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Human’s Attempt to Overrule God: The Debate Over Euthanasia Essay

Life. Did you have the free will to decide when your life began? If man didn’t have the power to decide when life began, why does man want to exert the right to end it? Life is one of the most valuable things that humans possess. Humans are the most complex of all creatures. Plenty of time is spent debating over beginning and ending of life issues such as, euthanasia. Euthanasia is a defined as, a “gentle and easy deathâ€�, derived from the Greek language (Keown 10). A “gentle and easy deathâ€� indicates that death would not come naturally, but by treatment or medication. For death to come by treatment or medication was not God’s intention for the termination of human lives. To illustrate, the Bible says, “Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.â€� (1 Cor. 6:19-20). The body is a temple and it is a gift from God. Human beings were bought with a price for a valuable purpose.     The debate over euthanasia is a prevalent and pressing issue in today’s society, and possibly one of the most popular. Euthanasia is a topic that will separate a room of people by beliefs. About three years ago, 22 percent of the 18 members of the Humane Society board resigned over the controversial issue of euthanasia (Humane Society CEO Search Reignites Euthanasia Debate 2014). This is a debated issue in which many believe that a person should have the right to decide on how they feel (EUTHANASIA Will Be Debated at an Event in Cheltenham This Week 2014). Euthanasia is a heavily debated topic that is deeply divided because of personal conviction or religion. This is an ongoing moral and ethical worldwide debate, is the w...  ...g Death; Assisted Suicide." The Economist 20 Oct. 2012: 18(US). Global Issues in Context. Web. 30 Apr. 2014.Ernst, Cheryl, and Maureen Mennie. "Palliative Preference." Maclean's 24 Mar. 2014: 6. Global Issues in Context. Web. 24 Apr. 2014."EUTHANASIA Will Be Debated at an Event in Cheltenham This Week." Gloucestershire Echo [Gloucestershire, England] 5 May 2014: 17. Health Reference Center Academic. Web. 5 May 2014."Humane Society CEO Search Reignites Euthanasia Debate." Crain's Detroit Business 10 Mar. 2014: 0001. General OneFile. Web. 24 Apr. 2014.Keown, John. "1- 'Voluntary Euthanasia'" Euthanasia, Ethics, and Public Policy: An Argument against Legalisation. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge UP, 2002. 10. Print.Keown, John. "The Value of Human Life." Euthanasia, Ethics, and Public Policy: An Argument against Legalisation. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge UP, 2002. 39. Print.                Human’s Attempt to Overrule God:  The Debate Over Euthanasia EssayLife. Did you have the free will to decide when your life began? If man didn’t have the power to decide when life began, why does man want to exert the right to end it? Life is one of the most valuable things that humans possess. Humans are the most complex of all creatures. Plenty of time is spent debating over beginning and ending of life issues such as, euthanasia. Euthanasia is a defined as, a “gentle and easy deathâ€�, derived from the Greek language (Keown 10). A “gentle and easy deathâ€� indicates that death would not come naturally, but by treatment or medication. For death to come by treatment or medication was not God’s intention for the termination of human lives. To illustrate, the Bible says, “Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.â€� (1 Cor. 6:19-20). The body is a temple and it is a gift from God. Human beings were bought with a price for a valuable purpose.     The debate over euthanasia is a prevalent and pressing issue in today’s society, and possibly one of the most popular. Euthanasia is a topic that will separate a room of people by beliefs. About three years ago, 22 percent of the 18 members of the Humane Society board resigned over the controversial issue of euthanasia (Humane Society CEO Search Reignites Euthanasia Debate 2014). This is a debated issue in which many believe that a person should have the right to decide on how they feel (EUTHANASIA Will Be Debated at an Event in Cheltenham This Week 2014). Euthanasia is a heavily debated topic that is deeply divided because of personal conviction or religion. This is an ongoing moral and ethical worldwide debate, is the w...  ...g Death; Assisted Suicide." The Economist 20 Oct. 2012: 18(US). Global Issues in Context. Web. 30 Apr. 2014.Ernst, Cheryl, and Maureen Mennie. "Palliative Preference." Maclean's 24 Mar. 2014: 6. Global Issues in Context. Web. 24 Apr. 2014."EUTHANASIA Will Be Debated at an Event in Cheltenham This Week." Gloucestershire Echo [Gloucestershire, England] 5 May 2014: 17. Health Reference Center Academic. Web. 5 May 2014."Humane Society CEO Search Reignites Euthanasia Debate." Crain's Detroit Business 10 Mar. 2014: 0001. General OneFile. Web. 24 Apr. 2014.Keown, John. "1- 'Voluntary Euthanasia'" Euthanasia, Ethics, and Public Policy: An Argument against Legalisation. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge UP, 2002. 10. Print.Keown, John. "The Value of Human Life." Euthanasia, Ethics, and Public Policy: An Argument against Legalisation. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge UP, 2002. 39. Print.               

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