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Philosophy and Ethics topics 2012

Philosophy 1

Belief about Deity ­ Nature of God, Belief in God and Miracles, God intervening in
the world through Jesus, Holy Spirit and Miracles

The End of Life ­ Concept of the body and soul, Beliefs about life after death,
Christian…

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Religion and Equality




­ Racism, Sexism, Equality, Attitudes towards Other Religions, forgiveness and
reconciliation

Religion and the Media ­ Censorship and Freedom of Speech, Christian portrayals,
Relationship with and Use of the Media


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Belief about Deity (Philosophy 1)


· Miracles
What is a miracle?


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An extraordinary event that occurs that defies the laws of science and is beyond human
understanding. It is thought to be initiated by God.

Teleological Argument The arguments that the world is so complex that it must have
had a designer and the designer must have been…

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Big Bang Theory: A scientific theory which suggests the world was created by a
massive explosion about 18 billion years ago that led to the creation of the whole
universe

Intelligent Design: A theory which says that life is so complex that it must have had
a…

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hat we commit)


Heaven (being with God)

"At once I was in the Spirit, and there before me was a throne in Heaven with someone
sitting in it" (Revelation 4:23)
"I tell you the truth, today you will be with me in paradise" (Luke 23:43)
Heaven is…

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A ceremony honoring a dead person, typically involving burial or cremation

The priest will introduce the funeral by reading verses from the Bible such as:
"I am the resurrection and the life." and "God so loved the world that He gave His only son,
so that all…

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Eulogy A speech made by a family member/friend of the deceased
Burial/Cremation When the deceased is returned to the ground
The Wake A gathering where family and friends come together to share support and
memories of the deceased.


Good and Evil (Philosophy 2)
























Moral Decisions

Ways of…

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· The Bible gives rules and stories to illustrate moral behaviour
· Sometimes the Bible does not hold the answer to every question. Some people think
that because the Bible was written a long time ago, it can be difficult to apply it's
teachings to modern society.…

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Christians argue that we have evil and suffering because we need them to make free
choices. We have free choices between right and wrong which is called FREE WILL

People might respond by arguing that our freedom of choice is not worth the pain and
suffering. The…

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The Fall = The disobedience of Adam and Eve resulting in their expulsion from Eden

Theodices = Arguments justifying why there is evil in the world and if God is good why
would he make a world with said evils in it.





Religion and Science (Philosophy 2)…

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