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

  • Sanctity of life is important

    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.

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  • Sanctity for non-human animals, To each his own for humans.

    Animals are instinctive. A coyote caught in a trap would rather chew its limb and live in pain than accept death. All animals instinctively fear death more than pain. That choice should be respected.

    Humans are instinctive and rational. They can each sort out their priorities based on preference when it comes to their own lives but should never make that choice on behalf of someone else (human or non-human animal).

  • 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

    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.

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • Love over Law

    Euthanasia literally translates as "a good death". We don't often have control over our death but we do have control over our lives. Independence is crucial to human life. It is something that we are taught from the very moment that we are born and it is something that we continue to utilize as we grow older. Life centres around independence and yet if we have no independence, If we are to rely on somebody else for all that we do, Are we not stripped entirely of our human rights and dignity? What is the point in living a life that is not a life worthwhile? It seems greatly unfair to force someone to endure so much suffering, Both mentally and physically, For our own selfish interests. Nobody should experience such pain. And whilst we may all have different interpretations of what exactly "a good life is", One thing that we can all agree on is that everybody has the right to die on their own terms. Quality of life is a mere indicator for this.

  • 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 is more important

    If you can’t feel at least a basic level of pleasure, Life is meaningless. If I qualify for the requirements to be classified as “alive”, But I can’t feel happiness, Comfort, Or pleasure, I wouldn’t want to be alive. Let's say that I was born with glass bones disease and deformities, And I am now 18 years old. I have a right to have a peaceful death by overdosing. If I have cancer and I can’t cure it, I shouldn’t have to waste away and die painfully and slowly. I can choose to end the pain quickly instead of that. Even if my condition is not deadly, I should be allowed to end the pain. 1 in 4 people with chronic pain want to die. 10 percent of the world's population live with chronic pain. That means that almost 200 million people on earth want to die because of chronic pain.

  • Quality is Key, Quality matters most

    I will say this again, Quality and enjoyment of life is what matters most, Not so-called Sanctity of Life, Sanctity of Life is Not a Biblical concept, It is man made nonsense, That's why Pro life Suicide Prevention dictators are full of crap propaganda, Lies and false hope they give to Suffering People, People are waking up to the Lies and Hypocrisy of the Pro Life Suicide Prevention nutters and Extremists and Supporting the Growing Right To Die - Death with Dignity Movement for any and all Suffering People who Hate Life and Hate their Lives, Including for people with Unbearable Mental illness, Unbearable Mental Suffering, Plus for many Suffering people, Even in their sleep, Even in their sleep they are tormented by horrible bad dreams and Nightmares, And they wake up crying with chest pains, Their only hope is in Heaven, The sad ugly truth is for most people in America and Worldwide, Life is Not beautiful, And there is much suffering in the World that Only death can end, That's what many in the Right to Die Movement have been saying

  • NO, Just NO,

    The importance of a human itself depends on the value the human can bring in the future. A person who has already contributed all he can will live honourably and will be remembered but he would no longer be of use to society. A person who has the ability to contribute less than others would also have less importance than others. A person who doesn't contribute even with the ability to is scum.


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