Morality Through The Eyes Of A Christian Essay

743 Words Jun 22nd, 2015 3 Pages
Morality Through the Eyes of a Christian Life hits people with obstacles on a daily basis. As a society, we choose how to respond to them based on our moral virtues that develop from our upbringing. According to Merriam-Webster Dictionary, “Morality is beliefs about what is right behavior and what is wrong behavior.” As humans, we tend to justify what is right and wrong. Being raised in the Catholic faith, I was taught the ten commandments which comes from the Holy Bible. According to the fifth commandment, “Thou shall not kill”, I digest this statement literally and with no exceptions. I believe that it is immoral to let capital punishment, abortion, and euthanasia continue to take place in our world. Human nature tends to make us want to punish those who have harmed the innocent. As a result, we have created this illusion of protecting the ones around us by taking the life of someone we classify as guilty or harmful to our society by utilizing capital punishment. No matter how much someone maliciously causes pain and torment to another individual, it is unjust for us to make the decision of whether they get to live or die. The worthiness of life is applicable to all individuals. According to the Vatican teachings it is stated, “The traditional teaching of the Church does not exclude recourse to the death penalty, if this is the only possible way of effectively defending human lives against the unjust aggressor. If, however, non-lethal means are sufficient…

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