Origins and Meanings Mindmap

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  • Origins and Meanings
    • Key Words
      • Omnipotence
        • The belief that God is all-powerful
      • Transcendence
        • Existing outside of space and time. God exists above and beyond creation
      • Creation ex nihilo
        • Creation out of nothing. Only God can create out of nothing. Before God created the universe there was nothing.
      • Imago Dei
        • The belief that human beings are uniquely a reflection of God. Unlike other animals, humans are rational, moral and free
      • Stewardship
        • The duty to care for the planet as stewards not consumers. To preserve it for future generations.
      • Evolution
        • The process of mutation and natural selection which leads to changes in a species over time to suit a particular environment
      • Inspiration
        • "God breathed" The belief that God guides people to act and write what is good and true
      • Revelation
        • How God makes himself known to human beings. Christians believe he does this fully through Jesus
    • The Bible
      • Catholic View
        • The Bible has symbolic accounts
        • Written by many different people
        • Written at times where opinions were different
        • Different types of books
        • Both human and divine
        • "The words of God expressed in the words of man"
      • Creationist View
        • Bible contains no errors
        • It is as relevant now as it was then
        • Contains no human element
        • Should be read as it was writted
      • Jewish View
        • The Torah
        • Orthodox- literal interpretation
        • Reform- symbolic interpretation
    • The Catholic Stool
      • Bible
        • Divine wisdom in human words
        • Writers were inspired by God
        • "the invisible God, out of the abundance of his love, speaks to us as friends
      • Tradition
        • Divine wisdom in human lives
        • The Holy Spirit helps the Church grow in wisdom through the lives of inspirational people
        • Inspired Christian wisdom captured in people's lives, words and actions
      • Magisterium
        • Divine wisdom in human teaching
        • Catholic discussions (e.g. on family)
        • Pope's letter (Laudato Si)
        • Collection of inspired interpretation of scripture  and teachings
    • Conscience
      • Human reason making moral decisions. Knowledge we have of what is right and wrong
      • Christians believe that it is God-given
      • Two Parts
        • To do with knowledge- the minds ability to know the difference between right and wrong
        • To do with action- the internal impulse to do right. Gives guilt if wrong is done
      • Proof of God's goodness (Imago Dei)
      • If we followed our conscience more there would be less moral evil and suffering
      • "We should all follow our conscience and use it as a moral guide. By following your conscience, you are serving God" Aquinas
      • Different for everyone
    • Genesis
      • Genesis 1
        • Creation of the world in 6 days
        • Omnipotent
          • "And God said "Let there be light" and there was light."
        • Omnibenevolent
          • "God saw it was good"
        • Transcendent
          • "In the beginning, God created the heavens and earth"
        • Eternal
          • "In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth"
        • Creator
          • "Then God said "Let us make mankind in our own image"
      • Genesis 2
        • Creation of mankind
        • Omnipotent
          • "God formed a man from the dust on the ground"
        • Omnibenevolent
          • The Lord God said "It is not good for man to be alone"
        • Creator
          • "The the Lord God made a woman from the rib he had taken from man"
    • St Augustine
      • Creation ex nihilo
      • Perfection is not achievable
      • Original Sin
        • We were all semenly present at the fall of man
      • "You are good"
    • The Big Bang
      • The universe began in an explosion, where from a single point, all the universe's energy and matter became the planets and stars we know today
      • Theory was put forward by a Catholic Priest, Fr George Lemaître
      • Developed by Stephen Hawking
        • "the only pace there was, was inside"
        • "Made of the smoke of the Big Bang"
        • "universe bursts into existence"
    • Evolution
      • Charles Darwin
      • Natural Selection/ Survival of the Fittest
      • Richard Dawkins
        • "A living organism's body is just a survival machine for its genes and doesn't serve any other purpose"
        • Rejects a creator God who has a plan.
        • Religion is not compatible with and undermines scientific theories
        • Catholic Response
          • God's greater plan
          • "God is not a magician with a magic wand" Pope Francis
          • That Divine Providence does not exclude Fortune and Chance" Aquinas
    • Creationism
      • Literal belief in the Bible
      • Fossils prove Noah's flood
      • God made animals in kinds which developed into what they are today
      • "My faith in itself is evidence" Paul Taylor
    • Stewardship
      • God made us to be stewards
      • "They can be responsible..for earth itself"
      • Must live in a sustainable way
      • Protect creation for future generations
      • About caring for each other
      • Humanist View
        • Care for the world for the future generations
        • Base actions on concern for others
      • CAFOD
        • Good Samaritan
        • Little things help
        • Human dignity prioritised
        • "Give a man a fish and you feed him for today but teach a man to fish and you have fed him for a lifetime."
    • Imago Dei
      • St Catherine of Sienna
        • The soul is made in the image of God
        • References the soul
        • References Genesis
          • "Let us make mankind in our own image"
        • Omnibenevolent
          • "The incalcuable love by which you have looked upon your creature."
        • Humans originate from God
        • Conscience tells us when our actions are right or wrong (God)
      • Creation Of Adam
        • Transcendence
          • Carried through the air- outside of the earth Adam is firmly on
        • Special relationship with God
          • Close to each other, We are  important (stewards, created last)
        • Omnibenevolence
          • God is reaching to be close to Adam
        • God is the giver of life
          • God's touch= spark of life. Life belongs to God
        • Omnipotent Creator
          • God has a dynamic presence. He brought Adam into existence
        • Imago Dei
          • God and Adam have been painted as similar physically. They reflect His qualities
    • Catholic Social Teaching
      • How to deal with modern problems
      • Popes speak out about social issues of their day
      • Reflections on God's word
      • The way the Church advises people to act
    • Abortion
      • Sanctity of life
        • Life belongs to God
      • Abortion
        • The removal of the fetus from the womb before it can survive
      • Quality of life
        • The idea that life must have some benefits for it to be worth living
      • Current UK limit for abortion is 24 weeks
      • Pro-Life
        • Support the fetus' right to life. Want abortion banned
      • Pro-Choice
        • Supports the woman's right to an abortion
      • Catholic View
        • "Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you"
        • Disagree with abortion 100%
        • Principle of Double Effect
          • If a mother needs a treatment to save her life that would result in the termination of the pregnancy it is acceptable
        • Church valures all life, no exeptions
      • Other Christian Views
        • Strictly limited exceptions
          • If the mother's life is in danger
          • If the mother was ***** because it will affect quality of life
          • If the child will likely be severely disabled and there is a small chance of anything but a very short life
      • Humanist View
        • Abortion is okay
        • Peter Singer
          • A fetus is not a person
    • Catholic Charities
      • CAFOD
        • Duty to work against the forces of society that create poverty
        • Provide emergency aid for those in need
        • Provide long-term aid
        • Preserving human dignity
        • Overseas aid
      • St Vincent De Paul Society
        • Helps everyone who needs it
        • "Love your neighbour"
        • Local help
        • Preserve human dignity
    • Tree of Life Apse Mosaic
      • The Cross
        • Doesn't focus on suffering and death of Jesus
        • The black cross emphasises his brightness
        • Jesus' sacrifice was about life and hope
      • The Tree of Life
        • Cross emerges from tree- people saved by crucifixion
        • Genesis- tree of knowledge of good and evil
        • Snake wrapped around fawn drinking from the river of life- sin ruins life
      • Representation of Jesus
        • A&?- first and last letters of Greek alphabet- God is eternal
        • Chi-Ro (X&P) first to leters of Christ- imporstance of Jesus
      • Apostles
        • Lived a sacrificial life with Jesus
        • Followed Jesus (lambs)

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