• Submitted By: Visqo
  • Date Submitted: 06/03/2014 1:03 PM
  • Category: Philosophy
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The sanctity of life is a central teaching of the Christian church, it defined as The phrase sanctity of life refers to the idea that human life is sacred and holy, argued mainly by the pro-life side in political and moral debates over such controversial issues as abortion, contraception, euthanasia, embryonic stem-cell research, and the right to die.

Euthanasia is illegal in the United Kingdom but it was legalized in certain circumstances in the Netherlands in 2002.
Christians believe in the “sanctity of life”: There is something special and holy about life. For Christians, human life is different because we share something of the nature of God. Genesis describes how God made Adam, and “breathed into his nostrils the breath of life.” (Genesis 2:7). This did not happen with the animals and the plants, but only with the human.
The bible teaches us that life has a sacred special nature and within the bible it states that 'For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven: a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted.' This allows us to know that from God's point of view, a human must live out their life to their fullest and not be able to choose when they die. It shows us from a Christians point of view here that the bible also says 'You shall not murder' stating clearly that things such as 'Assisting' a suicide are immoral and wrong to do so from their opinion. And what they believe as God's opinion.

My opinion on euthanasia is that it should be allowed only if the person taking it is terminally ill or paralyzed. Therefore only allowing things such as involuntary euthanasia. (euthanasia carried out without the patient’s consent, for example, if they are in a persistent vegetative state and no longer able to live without a life support machine, which is then switched off.

I found this text passage online 'During the next 35 years, the traditional view of the sanctity of human...

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