Religion and life 

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  • Religion and life
    • The origins of the universe
      • Creation Story
        • Day1:Light and Dark
        • Day2:The Sky
        • Day3:Land,sea,vegetation and plants
        • Day4:The sun,moon and starts
        • Day5:they fish, sea-creature, birds
        • Day6:Animals and humans
        • Day7:God Rested
        • Literal interpretation: this is exactly how the world was created.
        • Non-literal interpretation :The creation story is symbolic
      • Muslims believe that the universe was designed an made by God out of nothing
      • There is no indication of what was made on each day.6 day= 6 time period
      • The work of creation still continues
      • The Big Bang
        • Started with tiny dense
          • 13.8 billion years to expanded becomes the cosmos
            • Continued to expand and cool
              • Matter was flung every where and became galaxies
        • Some muslims would belive in the Big Bang because the Quran resembles the theories
        • Some would say that God caused the Big Bang
    • The value of the World
      • Gives people the sense of Awe and wonder
      • Earth is so amazing because it provide humans thing to survive
      • World=place of worhip so should be looked after.
      • Muslims duty to respect buture and care for the environment
      • Stewardship/Dominion
        • Adam was given the role of stewardship and this has been passed on to mankind
        • In return we are allowed to use it to sustain life
        • Should protect the world around us
        • On the day of judgement he will ask if you have fulfilled this role
        • the law of creation should not be changed
      • Use of natural resources
        • Non renew able energy will run out
        • Important to encourage sustainable development
        • Both Christian and Muslims believe that they should avoid waste and conserve energy
    • The use and abuse of the Environment
      • Pollution
        • Air
        • Land
        • Water
      • Believe that the world is a loan to humans
      • 1986 Assisi (here religious leader were discussing how we should look after the environment and then meet again in Ohio in 1995 stressing that humans do ot have the right to spoil, waste or destroy the earth
      • The Islamic foundation for Ecology and environmental Sciences  or Green peace are groups that campaign to protect the environment
      • Encourages people to reduce waste,recycle and reuse material
    • The use and abuse of animals
      • Use of animals for food
        • There are no rules about being vegetarian
        • Some believe that God gave us animas for us to eat
        • There is no need to eat meat because you still can get the same nutrients
        • Crops grown mean that there will be more food to go around
        • it is a just cause to kill animals for food
        • they have strict rules on *********** animals to eat them =Halal
        • Pig must not be eaten nor those that have died in the wild
      • Animal Experimenation
        • causing animals unnecessary harm to animals is against Muslims principles
        • Some would accept because it saves peoples lives
        • Stewardship so animals must be also protected
        • Dominion means that they can used to benefit humans
    • The origins of human life
      • Created humans life at the end of the creation story
      • Adam was made from clay and God breathed life into him and was given responsibility
      • Eve was created from Adam rib bone and shows that humans are special to God
      • God made the universe and God
      • They were able to live in paradise and given free will
      • Iblis had convinced Eve to eat hte forbidden fruit.They regretted afterwards it is an essential part of following God
      • Evolution
        • Life stared with a single cell
          • These cell have evolved into creatures capable of living on land
            • 2.5 million years ago creatures resembling Human formed
              • Gradualy changed into humans about 200000 years ago
        • Survival of the fittest means that they were able to adapt and survive
      • Some Muslims would only believe that the world was only created the way it is said in the Holy Book
        • However some would accept the mainstream Science because God could have been the cause of it Or Because some of it would correlate with the creation of animals not Humans
    • Abortion
      • In 1990 the human fertilisation and embryo Act said that abortion should happen at the First 24 weeks of pregnancy
      • Sanctity of life
      • God has a plan for everyone so abortion is wrong
      • Abortion may be accepted if the child will suffer and poor life
      • It may be the kindest option e.g ****
      • It is wrong because it is equal to murder and  life starts at conception
      • It is haram only allowed in some circumstance
      • The mother life is an priority
      • It is justified if the child does have disability
      • Financial strain is not an excuse
      • Must happen before ensoulment
    • Euthanasia
      • Active euthanasia: deliberate step to taking someone's life. it is illegal in Uk
      • Argument in favour
        • God has given humans free will
        • May be the most loving thing to do.
        • Allows good and gentle Death
      • Argument against
        • God has the power to take people life
        • Open to abuse
        • It is murder
        • Greed family members may have
        • It is haram in Islam
        • may go against God's Plan
    • Death and the afterlife
      • Death
        • Christian believe that It is the beginning of new life(eternal)
        • Day of Judgement It is when God will judge the Good and wicked.Which determines where they go Heaven or hell
        • Life on earth was just a trial
        • Each person will have a book of decree and this book will be weighted to decide if they go to heaven or hell
      • Every one is held accountable for their action s
      • God give guidance on how to live

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