Anonymous8:57 PM CDT

    Jessie Barber
    What was Boethius's view on free will
    After reading about Boethius's writings about God's foreknowledge of the torture he and many others like him would ensue, does it change or challenge your ideas of your own fate and (if your religious) the foreknowledge God has for you?

  2. Anonymous11:23 AM CDT

    Pola Kopieniak
    FQ: Where did Descartes believe human pain came from?
    DQ: Do you think Descartes was right when he says animals are mere machines in feeling pain?