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Explain the different views/beliefs Christians hold about the Sanctity of life, and their responsibility for those at the beginning and end of life.

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Abortion and Euthanasia A01: Explain the different views/beliefs Christians hold about the Sanctity of life, and their responsibility for those at the beginning and end of life. Christians hold many different views about the sanctity of life and their responsibility for those at the beginning and at the end of their life, which is connected to the debate over the views of abortion and euthanasia. The Sanctity of life is the belief that human life is sacred because God creates Human life, because Human life is sacred, this means that life is precious. The Christian church teaches life is a sacred gift from God as he is our creator. Seeing that God created us and is the giver of life, this entitles him to be the only one to take life away, and that no one has the right to take life away only God. God is the lord of life and we are his creations and we must protect the life that he has given us therefore if there are ways a person can be kept alive then they should be. Life is special because we were created in the image of God and if we were mistreated it would be no better then to mistreat God. ...read more.

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the time agreed with what he had said, although they distinguished between abortion before and after the quickening which is the first sign of movement. Haring stated that the foetus received its genetic coding at the conception and had the idea that this may be the point when it received its own personal and unique soul. The Catholic idea is that God had created us to love and be loved in his own image, as evidence of his love. For this reason killing at vulnerable times is the greatest evil and life begins when the baby has evolved from fertilization. Also that abortion is wrong and the child should be put in an orphanage, instead of killing it, if the parent does not want it. The Roman Catholic belief about the beginning of life is that even while the baby is still very tiny and still hardly developed the baby growing in the womb is the beginning of a human life, and another human being should not end any life created by God at any stage of its development. All life is precious as the psalm quote above states that. It is important to know when life begins as it is vital to know when life should be protected which helps to decide on moral issues such as Abortion, contraception, Euthanasia and responsibility for others. ...read more.

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Although there have been great examples of human responsibility in the past, despite that we have not set the right standard of life and our responsibility at times of the past in addition. For example when both the Romans and the ancient Greeks killed weak or deformed babies by exposing them to the elements (leaving them outside to die, eaten by viscous animals, dying of hunger). Pluto and Aristotle thought that the state should enforce this type of killing since death was better then living a stunted life, even though it is so gruesome and unjust. In conclusion I think that the Christian views/beliefs are of the sanctity of life are very similar and do not have a substantial difference, as some views may be more lenient then others as others may be more strict (Roman Catholics). Although their views on the responsibility of those at the beginning and the end of there lives may be slightly different, they once again have the same basic beliefs, and I think that all Christians know their responsibility for others by the previous teachings of the bible and that we should follow some of those teachings to this day so we do not further mistakes with our responsibility for others as the Romans and ancient Greeks did. ?? ?? ?? ?? Ritatsu Thomas 1 ...read more.

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