Elderly and death teachings

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Christianity

CHRISTIANITY:

God sets a time for birth and a time for death

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Christianity

CHRISTIANITY:

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life

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Christianity

CHRISTIANITY:

Honour your mother and father

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Christianity

CHRISTIANITY:

Respect your father and your mother so that you will live a long time in the land i am giving you

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Christianity

CHRISTIANITY:

love one another as i have loved you

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Christianity

CHRISTIANITY:

if anyone takes the life of a human being, he must be put to death

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Christianity

CHRISTIANITY:

there is no god besides me. i put to death and i bring to life, i have wounded and i will heal, and no one can deliver out of my hand

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Christianity

CHRISTIANITY:

i am the resurrection and the life. he who believes in me will live, even though he dies

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Attitudes to life after death

ISLAM - when a person dies, Allah decides whether they should spend eternity in heaven with Him or h e ll with the Devil - state of waiting called 'Barzakh' between death and the day of judgement - dead will enter heaven if Allah invites them to

CHRISTIANITY - after a person dies God decided whether they should spend eternity in Heaven with Him or h e ll with with the devil

CATHOLIC -Purgatory is time of spiritual cleansing and preparation for some before they go to heaven

HEAVEN - being with God

H E LL - the absence of God, and being with the Devil

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Attitudes to life after death

JUDAISM - God decides whether you go to heaven or h e ll depending on whether the person is good or bad. Sheol = place of the dead, the grave

HINDUISM - belief in reincarnation - dependent on good deeds(karma) - Described as the soul discarding the body at death like a person may take off clothes and put on new ones

SIKHISM - belief in reincarnation same as Hindus

BUDDHISM - believe in rebirth, don't believe in soul or separate self, impermanent life force that is fashioned by karma is reborn at a different level of life.

REBIRTH - continuing life in another form

REINCARNATION - being born again in another form

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Islam

ISLAM:

may his nose be rubbed in dust who found his parents approaching old age and lost his right to enter Paradise because he did not look after them  

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Islam

ISLAM:

Caring for the elderly provides spiritual growth

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Islam

ISLAM:

The Lord hath decreed that ye be kind to parents

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Islam

ISLAM:

elderly parents have the right to expect their children to care for them (responsibility) because of their efforts and sacrifices and wisdom

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Islam

ISLAM:

extended family society - several generations often live together - sending elderly parents to a care home is seen as unkind and disrespectful

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Islam

ISLAM:

when a person dies, the Angels say, 'what has he brought in advance?'

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Islam

ISLAM:

nor take life - which Allah has made sacred - except for just cause

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Christianity

CHRISTIANITY:

Man reaps what he sows

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Judaism

JUDAISM:

Elderly wisdom is valued, told to show respect to the elderly, encouraged to look after the elderly, provides specialist homes for the elderly and the frail

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Christianity

CHRISTIANITY:

should support the elderly because they should be respected, prefer to allow the elderly to keep their independance, churches provide facilities for the elderly and pastoral support

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euthanasia

Euthanasia - inducing a painless death by agreement and with compassion to ease suffering

voluntary - the person asks a doctor to end their life

involuntary - the person is too ill to ask but it is believed to be in their best interests

passive - this is when the dose of a painkilling drug is increased in the belief that it will not control pain but shorten life

active - witholding treatment with the deliberate intention of ending life or giving a drug that will end life

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Islam

ISLAM:

Funeral prayers (Salat-ul-Janazah) collective obligation for Muslims, so community should perform these prayers with the deceased's family

purpose is to request pardons for the deceased and all deceased Muslims

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death

DEATH - the end of life, which can be determined in several ways, but normally when the brain stops functioning.

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Roman Catholic

ROMAN CATHOLIC:

believe that anything that intentionally causes death is a 'grave violation of a law of God'

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Buddhism

BUDDHISM:

We may carry our mothers on one shoulder and our fathers on the other and attend to them even for a hundred years...still the favour we have received from our parents will be far from requited

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Buddhism

BUDDHISM:

if one speaks or acts with a wicked mind, unhappiness follows

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Buddhism

BUDDHISM:

karuna = compassion

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Islam

ISLAM:

Allah fixes the time span for all things

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Islam

ISLAM:

Nor can a soul die except by Allah's leave

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Christianity:

CHRISTIANITY:

If anyone does not provide for his relatives, and especially for his immediate family, e has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever

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Anglican christian

ANGLICAN CHRISTIAN:

It is killing, rather than caring, which denies the dignity of the dying - Anglican nurse

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