Christian views on Suicide GCSE Religion Ethics 1

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The law treats suicide as a crime.

Someone might take their life because:

  • Bullying

  • Loss of someone they love.

  • Financial problems, redundancy or a feeling of failure.

  • Mental health e.g. depression.

Christian beliefs

What they USED to think:

  • Suicide was a kind of murder – as it involved deliberately ending a life.

  • Broke 10 commandments 'Do not commit murder'

  • Life was a gift from God, should appreciate it.


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