Tony Nicklinson, The Man Who Would Be Damned.
Today’s newspapers/internet magazines are full of the story of the man who asked the court whether he could be legally murdered. The court said to him “no, you can’t” and the chap apparently cried in front of journalists (there are photos on the internet, at the very least) at being informed England is not so Nazi yet and he will have to leave until it pleases God in His wisdom (that’s not what the judges said; but you get my drift…) to put an end to his days.
Only one week or so later, the chap has… died, apparently of …”natural causes”. Pneumonia, says the coroner. Oh well. As the coroner says so and risks jail if he invents tales, we will assume that there was nothing fishy in this death and will proceed to make some consideration from this point of view.
You can calculate for yourself the probability of salvation of chap who one week ago showed a sovereign despise for his god-given gift, and has kept this attitude even in his instruction for tweets (you won’t believe it, the chap had a vast twitter following; morbid) to be sent after his death. I don’t bet my pint about his salvation, because Mr Nicklinson seems to me one of those who seek damnation with the lantern and easily accomplish their objective; and no, I simply don’t care two straws whether he had thirty-eight different paralyses and forty-nine legs not working: his life was as sacred – and as much a divine gift – as everyone else’s, and every differentiation in this respect is purest Nazi thinking.
What enrages me most, though, is that in nowadays’ England a man can decide to send himself to Hell with lucid and stubborn determination and not only the media and the fora are full of the usual satanic idiots supporting him ( though why they should be sad is beyond me; “we rejoice at your death” is what they should write…), but in addition to this very public madness no public warning should come from our bishops about the sheer nazi horror of what these people think they can do to their immortal souls.
In a twisted way one could still understand ( if never justify) the atheist thinking “who should care if I want to hitlerise myself and be done with that. I’m fed up of living with (add here your favourite disability), I don’t believe in God and I just want to be terminated”. This is certainly shocking, but in itself not entirely stupid. It is the necessary conclusion of a wrong premise, but the conclusion is not absurd in itself.
But that those who are supposed to believe in God should just shut up when people damn themselves in such a public way, under the eyes of the nation, and are cheered by others for doing so is truly beyond belief. So much so in fact, that one can seriously wonder whether they believe in God in the first place.
Mr Nicklinson’s case is very indicative of this satanic madness: a man insists in getting rid of himself and spending an eternity in hell, and is cheered by Neonazis feeling – like the original ones – oh so good in the process. “Yes, get rid of yourself!” they say to him. “We can clearly see your life is worth crap, and not worthy of being lived! An obvious case of Lebensunwertes Leben! It is a shame the courts would not allow you to get rid of that rubbish you have become! Come on, old boy, try at least to get a pneumonia! You wouldn’t want to go on like that, would you now?”
Apart from the – let us say it again: repetita iuvant – satanic attitude of Mr Nicklinson and his supporters, I want to point out to the utter uselessness of our modern, cowardly clergy, in this respect as in pretty much all the others. If the bishops don’t shout from the rooftops how evil suicide is, how can they persuade the masses that it should be avoided? If the only answer they have is waffling about the “sufferance” of the person who wants to die, how will they persuade anyone that he should not want to be killed? If they never speak about eternal sufferance (compared to which, I am sure, Mr Nicklinson’s earthly sufferance was a walk in the park; and very probably he has already realised this as I write) and always use the easy way of focusing on the earthly one, how can they hope to persuade those on whom the devil is so actively at work to desist from their foolish ideas?
Mind, I am not talking here about the atheist hard-liners: they will continue on their Nazi line whatever a bishop may say. What is getting lost in this ocean of “niceness” is the mainstream of those (more or less vaguely) Christian who get Satan’s version of the story, whilst those who should speak about the heavenly one stay silent lest they be unpopular.
The clergymen of the “church of nice” never talk about evil, satan, and hell. They only pander to people’s feelings. Oh how much you are suffering. Oh how much I feel for you. Oh how good I feel whilst helping you to feel good with your own (once again) satanic intent. Oh how popular, and sensitive, and caring, and pastoral I am! I must be a good priest/bishop, surely?
They should take heed. Not a long time will pass, and many of them might well find themselves in the company of the Nicklinsons of the world.
Posted on August 23, 2012, in Catholicism and tagged Conservative Catholic, conservative catholicism, euthanasia, Lebensunwertes leben, Nazism, Tony Nicklinson. Bookmark the permalink. 8 Comments.
If your so called god would damn someone for wanting to be relieved of that level of suffering, then that god, if it actually exists, is not worthy of worship.
What a senseless thing to say.
Either this God does not exist (absurdy speaking), and then you are talking nonsense.
Or this God exists, and then to think he is not worthy of worship merely because of the suffering that might be allotted to us in this very short sojourn on earth (less than an instant compared to eternity; if there is a God, there is eternity) is even more stupid.
Still, unless you repent you will – like, very probably, Mr Nicklinson, deceased – have it your way: God exists and you will refuse him,condemning yourself to eternal damnation, suffering, hatred.
If I were you, I’d employ my time trying to pray and to get a better understanding, rather than going on the internet writing godless tosh.
I fail to see what is so stupid about my statement. All I said was that if a god exists and behaves in the way you depict, as a divine dictator with its own eternal concentration camp, it is not worthy of being worshiped.
If I were you, I would not call people idiotic when your intellect would fit quite comfortably within theirs.
I have called your statement idiotic because it is, but evidently you do not have the intellect to understand the argument.
Stop being a nuisance and try to get some understanding. Prayer would be a good start.
Frankly, I am not convinced there is anything to pray to. I strongly suspect that if there is a deity, it is not a being represented by Catholicism or any other religion.
What you are “not convinced of” is fully irrelevant. I could not be convinced 2+2=4, but does it matter? An ant could say it is “not convinced there is a Milky Way”, too…
Faith in God doesn’t come (apart from a minority of rather fortuate individuals) from “feeling”, but from thinking logically and doing one’s homework.
If you are ready to do at least some of this homework, then there’s hope. If you aren’t, the consequences might well be too terrible to think about.
Interesting. My skepticism regarding the existence of God came from genuine rational thought, and the recognition that the concept of God simply serves as a placeholder for what we do not understand yet.
Your skepticism regarding the existence of God is logically not justifiable, though it can be used as an easy excuse for those who do not want to do the work.
Considering the stakes (eternal suffering in Hell or, one day, eternal joy in the presence of God) the vanity of those who think they know better cannot be seen as other than suicidal.
You should read the great Fulton Sheen’s “Life Of Christ” for a start. He will lead you through the demolition of all so-called “rational thoughts” concerning the matter.
Then there are the logical proofs for the existence of God, which require at times a mind somewhat trained in logic – alas, not everyone nowadays – and are not entirely accessible to many readers of this age.
Then there is – and I should say, it should come first anyway – prayer, then without a proper attitude and a desire to understand our ego will always put himself in the middle and make us blind to the most reasoned arguments.
Atheism is damnation in daily instalments. Get rid of it.