Chapter 8: Respect for Life. Self-Esteem: Our Foundation. Self-Esteem: A sense of happiness and contentment about who you are as a human being Self-esteem is a prerequisite for loving God and others Sources of Self-esteem: God’s Image and Jesus’ Love
Chapter 8: Respect for Life
Self-Esteem: A sense of happiness and contentment about who you are as a human being
What things in your life have a positive effect on your self-esteem? What things have a negative effect?
How can we actively work on self-esteem?
Honor your father and mother.
In what ways to you succeed at upholding this commandment? In what ways do you fail?
Ageism – prejudice against old people
Euthanasia – “Any action or omission which of itself and by intention causes death, with the purpose of eliminating all suffering.”
You shall not kill.
Church begins with a presumption against war.
Conditions for a JUST WAR:
The church respects both military personnel and conscientious objectors.
Threefold Purpose of Punishment:
Problems with Capital Punishment:
Abortion: The deliberate killing of unborn human life by means of medical or surgical procedures.
The Church Believes:
What are some arguments people might use to justify abortion?
Do you think abortion should be made illegal?
Abortion is a serious problem in the US today. What are some things you might do to reduce the number of abortions performed in our country?
Genetic Manipulation / Engineering
Direct/Active Euthanasia: Any action or omission which of itself and by intention causes death, with the intention of eliminating all suffering.
Assisted Suicide: The intentional assistance of any dying or suffering person in taking his or her own life.
Temperance: The virtue that regulates our attraction to pleasure and helps us use God’s created goods in a balanced way
Can you think of a personal experience in which practicing “delayed gratification” helped you to have a more positive experience?