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Explain the beliefs that Christians of various denominations hold about there responsibility of those at the end of there lives.

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Nicholas Carvalho A01 29th January 2004 Explain the beliefs that Christians of various denominations hold about there responsibility of those at the end of there lives. We as Christians believe that god created the world and every thing that lives on it. We believe that because he created it we have not got the right to create or end someone's life. Humans are different from other aspects of life because he gave us free will and he also gave us responsibility to care for ourselves and particularly for those at the end of their lives. Euthanasia comes from the Greek word meaning easy death. It's when you commit a merciful act of helping a person to end their life in a painless way due to a terminal or very painful health condition. ...read more.

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We should treat all other people, as we would like to be treated. The Catholic Church teaches that all euthanasia is wrong. Suicide and voluntary suicide and voluntary euthanasia are also wrong because its murder. One of the Ten Commandments though shall not kill as Christians we have to follow this. The Church of England does not support euthanasia but it has mixed views on the subject compared to Catholics. They say that you should be responsible for your own actions it is your decision on what to do. Quakers are not united together on the subject; some Quakers believe that people suffering should be allowed to die with dignity with the option of euthanasia. And some of the Quakers believe that if we care for someone and offer support euthanasia should not be needed. ...read more.

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Most Christians object to the idea of legalizing euthanasia when asked because once it is legalized it will be used in the wrong way. It would mean that people could kill someone to obtain money through a will. Another reason for not legalizing euthanasia is that no one can tell what will happen in the future they can not tell if someone will get better or if they will get worse no one can see in to the future so a bad judgement could be made. A person in this lifetime does not have the right to say weather they die or live. People have already decided to have euthanasia by going to another country where it is legal. I beleve, that in years to come, people will be going to other country's to die because of the quality of their life. ...read more.

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