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Dignity ethical approaches pp

  1. 1. Ethical Approaches to Reverence for Life<br />Dignity of the Human Person<br />
  2. 2. What rules do we live by?<br />"How do people decide what is the right thing to do when faced with one of these issues?"<br />
  3. 3. walk to statement that best fits their understanding of what:<br />most people in the class would follow<br />most people in Australian society would follow<br />most Christians would follow<br />they each personally follow (this could be 'walked' in private in your workbooks)<br />
  4. 4. By Following my religion’s values and laws with my conscience<br />By doing what is going to enable me to become more of what it means to be fully human – that is, more of the whole person I’m created to be<br />By doing what increases pleasure: What is in my self interest<br />By doing what is likely to produce the greatest happiness for the greatest number of people<br />By doing the most loving thing – it depends on the situation and the consequences<br />Front of room<br />
  5. 5. The core of the biblical prohibition to kill is therefore never to attack the life of an innocent human person. In this attack there is an extraordinary gravity in the moral aspect; it is a sin and also a crime before God and other human persons. God demands an account for every innocent human person who has been killed, since he has created man according to his image.<br />The Catholic Church and the Sanctity of Human Life<br />Josef Spindelböck<br />

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