Euthanasia and religionPresented by: HAMMOUDA Mohamed
Plan Introduction I- Euthanasia *Definition of Euthanasia *Types of Euthanasia II- Religious attitudes *Christian attitude *Jewish attitude *Islamic attitude Conclusion
Definition Euthanasia, somtimes known as « mercy killing », is the ententional ending of a patient’s life by a physician, usually by lethal injection.
Types of Euthanasia Voluntary Euthanasia Non-Voluntary Euthanasia
Christian attitude Christians are mostly against euthanasia. The arguments are usually based on the belief that life is given by god and human being are made in god’s image . Some churches emphasize the importance of not interfering with the natural process of death. There is a spiritual time to be respected.
Jewish attitude The message of Judaism is that one must struggle until the last breath of life. Judaism forbids doing any thing that might shorten life.
Islamic attitude Human beings should not interfere in process of life It is forbidden to plan or to come to know through self will the time of our own death.
Conclusion The three religions consider euthanasia the equivalent of murder which became against law everywhere in civilized societies. We expect doctors to make patients as comfortable as possible but only god can take away a life .