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Which is more important: the sanctity of life (yes) or the quality of life (no)?

  • The sanctity of life is more important

    The quality of life principle does not take disabled people who still want to live into account. Although according to the quality of life principle, they are not eligible to life and according to Singer some of them don't even qualify to be a person, their lives should still be valued, according to the sanctity of life principle. The sanctity of life principle is more important than the quality of life principle because it takes into account that even though people might be disabled or have a low standard of life in the opinion of someone who is fully able, they could still be happy. Their happiness should not be defined by other people, who believe that they have a better quality of life because they don't fully understand the experience of the person they think should be Euthanised.

  • Sanctity of life is more important.

    The quality of life principle does not take disabled people who still want to live into account. Although, according to the quality of life principle, they are not eligible to life and according to Singer some of them don't even qualify to be a person, their lives should still be valued, according to the sanctity of life principle. The sanctity of life principle is more important than the quality of life principle because it takes into account that even though people might be disabled or have a low standard of life in the opinion of someone who is fully able, they could still be happy. Their happiness should not be defined by other people, who believe that they have a better quality of life because they don't fully understand the experience of the person they think should be Euthanized.

  • Sanctity of life is more important.

    The quality of life principle does not take disabled people who still want to live into account. Although, according to the quality of life principle, they are not eligible to life and according to Singer some of them don't even qualify to be a person, their lives should still be valued, according to the sanctity of life principle. The sanctity of life principle is more important than the quality of life principle because it takes into account that even though people might be disabled or have a low standard of life in the opinion of someone who is fully able, they could still be happy. Their happiness should not be defined by other people, who believe that they have a better quality of life because they don't fully understand the experience of the person they think should be Euthanized.

  • Sanctity of life

    Sanctity of life as sometimes committing suicide because of your quality of life goes against the categorical imperative, as by killing yourself you are saying that killing should be universalised, which is not the case. Ending our own life would be using ourselves as a means to an end, which is wrong.

  • Sanctity is more reliable

    Sanctity of Life is a measure of how sacred we are, having been made by God. It can be used to argue against abortions, suicide, euthanasia and much more, which is why it is so important. ‘Let us make man’ Genesis 1:26 shows that God is our Creator so we should respect him. We also have a responsibility on this earth, ‘Let them rule over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, over the livestock, and all the earth, and over every creature that moves along the ground’ Genesis 1:26. We have dominion over the world as God has placed us in charge. This is so important as it proves how important we are as the human race, not individually like Quality of Life does. We are made in the image of God, ‘Let us make man in our image, in our likeness’ Genesis 1:16. God made us to be like him, which shows again how precious we are and how we differ from animals. He chose us to be special and show him glory through the way we live our lives. ‘Do you know that you yourselves are God’s temple and that God’s spirit lives inside you’ 1 Corinthians 3:16 shows that we are special and have God’s spirit inside us. This is a powerful argument as it can prove that we must not harm others and ourselves as this is the same as hurting God. We also have a purpose on earth, ‘Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you, before you were born, I set you apart, I appointed you as a prophet to the nations’ Jeremiah 1:5. God appointed each human before they were born to have a role on this earth and this is a strong argument to prove our reason for existence.

    Quality of Life is unreliable as it is constantly changing so we might make bad decisions based on one day e.g. suicide. However, the next day there might be a cure for a disease or something has made you happy which changes the quality of life. It is dangerous to decide something based on an ever-changing feeling.

    I believe that Sanctity of Life is more important as we are made by God and are sacred because of this. By being unhappy and hurting ourselves we are disrespecting God. Quality of Life can change throughout, so we should not make a decision based on one measurement as the next day it might change. However, Sanctity of Life is constant and a high measure of our purpose on earth. No matter how unhappy our life is, we should try and fulfil it for the glory of God.

  • Sanctity of life

    The sanctity of life is more important than the quality of life, because the people who are for abortion have already been born. Each person should be given the chance to have a life, because they might be able to make it better than the circumstances that they were born into.

  • Life, liberty and pursuit of happiness

    When legislatures, the doctors, nurses can decide your quality of life is such that you should be denied medical care or fluids and sent to a death institute called "hospice" to hasten your death, then we have lost our God given right of free will to chose of life and our freedom to choose to live regardless of our physical pain or disabilities. As my late husband said, "If you are able to know and love God, you have quality of life."

  • Sanctity of life is more important as quality of life just justifies sin and an 'Easy way out.'

    God gave humans life, free will and the choice to either live a life following Jesus's footsteps or to ignore them and go to hell.
    If we decide to end our life because it is not good enough then we have disrespected what God has given us, therefore we do not deserve a place in heaven.
    The quality of life argument justifies murder which is against the ten commandments in Christianity as abortion and euthanasia is accepted.

