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definition of euthanasia?
gentle and easy death
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what is meant by active euthanasia?
when action is taken to bring life to an end e.g injection
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what is meant by passive euthanasia?
is when a decision is made to no longer take treatment eventhough death with happen, e.g keymo
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what is meant by voluntary(assisted suicide)?
when someone asks for their life to come to an end
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what is meant by involuntary death?
when someone else decides its best, In this case the person is unable to make the decision themselfs e.g paralised
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what do christians believe about euthanasia?
life is a great gift from god and has value in itself. Every person should be able to live and die with dignity.
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what do catholics believe about euthanasia?
euthanasia is wrong because only God can take a persons life e.g "thou shall not kill" and "body is a temple of the holy spirit". Law of the double effect.
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what do church of england believe about euthanasia?
all life is sacred and holy. A doctor does not need to keep a person alive if no quality of life is left. "we all have the right to choose the moment we die"
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why christians would be FOR euthanasia?
god wants people to have a quality of life. god is loving so stopping suffering is a loving thing to do. people have been given free will be god and therefore should be able to decide when to die.
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why christians would be AGAINST euthanasia?
life is sacred, so destroying life is wrong. There may be purpose from suffering, people might learn from it. destroys gods temple.
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what is the law for suicide?
it is illegal to help another person commit.
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In the past christians church taught that suicide?
was a serious sin. suicides were not allowed to a christian funeral or buried in a holy ground. survivors were severly punished as it showed a deliberate rejection to gods gift of life. "thou shall not kill"
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christian teachings about suicide?
church tries to understand and support relatives. believe its wrong to commit but understand why people do it. right response to suicide is to be loving and forgiving.
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what do the quakers believe about suicide?
people who are suffering greatly should be able to die if they want to. should care and support one another.
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christian arguments against suicide?
God chooses when we die, not us. it is selfish and causes pain for the people left behind. "you shall not kill" is murder of yourself.
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definition of suicide?
a person intentionally ends his or her own life
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what do some and other christians believe about abortion?
some-it is wrong because life begins at conception and abortion would be murder. other- the foetus is not sacred but should be respected.
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a quote for abortion?
"thou shall not kill" "man does not become human until he recieves the breath of life"
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what do some and other christians believe about cloning?
some- wrong in everyway, it is immoral and unnecessary because life begins at conception. other- should think throught the process for themselfs, theraputic cloning can be seen as ethical as it does not result in another human being.
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a quote for cloning?
"thou shall not kill" "all life is sacred"
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what do some and other christians believe about animal testing?
some-is okay within reason&contributes to saving/curing a persons life. unnecessary suffering should never be allowed. other- should care for animals and not harm them for our benefit.
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a quote for animal testing?
"god said rule over the fish and the sea and the birds of the air and over every living creature that moves on the ground.
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what do some and other christians believe about fertility testing?
some- any form of fertility treatment is wrong. others- it is okay as long as husbands sperm and wifes eggs are used only.
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a quote for fertility treatment?
"give me children or i will die" "be fertile and increase in numbers"
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what is DNA cloning?
this is a process that allows copies of DNA to be made which can then be used in experiments.
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what does sanctity of life mean?
all life is sacred
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what does reproductive cloning mean?
cloning an entire being
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what does IVF mean?
invitro fertilisation
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what does AIH mean?
artifical incemination by husband
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what does AID mean?
artifical incemination by doner
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what does in vivo mean?
testing on an entire animal
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what do christians believe about the soul?
God made humans in his own image.
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