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

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AO1 Explain the beliefs Christians hold about their responsibility for those at the beginning and the end of their lives: All life comes from God. This is what Christians believe. This is because He is seen as the creator of the whole of the universe, and its' occupants. Even though man does not have a major role to play, he is still the high point of God's creations. In the beginning when God created the earth, it was empty and formless. Then, He created man and the animals to live on it. This is why all life comes from God. When a child is born of the Catholic faith, the family of the child believe that we are given the gift of life from God. It is God who decides when a person is born, and when their life should come to an end. ...read more.

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However, anti-abortionists disagree strongly with these concepts. They consider the foetus as being fully human from the moment it is conceived and that the unborn child has equal rights as its' mother to stay alive. As responsible Christians, parents of a Christian faith believe that their son, or daughter should be baptised after birth. This is an important event because the parents would want their child to grow up in the faith of God, and to love Him until they can decide for themselves whether or not they want to continue the faith after confirmation. All life is equal, that is what is thought from the Catholic and Christian point of view. 'All humans are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood. ...read more.

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Christians believe that it is part of God's plan, to experience suffering. Which many people in this world do go through. It is a test of character, and would make the person stronger in the long term. It might be someone's duty to take care of another's health, but the answer is not in killing. Their responsibility should be in making the person as comfortable as possible until the time comes for their life to end naturally and when God chooses. Death should be accepted with responsibility and dignity. They should wait for the eternal life, only to be helped by either doctors, to use as much skill as allowed, or from the kindness and support of charities and organisations. God is the one to decide when our lives are over and by the means of euthanasia this is going against God's wishes in killing the person, which could sometimes be against their own will. Emma Carey 10c ...read more.

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