  • The who;e basis of Sanctity of Life is IMAGO DEI

    Considering life and the human being in that image of God throws light on the whole argument...That is we are created according to a Divine plan, that takes man and woman beyond this life which is simply a journey of a pilgrim. Imagine travelling by bus to destination B and you fall in love of luxury with the bus seat ...That is how incredulous is the excessive stress on Quality of Life,

  • Definitely Sanctity of Life

    Human beings have been individually created by God and derive their integrity and worth from the fact that they are made on the image of God. A sane rational human being helps others and NOT destroy or kill them, with the excuse that they do not have a quality life!! That's a very good excuse.......... For those that do not want to either take care of them or spend medication on them.

  • Quality of life is more important than sanctity of life

    Quality of life is more important than sanctity of life. This is because of the fact that life without quality isn't worth living in most cases. Quality over quantity is very much the case. A good example of this is when the fact that we're overpopulated, but most of us are suffering.

  • Quality over sanctity any day.

    I would choose the quality of life over the sanctity of it any day. What good is living if you're a brain dead patient in a vegetative state? How is that benefiting anyone? The sanctity proponents also seem to forget that medical advances prolonging the lives of such people essentially go against God's will that they die.

  • Sanctity of Life

    The term, sanctity of life, can mean many different things to many different people and there is not a common, nailed down definition of what the "sanctity of life" really refers to. That makes it really difficult to compare it to the quality of life, since that is a well defined term that most people will identify with right away. While quality of life can vary quite dramatically, it is more important than the sanctity of life simply because it has a stronger, more universal definition.

  • Quality of life is vastly more important

    Supporting sanctity of life does not consider abortion under extreme circumstances eg if the mother could die in childbirth or if she has been raped. It also does not consider those in PVS, meaning they cannot function or live a independent life as they wish, or those with terminal illnesses who would rather live a shorter, painless life then die painfully.
    People who support sanctity of life assume based on their own existence that there is reason for others to live, or that they will survive. Those with terminal illnesses will not, and for some existence is so painful that it isn't worth it.
    Additionally, abortion can save a woman's life, which is arguably more important than the foetus as she has a right over her own body, which is responsible to keeping it alive. It is therefore her body, her right to live over the foetus.
    People can and will choose to end their life if they want to, or to act in the best interest of themselves/another. So we should assist them lovingly to make it as painless as possible.
    To say everyone should live (SofL) is not always a loving argument, but a selfish one.

  • Quality over sanctity

    I will always prefer quality of life over sanctity of life.. Sanctity of life is a religion-driven idea which is totally based on the notion that God wants you to live no matter what, if it is so God is the most responsible entity to blame,he has been ruining the sanctity of life for centuries. People are dying because of horrible diseases, dying in bomb blasts, children are dying because of cancer etc so it it God's plan? So where's the sanctity? Sanctity of live is a buzzword used by religious people.
    On the other hand quality of life is somehow entirely human made idea, there could be so many problems & biases with humans but we can't deny that humans have made our lives better & better by every decade. Science, technology, medical advancements made us to respect & cherish our lives. Due to idea of quality of life now we can live a more sanctify life otherwise there's only suffering.

  • Quality of life makes life so valuable.

    Life is what we make of it. One of quality is, yes, worth living, however one of pain is often not. We recognize life as being a wonderful thing, however we measure not it but the things that make it so wonderful. Sanctity of life can not be compared. .

  • Life of pain and suffering or relief and peacefulness

    I believe that the quality of life out ways the sanctity life, as what is the value in life if one can not do either of the following, care for themselves and do not wish to live if they are unable to move or do the basic essentials of life, like feeding yourself, showering and going to the toilet or live a purposeful life without pain and suffering. What value is life if you can't do anything.

  • Quality of Life

    I personally believe that the quality of life is far more important that the Sanctity of Life, because the Sanctity of Life is a religious point, and many people nowadays are Atheists, meaning that they would not necessarily believe in the Sanctity of Life. However, the Quality of Life is not a religious view, meaning that many more people can abide by it. As well as this, there is no point in living a depressing life when you could be living in a heaven-like state!

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  • Quality of life is more important than sanctity of life

    If you take both arguments to the extreme:
    Someone lives for 100 years, but hates it the whole time, then that is what most people will consider hell.
    If someone lives for 10 years, but loves every second of it and is happy and consenting to their death, then they are what most people will consider to be in heaven.
    That is why quality is more valued that sanctity of life.


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