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Explain how a Christian might respond to someone asking for euthanasia to end a painful illness.

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Explain how a Christian might respond to someone asking for euthanasia to end a painful illness Euthanasia - The act or practice of ending the life of an individual suffering from a terminal illness or an incurable condition, as by lethal injection or the suspension of extraordinary medical treatment. The Christian religion has varying beliefs on Euthanasia, but mainly they are against the process of ending life to end a painful illness. ...read more.

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The CoE has an important sense of value of the old and ill. An orthodox Christian is strongly against euthanasia, the bible teaches this. The sixth Commandment is "Thou shalt not kill". The Orthodox Church teaches that euthanasia is the deliberate end of human life, and, as such, must be condemned as murder. However, the progress of medical technology and the various means of artificially sustaining life require that theologians make more precise the Church's approach to the problem of euthanasia and "the right of a person to put an end to his life." ...read more.

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The catholic church are the most strongly against Euthanasia, there is no active action, although, they accept that sometimes drugs that relieve pain may shorten life. I think that euthanasia is wrong, yet it depends on the circumstances involved. * How serious the sufferer is? * How the family feels of this? * How the sufferer feels of this? * How the doctor who will administer the killing feels? These are all factors, which have to be taken into account. I don't think euthanasia should be legalised in Britain it is morally wrong. ...read more.

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