Chapter 33
Other Big Questions
In This Chapter
• War and peace
• Euthanasia
• Suicide
• Abortion
In the last chapter, you saw what some of the world’s great faith systems had to say about the afterlife. In this chapter, you learn about specific teachings of the world’s major faiths on the most momentous issues of daily life. These are the “Big Questions” that most of us will eventually address, directly or indirectly, during the course of our lives as citizens of the modern world.
Here, you get a sense of the divergences of approach—and the sometimes surprising areas of agreement—on questions of war and peace, euthanasia and suicide, and abortion.

War and Peace

It is common for media commentators and lay observers to suggest that one or another ...

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