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  • PLE Unit 1 2016
    • Question 1: Define...
      • Omnipotent
        • The belief that God is all powerful
      • Resurrection
        • The belief that, after death, the body stays in the grave until the end of the world when it is raised
      • Moral evil
        • Evil caused by man e.g. murder
      • Assisted suicide
        • Giving a terminally ill person the means to commit suicide
      • Pre-marital sex
        • Having sex before marraige
      • Cohabitation
        • Living with a partner without being married
      • Multi-faith society
        • People of many faiths living in one community
      • Religious freedom
        • The right to practice and change your religion, as well as worship freely
    • Question 3: NO OPINIONS
      • Explain why many Christians accept the use of contraception
        • it allows a couple to plan when they have children
        • it allows a couple to express their love without the worry of having a baby
        • it can protect the health of the couple
        • God gave free will for people to make such decisions
        • the Church of England said it was up to the couple’s conscience
      • Explain why some followers of one religion other than Christianity do not agree with euthanasia.
        • Judaism
          • it goes against the sanctity of life
          • it is against the law
          • euthanasia is killing, this is forbidden in the Torah
          • only God can end a life
        • Islam
          • euthanasia is killing, this is forbidden in the Qur’an
          • hadith show a Muslim must not end their life early
          • only Allah can end a life
          • the Qur’an says those who accept suffering will be rewarded
        • ONLY USE ONE RELIGION
          • Choose one religion other than Christianity and explain why some of its followers accept divorce.
            • Judaism
              • marriage is a contract which can be ended
              • it is better than raising children in an unhappy family
              • Jewish law allows it
              • the Talmud provides guidelines for ending a marriage
            • Islam
              • the Qur’an provides guidelines for ending a marriage
              • marriage is a contract which can be ended
              • Shari’ah law allows it
              • it is better than raising children in an unhappy family
      • Choose one religion other than Christianity and explain why some of its followers accept divorce.
        • Judaism
          • marriage is a contract which can be ended
          • it is better than raising children in an unhappy family
          • Jewish law allows it
          • the Talmud provides guidelines for ending a marriage
        • Islam
          • the Qur’an provides guidelines for ending a marriage
          • marriage is a contract which can be ended
          • Shari’ah law allows it
          • it is better than raising children in an unhappy family
      • Explain why some people think the media should be allowed to criticise what religions say about matters of life and death.
        • the media might be needed to point out contradictions in religious teachings about life and death
        • Freedom of speech
        • the media can provide a balance to the religious perspective about the issues raised in this section
        • Can educate the public on both sides of the argument
      • Explain how attitudes to the roles of men and women have changed in the UK.
        • women now have to be paid the same as men for the same job
        • it is now more common for men to take a role in childcare
        • Women are more likely to work full time
        • Women are now equal to men politically
        • sex discrimination is now illegal
      • Explain how a religious upbringing may lead to belief in God.
        • Children are more likely to believe what their parents say
        • Church school
        • Taught the bible as the truth
        • Participate in religious festivals
        • Surrounded by other christians
      • Explain how a multi-faith society raises issues for religious people
        • discrimination against other faiths
        • conversion from one faith to another
        • arguments about religion within families
        • Inter-faith marriages
      • Explain how the followers of one religion respond to the problem of evil and suffering.
        • Christianity
        • Prayer
        • Part of God's greater plan e.g. Dunblane
        • Suffering might be for a reason
        • People have free will
        • They may do charity work in response
    • Question 2: Give your view ONLY
      • Do you think all religious people should agree with the scientific explanation of the origins of the world?
        • Agree
        • God could have caused the Big Bang
        • Bible Stories are symbolic, not science
      • Do you think Christians should help to promote racial harmony?
        • Christians will be judged on how they treat other people
        • Jesus promoted racial harmony
        • Agree
      • Do you think the causation argument proves God exists?
        • Agree
        • God is eternal so he must be the first cause
        • There must be a cause for the universe
      • Do you think attitudes towards family life have changed in the UK?
        • Same sex parents are more common
        • It is more acceptable to be a single parent
        • Agree
      • Do you think non-religious people should believe in life after death?
        • Agree
        • There is paranormal evidence to back this up
        • It makes the idea of death less scary
      • Do you think the government can help community cohesion?
        • Agree
        • They can pass laws against racial and religious hatred
        • They can fund anti-racism campaigns
      • Do you think euthanasia should be allowed in the UK?
        • We should try to reduce suffering
        • It may be the kindest thing to do
        • Agree
      • Do you think attitudes towards divorce have changed in the UK?
        • There are more divorces now than there used to be
        • It is acceptable for high profile couples to divorce
        • Agree
    • Question 4: Your opinion + opposite, include religious view
      • “There is no such thing as life after death.”
