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  • 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
  • I- Euthanasia
  • 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
  • II-Religious attitudes
  • 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 .
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