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The end of life: Hinduism
A person's soul plays an important part in hinduism.
Hindus believe that the way a person lives determines what happens to their soul
when their physical body dies.
"The self cannot be pierced or burned, made wet or dry. It is everlasting and infinite,
standing on the motionless foundations of eternity" (Bhagavad Gita 2:24)…read more
Religion & human relationships: Judaism
Some jews believe that men and women are entirely equal to each other and that each
gender should be allowed exactly the same opportunities.
Others believe that although men and women are equally valuable as God's creations,
they have different natures/purposes/talents therefore their roles should be different.
God made man first (Adam) He then made woman to keep the man company and to
help him (Eve). - "God said, `it is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper
suitable for him' " -Relates to roles of sex, marriage,divorce.
Man and woman become "one flesh".
In reform Judaism, women have the same opportunities as men to become rabbis
(religious teachers)…read more
Judaism and marriage
Judaism teaches that marriage is given by God, in order for men and women to find
fulfillment and happiness as couples and as parents.
Orthodox jews believe that jewish people should only marry other jewish people - "Do
not intermarry with them (...) they will turn your sons away from following me to serve
other gods, the Lord's anger will burn against you and quickly destroy you"
The home is very important in Judaism; orthodox jews feel it is important that both
partners should care about the jewish laws.
Not all jews encourage evangelism of non-jews.…read more
Judaism and divorce
Jewish teachings recognise that marriages do not always work, agree that divorce may
sometimes be necessary. They encourage the couple to try hard to make the marriage
work as it is `god given'.
"If a man marries a woman who becomes displeasing to him because he finds
something indecent about her, and he writes her a certificate of divorce, gives it to her
and sends her from his house..."
Rabbis have argued what `indecent' means. Some argue that it could only mean
Orthodox jews believe only the man can decide whether to divorce hence the
pronouns in the text.…read more
Judaism and sexual relationships/contraception
Sex within marriage
Teaches that sex is given by god, not just for the purpose of children but also for
Married couples are encouraged to strengthen their relationship by having sex often
and the rabbis teach that it is the man's responsibility to ensure his wife experiences as
much pleasure as he does.
In orthodox tradition, there are strict rules about the times when sex is allowed and
when it is forbidden/ `laws of niddah'.…read more