        • Disagree
          • there is paranormal evidence for life after death
          • life after death is taught by all religions
          • there must be something more than this life
        • Agree
          • there is no place where life after death could take place
          • life after death is just an idea to comfort people
          • life after death is a logical contradiction
      • “Religious people must work for racial harmony.” (Refer to one religion other than Christianity)
        • Disagree
          • it is the role of governments to work for racial harmony
          • Free will
          • People are too busy to get involved in racial harmony
        • Agree (Islam)
          • Allah created all races
          • Muslims will be judged on how they treat others
      • “Unanswered prayers show God does not exist.”
        • Disagree
          • if God gave people all they prayed for the result would be chaos
          • prayers are unanswered because God knows what a person really needs
          • prayers are unanswered because people pray for the wrong things
        • Agree
          • Some religious people who pray may still suffer so there cannot be a God
          • If God was real, he would answer prayers
          • no one can hear God talk to them when they pray
      • “Attitudes to homosexuality have not really changed.”
        • Disagree
          • Churches teach against homophobia
          • Churches teach that God made everyone in his image including homosexual
          • same-sex marriages are now allowed by law
        • Agree
          • homosexuals cannot get married in some churches
          • Still prejudice and discrimination
          • some Churches still teach that homosexual sexual activity is wrong
      • “All Christians should be against abortion.”
        • Disagree
          • Christians should try to prevent suffering
          • life begins when the baby is born, so it is not murder
          • people were given free will to make these decisions
        • Agree
          • only God should end a life
          • life starts at conception, it is murder
          • life is holy and should not be interfered with
      • “Men and women should have equal rights in religion.”
        • Disagree
          • St Paul said women should be silent
          • women are different to men so should have different roles
          • some scriptures teach that women should have different roles
        • Agree
          • holy books show that men and women are equal in the eyes of God
          • men and women were both created in God's image
          • St Paul said men and women are all ‘one in Christ’
      • “The design argument proves that God exists.”
        • Disagree
          • People see design where there isn't any
          • Design proves existence of designer, not God
          • The world has too many flaws to be designed
        • Agree
          • So complex, must be designed by God
          • So beautiful, must be designed
          • only God could design the world especially for human beings
      • “Sex outside marriage is always wrong.” (refer to one religion other than Christianity)
        • Disagree
          • It is a good way to show love to a partner
          • It is natural
          • People have free will
        • Agree (Using Jewish views)
          • It is a sin
          • Adultery is against the Ten Commandm-ents
          • It can lead to STIs
  • QUESTION 2, sometimes it is best to give the easier view rather than your view if it can get you more marks quickly
  • Question 4: Your opinion + opposite, include religious view
    • “There is no such thing as life after death.”
      • Disagree
        • there is paranormal evidence for life after death
        • life after death is taught by all religions
        • there must be something more than this life
      • Agree
        • there is no place where life after death could take place
        • life after death is just an idea to comfort people
        • life after death is a logical contradiction
    • “Religious people must work for racial harmony.” (Refer to one religion other than Christianity)
      • Disagree
        • it is the role of governments to work for racial harmony
        • Free will
        • People are too busy to get involved in racial harmony
      • Agree (Islam)
        • Allah created all races
        • Muslims will be judged on how they treat others
    • “Unanswered prayers show God does not exist.”
      • Disagree
        • if God gave people all they prayed for the result would be chaos
        • prayers are unanswered because God knows what a person really needs
        • prayers are unanswered because people pray for the wrong things
      • Agree
        • Some religious people who pray may still suffer so there cannot be a God
        • If God was real, he would answer prayers
        • no one can hear God talk to them when they pray
    • “Attitudes to homosexuality have not really changed.”
      • Disagree
        • Churches teach against homophobia
        • Churches teach that God made everyone in his image including homosexual
        • same-sex marriages are now allowed by law
      • Agree
        • homosexuals cannot get married in some churches
        • Still prejudice and discrimination
        • some Churches still teach that homosexual sexual activity is wrong
    • “All Christians should be against abortion.”
      • Disagree
        • Christians should try to prevent suffering
        • life begins when the baby is born, so it is not murder
        • people were given free will to make these decisions
      • Agree
        • only God should end a life
        • life starts at conception, it is murder
        • life is holy and should not be interfered with
    • “Men and women should have equal rights in religion.”
      • Disagree
        • St Paul said women should be silent
        • women are different to men so should have different roles
        • some scriptures teach that women should have different roles
      • Agree
        • holy books show that men and women are equal in the eyes of God
        • men and women were both created in God's image
        • St Paul said men and women are all ‘one in Christ’
    • “The design argument proves that God exists.”
      • Disagree
        • People see design where there isn't any
        • Design proves existence of designer, not God
        • The world has too many flaws to be designed
      • Agree
        • So complex, must be designed by God
        • So beautiful, must be designed
        • only God could design the world especially for human beings
    • “Sex outside marriage is always wrong.” (refer to one religion other than Christianity)
      • Disagree
        • It is a good way to show love to a partner
        • It is natural
        • People have free will
      • Agree (Using Jewish views)
        • It is a sin
        • Adultery is against the Ten Commandm-ents
        • It can lead to STIs

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