there i go again, forgetting to properly point to what i refer. i thought it obvious. i posted the quote as comment on the debated source of inner strength.
it is one thing to believe or not in god (the generic, not the brand-named god) while quite another to believe one knows the mind of god.
the belief in god in itself is no sure basis for the decision to either hasten the end of life or to prolong dying. an atheist might very well think that the dying process should be experienced in drawn-out fashion if just to satisfy curiosity while a theist might very well believe that god given free will allows for a cleaner break from life. that i believe in my free choice to end my life by my hand or by festering sores is no indication as to whether or not i believe in god.
"off with their heads"~~dr. joseph-ignace guillotin
"life should begin with age and its privileges and accumulations, and end with youth and its capacity to splendidly enjoy such advantages."~~mark twain - letter to edward kimmitt 1901