RE -- Good and Evil (Sources of authority for moral decision making)

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  • RE -- Good and Evil (Sources of authority for moral decision making)
    • These are a range of resources that a Christian would use
    • The Golden Rule (part of the Bible)
      • "Do to others what you want them to do for you"
      • Agape (part of the Bible)
        • This is the rule to love
        • "Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul and with all your mind; and love your neighbour as you love yourself"
    • God
      • God is the highest source of authority
      • The Holy Spirit is the part of God that dwells with individuals and guides them
      • Prayer -- directly asking God what to do
    • The Bible
      • The Bible has many teachings and stories, however the 10 commandments are the main ones
      • The Golden Rule (part of the Bible)
        • "Do to others what you want them to do for you"
        • Agape (part of the Bible)
          • This is the rule to love
          • "Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul and with all your mind; and love your neighbour as you love yourself"
    • Following the example of Jesus
      • Jesus heals a man with leprosy
        • ""Be clean!" And immediately the leprosy left him"
      • Jesus feeds the five thousand with Matthew
        • "Jesus..saw a large crowd and felt compassion on them"
      • The Parable of the Rich Fool
        • The rich man builds bigger barns to store his surplus grain and is killed by God
          • "this is how it will be with whoever stores up things for themselves but is not rich towards God"
    • The Church
      • The C of E= SYNOD, Archbishop of Canterbury, Archbishops of York and Durham, Bishops
      • Roman Catholic= The Pope, The Catechism on the Catholic Church
      • Priests may offer support and advice
    • Practising virtuous behaviour
      • Aristotle says you become virtuous by doing virtuous actions
      • Virtue Ethics was created by Aristotle
      • 7 Heavenly Virtues= Chastity, Temperance, Charity etc

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