RS and Philosophy: Ethics 1 Quotes

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Religion and Medical Ethics

Sanctity of life:

  • "God breathed into his nostrils the breath of life" (Genesis)
  • "So God created man in his own image" (Genesis)
  • "All the days you ordained for me were written in your book before they came to be" (Psalm 139)


  • "God has entrusted to men the noble mission of safeguarding life" - Catholic Catechism
  • "Before I formed you in the womb I knew you" (Jeremiah 1:5)
  • "Naked I came from my mother's womb wand naked I will depart" (Job 1:21)

Fertility Treatment:

  • "Be fruitful and increase in number" (Gensis 1:28)
  • Agape
  • "The Lord has closed her womb" The Old Testament (refering to hannah)
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  • "Keep safe what has been entrusted to you" (1 Timothy)


  • "There is a time for everything...a time to die" (Ecclesiastes)
  • "You shall not murder" (the ten commandments)
  • "I was sick and you looked after me" (Mathew)

Medical Research using animals:

  • "Get up, Peter. Kill and eat"
  • "I now establish my covenant with you and your descendants after you and with every living creature that was with you"
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Religion and Human Relationships

Roles of men and women:

  • "The Lord God said 'it is not good for man to be alone. I will make a helper for him'" (Genesis)
  • Delilah in Judges 16
  • Jesus heals a sick woman in Luke
  • "Wives be submissive to your husbands" (1 Peter)
  • "There is neither Jew nor Greek...Male nor female for you are all one in Jesus Christ" (Galatians 3)

Divorce and Remmarriage:

  • In the sermon on the mount Jesus said this was wrong.
  • "I say to anyone who divorces his wife...causes her to commit adultery and whoever marries a divorced woman commits adultery" (Old Testament)


  • "Be Fruitful and increase in number" (Genesis)
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  • "The body is a temple"
  • "You are not on your own, you were bought at a price therefor honour God with your body" (Corinthians)
  • "Anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery in their heart" (Mathew 5)
  • "If we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us" (1 John)


  • "A man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife and the two will become one flesh" (Mark)
  • "Go forth and multiply"
  • Jesus performed his first miracle at the marriage in Cana (John)
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Civil Partnerships:

  • "Do not lie with a man as one lies with a woman: that is detestable" (Leviticus)
  • "Men committed indecent acts with other men and recieved themselves the due penalty for their peversion" (New Testament, from Paul)
  • "Whenever Onan lay with his Brother's wife, he spilled his semen on the floor...what he did was wicked in the Lord's sight"
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