Edit: now the evil Gabriel will turn on the Pope.
(Rome) Pope Francis found clear words against suicide and euthanasia. He spoke of a "defeat for all". The papal statement was made in response to the death of 17-year-old Dutch girl, Noa Pothoven. A message that is shocking indeed.
Pothoven was euthanized last Sunday because of "depression.” So it was reported yesterday by numerous media. The killing was done in a so-called "Lebensendeklinik" [End of Life Clinic]. By this euphemism is meant no medical device, as the name implies, but a killing device.
Noa Pothoven was sexually molested at the age of 11 and 12, and was raped by two Muslims at the age of 14. The rape caused post-traumatic stress, anorexia and depression. Last Sunday, on the basis of the Dutch euthanasia law and with the permission of the parents, the killing of the girl took place.
However, the news of Noa's euthanasia turned out to be a hoax. It is not wrong, however, that the girl is actually dead, in no less dire circumstances.
Therefore, Pope Francis took a stand not only against euthanasia but also against suicide.
The news is so incredible that it is hard to believe. Instead of helping their daughter, the parents agreed to have their child killed. But even the ultraliberal euthanasia law of the Netherlands does not allow euthanasia because of depression.
Because she was denied euthanasia, Noa Pothoven, according to the current reconstruction of events, starved and died of thirst by refusing food and fluid intake. And at home and with the consent of her parents.
Noa herself had announced her death on the social networks, including on Instagram. She herself complained there that she was denied euthanasia, "because I am too young." She would have had to undergo psychiatric or psychological therapy first. Only then could she have been killed at the age of 21, "when my brain is fully mature".
"I'm devastated because I can not wait that long," said the 17-year-old.
The cruel suicide is likely to trigger a new discussion on the further expansion of the euthanasia law in order to "spare" those who "wish" such a dreadful death.
Today, Pope Francis responded with a tweet to the dire news of Pothov's death:
"Euthanasia and assisted suicide are a defeat for all. The answer to which we are called is never to let the sufferer down, never to resign, but to accept with care and love, to give hope. "
Tweet by Pope Francis.
On the German Twitter account of the Pope, the majority of reactions were negative. The Christian understanding of suffering and death is barely or not at all present in many. However, in the face of pain and death, the delusion of unlimited self-determination reaches its limits anyway.
Some German reactions of incomprehension to the position of the Pope:
The Kroisos Newsleaf writes:
"One wonders, on which planet this #Franziskus lives ... Go to a hospital, and look at some bodies - people are no longer - who vegetate uselessly under mad pain. To them, death is a true, only salvation. "
Thomas Martin wonders:
"Suffering for the sake of suffering?"
Lady [[[Luna Flausn]]] from the Schnuffel round:
"Does that really fall under self-flagellation?"
Nell Hitchens #noAfD:
"Like Mother Teresa? No thank you."
"And if hope is only death?"
Photographer A. Lauer:
"Who are you that you try to impose your masochism on others?"
The Commentator answered with two tweets:
"Every animal may be euthanized so that it does not have to suffer! And man as a thinking, sensitive being must suffer and vegetate? This is neither Christian nor human! Relatives who think otherwise are selfish & unfeeling. "
"Old man, you are a senile, senile old man and have no idea of real life!"
"Comrade Holy Father, are not you of the opinion that every human being must decide this question for themselves? So why are you denying people the opportunity? "
"And who cares about all abuse victims of the church Franzi?"
"Only everyone can make that decision for themselves, their decision must be respected by others. No ifs and buts."
There were other dumbfound reactions published on the pope’s other accounts.
5novembre 2020 writes:
"Jesus decided of his own free will to kill himself."
"Noa needed the only possible medicine: Jesus. The fact that she did not get this medicine is the fault of the world! "
Text: Giuseppe Nardi
Image: Twitter / (Screenshots)
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