The ethics of death




The second inaccuracy Gumilyov that he sees between Christianity maniheystvom and only the differences. But there are definite similarities. In Christianity, a strong element maniheystva, because death is treated in the same time as evil as good. Evil - as a reminder of the original sin, the inadequacy of the flesh, unclean source. Well - as it enables afterlife, incorruptible existence with the hope to gain eternal bliss. This dualism in relation to the death characterized and Buddhism. As long as death - just stop at the next (resettlement of souls), it is - a definite evil, leading to mnogostradaniyam. If the complete range of transformations, the death is desired, Daru care nirvana. In general, modern humanity treats death as an evil rather than vice versa. In developed countries, a significant increase in comfort earthly life by making an active life until the last breath the vast majority of people. The invention treatment methods previously fatal diseases, the active struggle for the renewal of life in old age, the money invested in gerontological research - all this suggests that in the struggle between the earthly and otherworldly existence, people have toward Earth. This attitude was a simple formula: Death is an absolute and necessary evil. And Odin moment, as it should be recalled. There is a certain contradiction between the "natural" (natural) and "artificial" (religious) ethical treatment of death, next to which potoptalsya, but would not reach its essence PA Kropotkin in his "Ethics." Inequality (hierarchy) as a law of nature implies the brutal death of interspecific (and sometimes intra iv) the fight. Is it possible to carry out the analogy between the other living creatures and man? All tvarny world created by God - why did the animals can live with impunity on other laws than the people? Because they have no soul? But the man is not separated from nature, he initially "entered" into it and put the need in some way to relate her life with her existence in it. Fox, zagryzshaya mouse, did not think that comes immoral. Similarly, it does not consider his death or the death of congener as evil or that the ethical category. To the eternal nature of the natural line of death. Why, a person must be an exception?

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