Euthansia

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  • Euthanasia
    • Buddhism
      • Buddhists look to the 5 Precepts for guidance on ethical issues
        • 1st Moral Precept: "I undertake to abstain from taking life"
      • One of the teachings of the Noble Eightfold Path is Right View
        • Some Buddhists take a more compassionate view
      • Many Buddhists believe that eithanasia should not be considered when facing a terminal illness.
      • Voluntary or passive euthanasia can be a compassionat act
    • Christianity
      • No single Christian teaching on euthanasia
      • Most Christians believe that life is sacred and can only be given and taken by God
      • Christians follow the 10 Commandments
        • "You shall not murder"
      • "love thy neighbour"
        • "You shall not murder"
        • This teaches Christians that ending suffering can be an act of love
      • Different denominations interpret the teachings differently

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