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    Re: Assisted suicide (making it legal)

    Quote Originally Posted by volcaniclastic View Post
    I lived without a couch for two years, once. It was totally doable, and I didn't miss it. Pillows on the floor, man! Every single day was a pillow party. It was great, and I actually still sit on the floor of my house more than on my couch.
    I'm sorry to keep offtracking the discussion, but pillows on the floor is equivalent to a couch, so it doesn't count! The very concept of couch is a place in which you sit or lie down in the sole object of feeling intense comfort and release from daily physical and mental struggle. A bed can be a couch, a fluffy dog can be a couch. As long as it is comfortable and you feel like the whole meaning of the universe is just that moment of comfort, the object is a couch.

    Resume your talk about suicidey things now.

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    Re: Assisted suicide (making it legal)

    I'm all for it. Fortunes are spent keeping 90+ year olds hooked up to machines to maintain "life". These people are not going to recover and go home.

    P.S. I love my couch!

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    Re: Assisted suicide (making it legal)

    Quote Originally Posted by SeanRave View Post
    I have to disagree with you on that one.
    We don't have one. We have two armchairs and a set of giant floor pillows, but no couch.


    Quote Originally Posted by SeanRave View Post
    I'm sorry to keep offtracking the discussion, but pillows on the floor is equivalent to a couch, so it doesn't count! The very concept of couch is a place in which you sit or lie down in the sole object of feeling intense comfort and release from daily physical and mental struggle. A bed can be a couch, a fluffy dog can be a couch. As long as it is comfortable and you feel like the whole meaning of the universe is just that moment of comfort, the object is a couch.
    Nah, a couch is a specific giant piece of livingroom furniture. Not to be confused with a chaise, a loveseat, some armchairs, etc.
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    Re: Assisted suicide (making it legal)

    Sean is right about the bed,known as a day bed. I had one once,for sleeping and doubles as a couch for friends,not to be confused with a pullout bed couch,

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    Re: Assisted suicide (making it legal)

    I don't want to be rude or anything but we're getting way too off-topic about beds and couches.

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    Re: Assisted suicide (making it legal)

    If I am going to do the final deed to myself,I would want it to be on a DAYBED! they are real comfy. so still kind of on the main subject,and if I needed to,I would drink the cool aid as an exit strategy.

    I personally believe in assisted suicide. I may need it in the future.

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    The rule is generally,you MUST be terminal 6 months left to live to be covered by it. and for many they have the coolaid with them for over 6 months,it helps them cope knowing it is always an option. read that in a story by someone who used the coolaid when the pain got way to bad.
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    Re: Assisted suicide (making it legal)

    If you are in a lot of pain and can't stand it anymore, then I think you should have the right to ask for help from a friend or family member. It's your life! I wouldn't want to live a life in pain. People don't know what it is like when you are in extreme pain and it isn't curable, whether mental or physical. It's a hard decision, but it is that person's decision.
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    Re: Assisted suicide (making it legal)

    Quote Originally Posted by Bartmanhomer View Post
    I don't want to be rude or anything but we're getting way too off-topic about beds and couches.
    Except, if you read the original post, its less about suicide and assisted suicide, and more a rant on the state of the world and one's position in it.
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    Re: Assisted suicide (making it legal)

    Quote Originally Posted by thalassa View Post
    Except, if you read the original post, its less about suicide and assisted suicide, and more a rant on the state of the world and one's position in it.
    Oh ok. Sorry if I was rude earlier.

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    Re: Assisted suicide (making it legal)

    We've also had plenty of these conversations over the years. That's not to say it can't come up again, but it's always a good idea to look and see if your questions have already been covered. If anyone cares to review the opinions of those of us that have commented on similar threads too many times previously here's a list.

    http://www.paganforum.com/showthread...h-with-dignity

    http://www.paganforum.com/showthread...4-Right-to-die

    http://www.paganforum.com/showthread...fferent-debate

    I did not include those threads about suicide as a spiritual experience, how it affects the afterlife, etc.
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