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    • using the bible to make moral decisions
      • believe is the word of god
        • offers moral guidance and teachings on how to behave
        • eg) St Peter and St Paul
      • has authority from god
        • contains laws on how to act
        • 10 commandants (Decalogue)
      • believe it is the only thing that should state right from wrong
        • eg) comes from god so its the only thing that can be trusted
        • eg) handed down for hundreds of years + kept path
        • eg) Gods truth does not change
    • Christians and the authority of the church
      • believe church has authority because
        • god spescs to them through the church
        • church is the body of Christ
          • Christians follow the teachings of the church as they are teachings of Jesus
        • only the church understands the bible and knows how to apply its teachings
        • the church provides rules so everyone knows what they should do
      • how the church guides Christians
        • talking to other Christians
        • accepting the authorities of the church d teach Gods words
        • listening to priests or vicars
        • praying or worshiping together
    • conscience
      • Christians believe
        • conscience is given by god
        • every human being has a conscience
        • dose not always work properly
      • why follow
        • Christians are meant to follow the teachings of the church
          • the church says you should follow your conscience
        • seems to be the voice of god which Christians follow
        • St Paul and St Thomas Aquinas
          • thought Christians to use there conscience  as the final part of moral decision making
      • why not follow
        • following conscience instead of law
          • life would be chaotic
        • people have been mistaken about the  voice of god
          • eg) the  that god told him to kill prostitutes
    • situation ethics
      • for using
        • Jesus himself seemed to follow situation ethics
          • shown in mark 3:1-6with the shrivelled  hand
        • doing the most loving thing will appeal to people as aa positive ides
        • every situation is judged individually
        • lave is easy to remember in all situations
      • against using
        • anything a person felt was the most loving thing could be justified
          • eg) such as murder or adultery
        • it is imposible to predict what will happen
        • is not easy to apply in every day cases where we are used to having rule's
    • human rights
      • why are important to Christians
        • god loves everyone equally
          • so everyone should be treated equally
        • teachings of the bible
          • eg) 10 comandments
          • eg) parible of the sheep and the gates
          • because support most human rights
        • every human being is created in Gods image
          • so deserves to be respected
      • basic rights
        • free speach
        • food
        • health care
        • life
        • education
        • water
        • Racal / sexual / relijous equality
    • democratic and electoral processes
      • democracy in the uk
        • every 5 years an election is heled
        • effects the
          • health service
          • defence
          • way schools and collages are run
          • how much taxes people should pay
        • everyone over 18 and is a British citizen opportunity to vote
        • means people rule
        • 3 main political parties
          • conservative
            • encourage people to look after themselves
            • can not pay themselves
          • labour
            • belive
              • in providing hospitals and schools for everyone equally
              • In helping the poor
          • liberal democrats
            • belive
              • everyone should come together to help each over
                • civilians and goverment
              • green isues are important
      • why should we vote
        • the government sets taxes and chose hoe our money is spent
        • gives you more control over local issues
        • decisions in Europe affect the uk so we need to elect people to speak out for us
        • you cant complain if you haven't you used your right to vote
        • the government is responsibul for a lot of things you have a say in this
        • the government makes new laws that affect us which we have  a say in
        • not all countries have the vight to have a sy in there future
        • democratic means a government of the people by the people foe the people
        • in the past people have died earning there right to votehem to use our right that they hat to earn
    • Christian teachings on moral duties and responsibilities
      • the golden rule
        • states "do to others as you would have them do to you"
          • meaning that Christians should be treated as they wish to be treated
      • the parable of the sheep and the goats
        • stating at death god will separate nto people who have helped others (the sheep) and (the goats )
          • meaning that if you are good you go to heaven if you are bad you go to hell so Christians believe that they have a duty to help those in need
      • am I my brothers keeper? : St Paul
        • stating Christians can not stand by and see others suffer
    • genetic engineering
      • what can we do with it
        • genes can be inserted in to animals to make them produce human body parts that could be used for human transplants
        • hormones and proteins can be produced
        • inherited disorders could be removed from embryos
        • genetic disorders could be cured using gene therapy
        • could grow crops that are resistant to pests and disorders or that grow in harsh climates or on infertile land
      • Christian attitudes
        • for
          • Jesus healed people
            • so believe they should follow the health of others
          • the golden rule
            • curing diseas-es and disorders is the most loving thin to do
          • god has given us the gift of knowledge
            • so they should use the technology to develop and possibly save human life
          • God gives humans power over the world.
            • as long as it does not couse harnropps are acceptable
        • against
          • only god can create life and humans should not play god
          • life is sacred and special that is created by god and humans should not do anything against that
          • life begins ant contraception
    • why do Christians use a variety of moral authorities
      • believe the bible is lierally true and contains complete guidance from god
      • believe they must live life according to God
      • they may use one source of authorities or refer to a combination

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