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Religious Studies - Christianity

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Religious Studies - Christianity Christianity teaches you that all life comes from God: Then God said, "Let us make man in our image, in our likeness, and let them rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air, over the livestock, over all the earth, and over all the creatures that move along the ground." So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created him; male and female he created them. God blessed them and said to them, "Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air and over every living creature that moves on the ground." ...read more.

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Taking away human life is turning ones back on God and not being grateful for God's gifts. Only God has the ultimate power to give and take away life. When human beings take life decisions in their own hands, we are in great risk of committing very evil sins. The Catechism of the Catholic Church states, "Whatever its motives and means, direct euthanasia consists in putting an end to the lives of handicapped, sick, or dying persons. It is morally unacceptable." The Roman Catholic Church does not accept that human beings have a right to die. Christian views on euthanasia are as a form of murder. If large doses of painkillers are used to help ease pain and as result of this the person dies, this is considered as double effect and may be permitted. ...read more.

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In 1947 she switched to medical social work and at the age of 29, she found herself with professional responsibility for a pole that was dying of cancer named David Tasma. She fell in love with David. Soon he died leaving in his will $500 saying 'I'll be a window in your Home'. After this incident she wanted to become a doctor and at the age of 33 she began training for that profession. In 1959 she fell in love with another dying patient called Antoni Michniewicz. In 1965, Saunders was made an officer of the British Empire. In 1967 the St. Christopher's Hospice was founded. In 1980, Saunders bought a picture by Polish artist Marian Bohusz-Szyszko. They fell in love and eventually married. Dame Cicely Saunders died on 14th July 2005. This is a life story with a golden ending. ...read more.

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