Suicide Persuasive Essay : The Consequences Of Suicide

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According to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention on average there are 121 suicides per day, making this the 10th leading cause of death in the US. Many people when they hear of suicide they automatically associate it with sin and something that should not be allowed. However, I argue that suicide should be morally acceptable. Before I start let’s define suicide, according to the Merriam-Webster this is “the act or an instance of taking one’s own life voluntary and intentionally.”
Now my first argument states
1. According to the Bible, life is a gift of God, he is the one who gives it so he should be the one to end it.
2. But when you receive a gift, isn’t yours the moment to get it?
3. So it is our lives and as an individual, it is our right to do whatever we want with our lives.
This sounds like a fair argument. But what gives us the right to decide this permanent decision? The single fact that we are the ones who are living it. A person doesn’t make the decision to take his life for simple things, we are usually talking about an accumulation of negative emotional charge. Someone who isn’t going through what you are living shouldn’t have the right to do decide what path your life should go, not even God. And since we all have the undeniable right to life, why not having the right to end it? at the end of the day, we are owners of ourselves.
Of course many will probably disagree with this reasoning and it might be objected that even though our life is a gift
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