Religion and Society: Environmental and Medical Issues

Revision Cards on Environmental and Medical Issues. They aren't explained in full detail it is just the main points. Sorry :)

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Christian teaching on Stewardship

  • The Old Testament says that Christain's have the responsibility to treat animals and land kindly
  • Jesus taught in one of his parables that God expects humans to pass on to the next generation more than thy has been given meaning leave the earth in a better place than they found it
  • Jesus taught that Christians have the responsibilty to ensure a fair sharing of Earths resources
  • On Judgment Day Christians will be judged on how they fulfiled their duty of Stewards of God's Earth
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Islam teachings on Stewardship

  • God made Adam a Khalifah so all Muslims are Khalifah's
  • On the Last Day Muslims will be judged on how they fulfiled their duty as Khalifah's
  • Believe this life is a test and a major part of this test is looking after the Earth and thoses who don't fail the test
  • Muslim's follow the way life is set out for them in the Shari'ah and Qur'an
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Catholic views on infertility treatment

  • Believe in the Sanctity of Life
  • Believe that God intended procreation to be part of sex
  • Sperm is produced by male masturbation which is a sin
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Other Christian views on infertility treatment

  • Sperm and egg is from husband and wife so child is biological offspring
  • Purpose of marriage is to have children
  • Discarded embryos are not foetuses so no life has been taken
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Muslim views for infertility treatment

  • Sperm and egg is from husband and wife so child is biological offspring
  • Purpose of marriage is to have children
  • Discarded embryos are not foetuses so no life has been taken
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Muslim views against infertility treatment

  • Deny's the child's right to know natural parents which is essential
  • Sperm donation is a form of adultery which is a sin
  • It is similar to adoption which is banned in Islam
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Christian Views - Agree with Transplant Surgery bu

  • Believe in immortality of soul
  • Believe God doesn't need organs for ressurection
  • Jesus said love thy neighbour and treat people how you want to be treated
  • Bible says the poor shouldn't be exploited 
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Christian Views - Agree with Transplant Surgery fr

  • Taking organs from a dead person is playing God which is a sin
  • Jesus said Love Thy Neighbout
  • Bible says the poor should not be exploited 
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Christian Views - Disagree with transplant surgery

  • Ignores the sanctity of life
  • Playing God which is a sin
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Muslim views - Disagree with transplant surgery

  • Shari'ah says nothing should be removed from the body after death
  • Organs are needed for ressurection on the Last Day
  • Ignores the sanctity of life
  • Playing God which is a sin
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Muslim Views - Agree with transplant surgery

  • Muslim lawyers allow it
  • Muslim Law Council allow Muslims to carry donor cards
  • Islam aims to do good and help others
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