AQA Religious studies revsion notes for the B603 and B604

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Religion, peace and justice -Islam
Views on equality - Christianity
Medical Ethics- Christianty 

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RS Ethics
B603 ­ Religion and human relationships Pages 1-5
Religion and medical ethics pages 5-9
B604- Religion, Pease and justice pages 10- 13
Religion and Equality
Religion and Human relationships
Monogamy ­ a faithful partnership with one person
Polygamy ­ married to more than one person
Promiscuity ­ casual sex
Cohabitation - living with someone as if married
Adultery ­ being unfaithful to your husband / wife.
Sacrament ­ outward action leading to God's blessing and grace. A sign of something special done by
God which cannot be undone by humans
Annulment ­ when a marriage is ended because it was not a true marriage in the first place. Not the
same as divorce.
Natural Law - ethical theory that says an action is morally right if it is natural and done the way God
designed it and never intended it to happen
Celibacy ­ living without sexual relationships.
Contraception- birth control, methods used to deliberately prevent pregnancy
Divorce ­ the legal ending of a marriage
Homosexuality ­ being emotionally and sexually attracted to members of the same sex
Marriage ­ a legally recognised relationship between husband and wife.
Promiscuity ­ having a lot of casual sexual relationships.
Quotations for attitudes towards SEX
"a man leaves his parents and becomes one flesh with his wife" ( meaning that once they have
engaged in the condurical act and marriage they can no longer separate and have other partners)
"Man is made `Imago Dei'" this means that man was made in the image of god and that we should
respect him for treating us to make us alike him and should commit to one person as to show that we
know that god is committed to use and all humans are worthy of respect as we are made in the
image of god we have an intrinsic worth and by having casual sex we are not showing that intrinsic
"Go forth and multiply" sex is only to produce kids and you should only have one wife and be
committed to her to bring up a good Christian child also that sex is not for please and only for children
"Do not commit adultery" ten commandments ­ this is one of the 10 guide lines set out for Christians
and shows commitment. The bible also doesn't allow divorce so it is saying that you will stay
committed to your partner
"the body is the temple of GOD" This means that bodies should be treated with respect and casual
sex is not respectful to either bodies.

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This shows caring and adultery and casual sex doesn't show care.
Church teachings say that;
God created the world with design and purpose. Organs should only be used for what they were
made for. It also says that animals don't masturbate or have casual sex only for procreation and this
know a natural law.…read more

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Vows: sickness/health, richer/poorer, better/worse, till parted by death. This shows that you accept
the person for who they are and will stay with them through the "better or worse"
Ring: unending commitment. Love as eternal.
As this is a sacrament in the RCC and the C of E they are joined by god and therefore one flesh
Priests in the RCC marry themselves to the church shows a lifelong commitment to that.
Christian responses to civil partnerships and homosexuality.…read more

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Jesus teaches divorce allowed if one partner commits adultery in MATTHEW'S gospel ­ this
is called the Matthean Exception. "anyone who divorces his wife, except for sexual
immorality, makes her the victim of adultery"
Roman Catholic Church: Marriage is a sacrament so cannot divorce and re-marry as God has
joined. Can separate but not divorce and so will not remarry anyone in the church who has
been divorced. "God joined together as one flesh". Can get an annulment i.e.…read more

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Woman made as a suitable companion for man (Genesis) Meaning: Equal in all things.
Jesus treated women with respect by having women followers e.g. several Marys. Women were the
first to arrive at the tomb and discover the resurrection. Meaning: equal and that god sent them first
to deliver the important message.
Paul in letter to Galatians said THERE IS NEITHER MALE NOR FEMALE IN CHRIST. Meaning: all are equal.…read more

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Religion and medical ethics
Christians believe in the sanctity of life principle which is that human life is special and sacred and has
an intrinsic worth. This is because humans are made "imago dei" and as god has made us alike himself
we are above other species.…read more

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Spare embryos are killed which ruining the telos
of them. If external material is used it breaks the wedding vows.
There are 2 forms of Euthanasia
Voluntary- this is where the person is sane and asks to be killed. There are two types Active- This is
where the person takes a drug which will kill them. The passive ­ is where nothing is done to stop
them dyeing for example remove a feeding tube.
Involuntary is where a life support machine is turned off.…read more

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We were sent to be stewards to animals "God said care for the animals" animal testing is not caring
for them as we are purposely hurting them.
Man has power over animals and should use that to care for them or as a human race we are merely
species bullies.
All of God's creation are consider "God said it was Good" and therefore they should be treated with
respect. We should respect animals like saint Francis did.…read more

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Quotations page
"Do not commit murder" (murder means kills)
"God creates human beings making them like him-self"
"You are worth many sparrows"
"What can excuse the killing of the innocent"
"God knew him in his mother womb"
"to destroy life is evil yet to withhold love to people in distress is evil"
"we live in a fallen world"
"The acceptance is the lesser of two evils"
" too many abortions are occurring under the social clause and it is becoming the norm"
"it is not…read more



This document was good but so many spelling mistakes!!! If you're going to post something as a revision source, make sure it actually makes sense. I spent at least 10 minutes spell checking the whole document!!!


Thankyou so much for this!! 

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