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Matters of life and death

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MATTERS OF LIFE a) What is euthanasia? (2 Marks) Euthanasia is the use of deliberate medical means, to cause a painless death. b) Choose one religion, other than Christianity, and outline its teachings about Euthanasia. (6 Marks) Islam is opposed to Euthanasia and suicide, as they believe that Allah created life, and all life belongs to him. Destroy not yourselves. Surely Allah is ever merciful to you. Nor can a soul die except by Allah's leave, that is a decree with a fixed term. The above quote is from the Qur'an and it state that a human is not to take their life or any other life. If you have a problem, you should turn to Allah for a solution, as only Allah has the right to decide on the length of your life string. ...read more.


(4 Marks) I believe that abortion can be very wrong, but I do not agree with the above statement "Religious people should never have an abortion" as sometimes an abortion is necessary, as Islamic teachings point out. The Qur'an teaches that: "Kill not your offspring for fear of poverty; it is We who provide for them and for you. Surely, killing them is a great sin" The above quote clearly refuses Muslims to having an abortion however, in some circumstances, such as if the mother's life is in danger, an abortion is permitted. However, a Roman Catholic may disagree and say that abortion is wrong and religious people should never commit this act as their teachings do not permit abortion under any circumstances. SOCIAL HARMONY a) What is a Multi-Faith society? (2 Marks) A multi-faith society is where people of different religions and different cultures, live amongst each other in a society where they cans share the knowledge about their religions b) ...read more.


Jesus treated people of different races equally and he expects everyone to also treat people of all races equally. He showed us that races which hated each other such as Jews and Samaritans, must love each other as neighbours. d) "You should only marry someone from your own religion" Do you agree? Give reasons for your opinion, showing you have considered another point of view. Marrying someone from your own religion and faith, can prove to be a wise decision, as no conflict, of differences between your religions can arise. It can also be useful as your child can be brought up according to one religion. However, some may disagree and say if you find love in another religion, it is ok to marry them and the decisions of which religion the child will follow can often be left to the child as they grow, and one parent could always convert. ?? ?? ?? ?? R.E Homework: exam question Roshni Vekaria ...read more.

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