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RELIGIOUS BELIEFS ON THE NATURE & VALUE OF HUMAN LIFE



Literalist Christian views on the nature & value of human life
These Christians take all teachings of the Bible as absolute fact.

Sinful human nature originates from the original sin of Adam & Eve

St Augustine ­ God created a…

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Predestination & The `Elect' & `Damned'- contradicts Biblical implications of God as all loving.
This suggests biased nature of God which puts a question over the meaning of life for a
religious believer.

Judgement- if humans are either `elect' or `damned' then this puts question over the
purpose of life…

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Account for evil- modern view
Where does evil & suffering come from if God created the world and everything in it and it
was good?

Snake provides the stimulus for Eve to use her reason in whether or not to eat the apple.

Evil is therefore introduced through the actions…

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Genesis Chapter 2: 4-25 ­ "The man said, this is now bone of my bones
and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called `woman, for she was taken out
of man." This implies that men are of more value than women. Literalist Christians have
taken this teaching and prevented…

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