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Explain the beliefs Christians hold about their responsibility for those at the beginning and end of their lives.

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1. Explain the beliefs Christians hold about their responsibility for those at the beginning and end of their lives. At the beginning and end of our lives we are most vulnerable and we are completely dependent on others. We would not be able to survive at these important times our lives if it wasn't for other people taking responsibility and helping us. God can work through other people. He would take care of us at these vulnerable times; the Holy Spirit is in us to help take care of these people. The Catholic Church believes that life begins at the moment of conception so it has an ethical difficulty with modern scientific processes that can create life outside its natural environment. In some cases like IVF and cloning this happens and often life is destroyed in the process. The question is, 'do they have the right to play God?' ...read more.

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The Catholic Church believes at the time of conception, (when the sperm meets the egg) that a child is alive. They think that because God gave life, only he should take it away, by abortion. This means the child never gets a chance at life. The way abortion is carried out is disgusting. This makes the child suffer. Although the Catholic Church says that it is ok if a woman is pregnant realises she has and needs to have treatment. If the baby dies as a consequence to the treatment it is not direct abortion. The Protestant church believes that Abortion is in some circumstances, where the child would be born severely handicapped or if the woman got pregnant due to a rape. Pro-life movement believe that everyone has a right to life no matter what. This is also stated in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. We are not to be the judge of someone else's life, whether they are handicapped or not. ...read more.

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There are many techniques used to force someone's message across, like brainwashing for example, In a Christians eyes this is unacceptable. Others would disagree because as Christians have to put our faith into action and we have the right to point out an injustice that offends others. It is an essential part of putting your faith into action, so one could say, 'I have the duty to be counted in the world, so as a Christian I have the duty to evangelise.' Christians should stand up for what they believe in. They could be making a positive impact on others. If a Christian felt strongly about an issue, like abortion for example, they could be trying to save lives, which in God's eyes is good. In conclusion I would say that I would agree with this statement. I believe everybody has a right to believe what they want and shouldn't be harassed by extremists of certain religions trying to change their belief systems. ...read more.

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