Year 10 Section 1: Rights and Responsibility (1.6-1.11)

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  • Section 1: Rights and responsibility 1.6-1.11
    • 1.6 Human Rights (UK)
      • All born FREE!
      • The RIGHT to an education
      • The RIGHT to a FAIR TRIAL.
      • Can't get KICKED OUT of a country without a GOOD REASON!
      • The RIGHT to think what we like and SHARE what we want
      • The RIGHT to belong to a country
    • 1.7 Human Right + Christians
      • Why they are important
        • Everyone has the right to:
          • A fair trial
          • an education
          • Freedom
          • own property
        • The right to life is a basic Christian belief because of the belief in the sanctity of life.
          • Life is holy and belongs to God and should only be taken by God
      • Problems
        • Some Christians are against the right to marry a person from a different faith.
        • Against the right of homosexuals to raise a family because they believe a child should be brought up by a mum and dad.
    • 1.8 Why Voting is important
      • People have died for the right to vote.
      • Countries where people don't have human rights are often treated badly.
      • The national government can pass new laws which will affect your life. Taking part in electoral and democratic processes give you a chance to affect these laws.
      • Local council set the level of the council tax which all residents have to pay according to the value of their home, so voting gives you some control over this.
    • 1.9 Moral Duties
      • Brothers keepers
        • Cain and Abel
      • Treat others the way you wanted to be treated - Golden Rule.
      • Sheep + Goats
        • Feed the hungry
        • Visit people in prison
        • "whatsoever you do for the least of my brothers that you do unto me".
    • 1.10 Genetic Engineering
      • Con
        • There is too little info about the long-term consequence.
        • It has effect which would be irreversible, so if anything went wrong it would be permanent.
        • It treats the human body as a commodity no different from plants
      • Pros
        • Offers the prospect of cures for currently incurable diseases.
        • Cloning processes have been used to grow healthy cells to replace the malfunctioni-ng ones and so cure diseases.
        • Genetic research is closely monitored by the law, but has vast potential benefits.
    • 1.11 Genetic Engineering + Christians
      • For
        • God gave humans domination (power) over the world. Christians believe that as long as it doesn't cause harm, some forms of genetic engineering, such as GM would be acceptable.
        • The Golden Rule for some Christians could mean genetic engineering to cure diseases and disorders is acceptable.
        • Jesus healed people and Christians believe they should follow his example by trying to improve the health of others.
        • Some Christians believe that God has given us the gift of knowledge and we should use this and technology to help develop and possibly save human life.
      • Against
        • Only God can create life + humans should not 'play God'
        • Life is sacred + special & created by God so humans shouldn't be doing anything against this.
        • Some Christians, such as Catholics, believe life begins at conception & are opposed to anything that involves research on embryos when some are discarded.
        • Most Christians would be against genetic engineering curing 'defects' that don't cause suffering, such as being short sighted.


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