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A02: Using the examples - abortion; euthanasia; - explain how Christians would respond to the above issues. In your answer you should refer to different attitudes that Christians have to these issues as well as to the practical ways that Christians might

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AO2 - Lifestyle Using the examples - abortion; euthanasia; - explain how Christians would respond to the above issues. In your answer you should refer to different attitudes that Christians have to these issues as well as to the practical ways that Christians might offer support. The majority of Christians would be against abortion and euthanasia, but there are some Christians who will have different opinions. Christians believe that life is sacred, and it is their duty to protect it, no matter ho vulnerable. Some Christians will react in different ways to abortion and euthanasia issues. Relativist Christians would be those who say that morals can change. They are pro-life and are also pro-choice, so they feel that anyone can have the decision to do what they want. They will feel that it is entirely up to the mother in cases of abortion, as it is her body, and up to the person who is terminally ill to decide whether their life should be taken. ...read more.

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The people who legally introduced abortion were Sir David Steel, and was influenced to legalise abortion because of 'back street' abortions. Some Christians will have a relativist view on abortion, thinking that abortion is the lesser of two evils. Some other Christians will wish to protect the life of the unborn despite the circumstances. They can do this by donating to organisations which are pro-life, like SPUC, who aid and help those who face difficult situations in the cases of abortion. They can also volunteer free to work with these organisations too. Finally Catholic Christians will not agree with the relativist approach to abortion, but they will accept the standard of double effect. Quakers would not normally preach that their followers should abort, but in cases when a mother's life is at risk, they may encourage it. Euthanasia is illegal in the UK. ...read more.

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Jesus is a role model for Christians, and an inspiration. Christians will support a person who has to make difficult choices, and they will not condemn them on their actions. Jesus, did not condemn people, but forgave them, rather than judging them, and helped them through it. Jesus was pro-life, and never did he take life away. God will forgives those who go against their morals by abortion and euthanasia, if they show remorse for having taken the life of another. In conclusion, every Christian believes in the Sanctity of Life, but they will respond differently in different situations. Christians are entitled to mane their own decisions, but their commitment to God will affect their attitude and lifestyle to the everyday problems facing their morals. Christians should live their life by practicing their faith, whatever the denomination, and whether they are absolutist or relativist, the power of prayer should be used to support the unborn, the dying and the living. ?? ?? ?? ?? Julia Lim R.S. Coursework ...read more.

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