Dr. Mehmet Oz (a/k/a Dr. Oz)
Dr. Mehmet Oz is inducted into our Hall of Shame for openly advocating physician assisted suicide in utter violation of the Hippocratic Oath and of moral imperatives. As Dr. Oz is a significant public figure, his promotion of this perversion takes on an acute importance. Dr. Oz is ranked as 44th of the 100 Most Influenctial people in 2008 by Time magazine; and Esquire magazine placed him on its list of the 75 Most Influential People of the 21st Century. He was called a Global Leader of Tomorrow by the World Economic Forum and one of The Harvard 100 Most Influential Alumni by 02138 magazine. He won the Gross Surgical Research Scholarship. What is very odd since Dr. Oz violates the Hippocratic Oath is that he was listed in Doctors of the Year by Hippocrates magazine. Dr. Oz has also promotes perversions other than assisted suicide such as transgender (sex re-assignment) surgery. Concerning physician assisted suicide, Dr. Oz and others who promote this atrocity claim it is Death with Dignity. There is no dignity in suicide. Suicide is a denial of the sovereignty of God. We belong to God our Creator, not to ourselves. Thus, we have no right to end our own lives because we are in suffering and pain. It is actually a privilege to suffer and to share our suffering with that of Christ on the Cross. Suffering is redemptive and is made positive by offering our suffering to God for the sake of others. To suggest that a suffering person killing himself is a dignified act, is to insult the true dignity of the human person. Father John Hardon, who died from cancer, show us a true dignified death. Two weeks before Father died the pain medications were no longer effective. A nurse passing by his room overheard him offering a pray, Lord give me more pain. This was a man who died with dignity. The perverted and evil notion that those in suffering may die with dignity by assisted suicide, personal suicide, or euthanasia is an abomination before God, an idea that comes from Satan, a violation of the Hippocratic Oath when physicians assist, and a profound insult to those who really do die with dignity. St. John of the Cross said that we must love suffering. That is so true. While this is a concept that cannot be understood by this evil and adulterous generation, it becomes even more important to teach the true nature of death with dignity.