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What are the Christian teachings on stewardship?

God gave humans the stewardship of the Earth and its resources. the Bible says that:

  • the right to rule over the earth but only as stewards.
  • Treat animals and the land kindley
  • Responsibility to leave the earth a better place (parable of the talents)
  • Share the earths resources fairly - responsibility
  • We will be judged on being a good steward
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How do beliefs about stewardship affect Christians

  • try to reduce pollution and preserve Resources - responsibility
  • Work to share earths resources more fairly
  • judged on there behaviour - helps groups who try to reduce pollution and conserve resources
  • Being a good christian means being a good steward and conserving
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what are the teachings of Islam on stewardship

  • All muslims are Gods khalifa's - to keep the balance of creation - look after the earth as set out in the Qur'an
  • Will be judged by God on how well they look after the earth
  • Life is a test From God
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How do Islamic teachings about steward ship affect

  • Being a khalifa - try to reduce pollution and preserve resources
  • Shari'ah and Ummah - about sharing Earth's resources - work to improve standard of living in LEDcs
  • judged on there berhaviour try to preserve unity and balance
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Roman Catholics and Fertility treatments

 Roman catholics - all treatment involving medical technology are banned:

  • Life is given by God - No one has the right to children. only god decides who has children
  • it affects sanctity of life and does not involve natural sex acts
  • IVF throws away some of the eggs or uses them for experimenation - like abortion
  • Artificial insemination and surogacy involves male masturbation - sin
  • fertilisation is seperate from sex - God intended procreation to be a part of sex
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Why do other Christians accept IVF and AIH

  • purpose of christian marage is to have children
  • Bothe the sperm and the egg are from the husband and wife - biological offspring
  • Technology should be used to give couples the joy of children
  • Discarded embryos are not feotuses so lie is not taken
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Why do Muslims allow IVF and AIH

  • all muslims are expected to have a family, and technology can help to bring this about
  • The egg and the sperm are from the husband and wife
  • Unused embryos are not feotuses, so destroying them is not like abortion
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why are other forms of embryo technology not allow

  • Deny a childs right to know its parents
  • Egg or sperm donation is like adultery
  • like adoption which is banned in islam
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Why do most Christians Agree with transplant surge

  • immortality of the soul means that the body is not needed after death
  • those that believe in the resurection of the body, believe that the organs are not needed by God to raise the Body
  • leaving organs for others is a way of loving your neighbour
  • leaving your organs is a way of treating others as you would want to be treated
  • the bible says that the poor should not be exploited
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Why do some Christians only believe in organ trans

  • it would be playing God to translant organs  from the dead to the living.
  • Organs such as the heart are an essential part of a person which God has created
  • Donating you living organs - showing love to your neighbour
  • Donating you living organs - treating others as you would want to be treated
  • Paying for organs is exploiting the poor - banned in the bible
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Why do some Christians not believe in transplant s

  • it ingnores the sanctity of life
  • it is playing God
  • Surgeon makes the choices -accedent victim or the pacient needing a transplant
  • takes resources from less expensive cures that could helpmore people than a single transplan e.g 1 persons transplant = the resources needed for 5 people to survive i.e dialisis
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Why do most Muslims disagree with transplant surge

  • the shari'ah teaches that nothing should be removed from the body after death
  • it is playing God - this is a great sin
  • The Qur'an teaches that only God has the right to give and take life
  • Against sanctaty of life
  • On judgement day they will need all of there organs for resurection on the last day
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Why do some Muslims allow transplants? mainly with

  • Some muslim lawyers have allowed it
  • Muslim council in britian has allowed muslims to carry donor cards
  • Ilsam aims to do good and help people
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Comments

Nuha

These are good! I did my exam yesterday and I did Christianity and Hinduism, so I'm guessing you are doing B603 & B604? Anyway check out my notes on Christianity if you would like to :)

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