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This does not provide everything you need but is a helpful checklist
and source of quotations.
The best guide is the chicken and egg text book:
GCSE Religious Studies (Philosophy and Applied Ethics for OCR)
Mayled and Oliphant

B602 Philosophy
Good and Evil
Religion and Science
B603 Ethics
Religion and…

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"I saw an angel coming down from heaven....he seized....Satan and bound him for a
thousand years and threw him into the pit and shut it and sealed it ...that he should
deceive the nations no more" (Revelation)
"the devil who had deceived them was thrown into the lake of fire…

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o It provides us with opportunities to show how caring/generous we are by helping
those who are suffering
o It is necessary in order to appreciate the good things in life
o Some Christians (such as the famous philosopher Augustine) say that evil does not
exist in itself, rather it…

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o Remember that the Bible encourages Christians to follow the laws of their society
unless the law goes totally against their faith. For this reason lots of Christians will
make a decision based on the laws of their community.

Religion and Science
Creation; Christian beliefs:

General beliefs:
Created by God…

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o Both have humans as last
o They include the same creations- sun, moon, earth, plants, fish, animals.
o In both there is darkness and emptiness
o They both have a beginning (not that it's always just existed) and lead to the
present
o The order of creation is the…

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o Pope John Paul II in Sollicitudo Rei Socialis, 1988, said "The Earth and all life on
it is a gift from God given to us to share and develop, not to dominate and exploit"
He also said "We have the responsibility to create a balanced policy between
consumption and…

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Homosexuality is the emotional, psychological and physical love shared by two people of
the same gender. If the church begins to accept that sex is the expression of love as well
as for procreation then it needs to look at the traditional attitudes to homosexuality. The
Bible states that:
"…

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Pressures on the family: There are many social and economic pressures and problems
which the modern family may face:

1. Living apart from each other.
2. Unemployment & financial pressures.
3. Easier divorce mean more one parent
families.
4. Higher expectations from marriage
5. Both parents having to work
6.…

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Why get married?
The church recognises three reasons for getting married:

the couple's mutual help and relationship.
the right relationship for physical intimacy.
the procreation of children.

from the ASB (Anglican prayer book)
In Britain most people, even though they may not be Christians, get married in church. They
feel…

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"I (N) take you (M) to be my wife / husband , to have and to
hold from this day forward, for better for worse, for richer,
for poorer , in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish
till death do us part, according to God's holy law;…

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