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Religion vs. Government

“Let every soul be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God and the authorities that exist are appointed by God. Therefore whoever resists the authority resists the ordinance of God and those who resist will bring judgment on themselves.” A faithful Catholic has many duties besides the duties just for the church. There are many duties that the faithful Catholic must perform as well as many duties that the faithful Catholic has not to do. God tells us that while we are on this planet, the only other authority besides him is the authority of the government. We have a duty to do what the government instructs us to do as well as what the government tells us not to do. The issue that arises most frequently though is the issue on abortion. Abortion is a widely practiced event. Even though abortion is legal, that does not necessarily make it right for a Catholic to get an abortion. Abortion is the unjustified killing of unborn human beings. What makes abortion wrong is that human life is a gift from God which everyone must protect, nurture, and sustain from the first moment of conception. So as faithful Catholics we have the duty to be strongly against this practice of abortion. As Catholics, we believe that every single being on this planet has a right to life. From the time of conception, the baby has that basic human right of life itself. If God wants that baby to be taken away, he will take it away. It is not up to that sixteen year old mother who just wanted to have a good time. Another duty that Catholics have to there country is no believing in or supporting the practice of Euthanasia. Euthanasia is “Mercy killing,” taking the life of a human being just to help end their life on this planet so that they will not suffer and go to join God in the next life. Suffering is not always necessarily bad to. Suffering is something that all Christians need to go through. ...

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