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Contemporary ethical issues of Euthanasia
Religion and Theology
Pages 5 (1255 words)
In summary, life begins at conception and not after one hundred days later. Euthanasia is the practice of deliberately ending life in order to relieve suffering and pain of a human being. People have the right to self-willpower meaning that they should be allowed to choose their own destiny…
Abrahamic religion teaches us that God is the only person who can take life away. Meaning that God is the one who owns you and it is up to him to decide when you are going to die. Christians have no option than to painfully prolong their life until death occurs naturally. If the patient is a Christian, then his religion teaches him that he should fear God and should not consider Euthanasia as an option. The religion also teaches that life is a gift from God and therefore sustaining and terminating it is under his control. ‘Christians believe that life is more that the existence of biology and a human being has a soul t within his body and therefore, death releases his soul to eternal destiny. In Exodus 20: 13 and 1 John 3:15, they explain that life is by God’s choice and therefore, the cessation of life is also by his design. According to these scriptures we believe that it is morally wrong to take the life of another human being. However, the society is becoming more perverse in relation to the sacredness of life. With abortion being legalized, the ensuing view of life is also reaching at its low level, where by, the right to die option has come up, as well as dying with pride and other models dealing with value and quality of life are slowly dominating the thinking of our humanity.
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