AQA RELIGIOUS STUDIES UNIT 2 RELIGIOUS QUOTES

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War and Peace

Love thy neighbour as love thyself

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War and Peace

Thou shall not kill (Christian)

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War and Peace

Nuclear weapons can't be justified (Christian)

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War and Peace

Nuclear weapons can't be justified (Christian)

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War and Peace

Blessed are the peacemakers (Christian)

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War and Peace

Peace I leave with you, my peace I give you (Christian)

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War and Peace

Put your sword back in its place, for all who live by the sword will die by it (Christian)

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War and Peace

Hate your enemy mildly, he may become your friend one day (Islam)

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War and Peace

If the enemy inclines towards peace, you should too and have trust in Allah as he sees all (Islam)

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Eye for an eye ; tooth for a tooth (Christian)

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Do not suppose that I have come to bring peace to the Earth, I did not come to bring peace, but a sword (Christian)

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War and Peace

Turn the other cheek (Christian idea of not to take revenge)

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War and Peace

A new command I give you: love one another - Christian 

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Prejudice

Love your neighbour as thyself (Christian)

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Prejudice

Allah does not look on your outward appearance but on your good deeds (Islam)

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Prejudice

We are all made in the image of God (Christian)

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Prejudice

There is neither Jew nor Green, slave nor free, male nor female, for you are all one in Christ (Christianity)

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Prejudice

And you are to love those who are aliens, for you yourselves were aliens in Egypt (Jewish and Christian)

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Prejudice

Christians may be impacted to not be prejudice in fear of disappointing God

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Prejudice

Of his signs is the creation of the heavens and the Earth, and the diversity of your tongue and colours (Islamic)

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Prejudice

Allah is all-knowing, all aware (Islamic)

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Prejudice

(about sexism) men are appointed guardians over women (Islamic)

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Animal Rights

Allah created the world and appointed humans to be trustees and stewards over it (Islamic)

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Animal Rights

Jesus spoke of the value of each living creature, including every individual sparrow (Christianity)

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Animal Rights

God created the world, including animals and people, and put humans in charge

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Animal Rights

God cares about sparrows (Christian)

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Animal Rights

Islam say animal experimentation shouldn't be performed by students

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Animal Rights

Qur'an teaches animals have feeling/purpose

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Animal Rights

God made animals for human purpose- for value and for use (Christianity)

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Animal Rights

A good man is kind to his animals (Christianity)

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Animal Rights

Muslims only kill Halah meat, killed in a humane way 'in the name of Allah, the merciful, the compassionate' 

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War and Peace

Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you - Christianity

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War and Peace

If people declare war against you, you may fight back (Islamic)

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Early Life

Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you, before you were born I set you apart (Christianity - life is God-given)

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Early Life

When does life begin?

Buddhists- Life begins at conception, so Buddhists believe that abortion is going against the First Precept, which is not to kill. If abortion takes place, it is believed that the mother and the abortionist require bad karma, NOT the foetus.

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Early Life

When does life begin?

Roman Catholic Church- Life begins at conception, and abortion is believed to be murder, as the embryo has potential and is infinitely precious to God; Sanctity of Life.

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Early Life

When does life begin?

Church of England- Some Protestants also agree with Catholics, however, there are some variations of this, with certain circumstances.

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Early Life

When does life begin?

Hinduism- Life is also believed to begin at conception, and abortion is only permissible when mother's life is at great risk.

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Early Life

When does life begin?

Islam- Muslims believe in ensoulment, which occurs after 120 days, although this has been disputed more recently, until ensoulment, mother's rights take priority over the foetus.

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Early Life

When does life begin?

Judaism- Emphasis on sanctity of life, although foetus is not a person until birth. Abortion is allowed in order to save women's life, but from that point on , foetus has equal rights to the mother.

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Early Life

When does life begin?

Sikhism- Human life begins at conception; abortion is an insult towards to Creator, although it is accepted if the mothers life is at risk.

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War and Peace

Those who are slain in the cause of Allah will be admitted to paradise (Islam)

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Early Life

You yourself are God's temple - Christianity

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Early Life

You shall not kill by abortion the fruit of the womb- Christianity

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Early Life

For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb. - Christianity

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Early Life

Specific Christians:

Quakers & Roman Catholics both believe we shouldn't abort

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Early Life

  • The Bible says God made Adam, and then “breathed into his nostrils the breath of life.” (Genesis 2:7). Perhaps this suggests life starts at birth.
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Early Life

  • The Golden Rule of ‘treat others as you would want to be treated’ suggests you should put yourself in the shoes of the person having the abortion.
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Early Life

“The body is a temple of the Holy Spirit”. - Christianity 

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Early Life

“There’s a time for everything.... a time to be born and a time to die.” - Christianity

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Early Life

“He will come again to judge the living and the dead.” - Christianity

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Early Life

“You shall not kill your children for fear of want. We will provide for them and for you. To kill is a sin.” - Islamic

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Prejudice

“Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” - Christianity 

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Early Life

"go forth and multiply”  - Christianity 

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Early Life

“The head of every man is Christ, and the head of the woman is man” - Christian idea that the man should have a say

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Animal Rights

Do not hurt other sentient beings'
- Buddhist First Precept

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Animal Rights

'Compassion for all life'

- Buddhism

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Animal Rights

'There are consquences to all our actions'

- Buddhism

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Prejudice

'There are consquences to all our actions'

- Buddhism

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War and Peace

'Hatred does not cease by hatred, hatred ceases by love'

- Buddhism / Dhammapada

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Prejudice

  • 'I do not permit a woman to teach or to have authority over a man; she must be silent.' - Christian quote supporting sexism
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Animal Rights

'Everything that lives and moves will be food for you' (Genesis 9:3) - Christian quote on why we should eat animals

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Early Life

  • 'Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth...' (Genesis 1:28) - Christian
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Early Life

  • "Hannah had no children... because the Lord had kept her from having children." (1 Samuel 1: 2,5) - Christian quote suggesting you should be greatful if you are able to have children etc
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Prejudice

  • 'Women should remain at home, sit still, keep house, bear and bring up children.' (Martin Luther, founder of Protestantism)
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Early Life

  • 'It is I (God) who bring both death and life.' (Deuteronomy 32:39) - Christian
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