Relationships 1

Sexual Relationships:

"I will make a helper suitable for him."

"flee from sexual immorality"

"you shalt not commit adultery."

"Be fruitful and increase in number."

"anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart."

"God did not call us to be impure"

"a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife."

"till death do us part."

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Relationships 2

Role of Men + Women:

"male nor female, for you are one in Christ Jesus"

"wives should submit to their husbands in everything"

"Women should remain at home, sit still, keep house and bear children."


"if a man lies with a man as one lies with a woman, both have done what is detestable."

RC: "The Catholic Church teaches that such acts are always violations of divine and natural law."

COFE: Split in beliefs but, "homosexual...acts also fall short of this ideal"

METHODIST: “Sexuality is a gift of God to us, which is to be received with joy."

QUAKERS: "We affirm the love of God for all people, whatever their sexual orientation"

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Relationships 3


COE: "This planning of the family should be agreed by hu-[band and wife, and should be the result of a positive choice before God."

RC: "every marriage act must remain open to the transmission of life."

FREE CHURCHES: "contraception can be intelligent control over the number of children born."


"What therefore God has joined together, let no man seperate."

"Everyone who divorces his wife and marries another commits adultery."

COFE:"we recognise that marriages do fail..."

METHODIST: "divorce is a regretable alternative in the midst of brokeness"

Annulment: RC church allows annulment which is where they recognise that the marriage was not a real marriage in the first place, something necessary for a valid marriage was missing. 

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Medical Ethics 1

"Before I formed you I knew you."
"You shall not kill by abortion the fruit of the womb."
"It does that baby no good to be born... at least it has found rest."
"better off are those who have never been born"

"human life must be respected and protected from the moment of conception."

"You shall not kill."
"Show respect for the elderly."
"So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you."

Fertility treatment:
"Peninnah had children: but Hannah had none... the Lord had closed her womb."
"Children are a blessing and a gift from the Lord."
"embryos should not be created just for scientific reasons"

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Medical Ethics 2

Fertility treatment:

"Peninnah had children: but Hannah had none... the Lord had closed her womb."

"Children are a blessing and a gift from the Lord."

"embryos should not be created just for scientific reasons"

Animal Research:

"have dominion over... every living thing... on earth."

"Are you not of more value than they?"

"not one sparrow can die unnoticed in God's world."

COFE: "The Church recognises the need for animals to be used in certain research"

BAPTIST: "Most baptists would be sympathetic to the use of animals in medical research"

METHODIST: "Unnecessary or unjustifiable experimentation... are all to be condemned."

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Media 1


"Do not swear at all."

Freedom of speech:

"do not use your freedom as a cover for evil."

"Do not judge, or you too shall be judged."


"blessed are the peacemakers"

"all who draw the sword will die by the sword."


"flee from sexual immorality."

"the body is a temple to the Lord"

Reality shows- casual sex- Geordie Shore

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Media 2

Use of the media:

"go and make disciples of all nations."

Songs of Praise

Church Times

Portrayal of Christianity:

Ned Flanders- taken advantage of becasue of his Christian morals and kindness.

Vicar of Dibley

Documentaries about Christianity- proving that Christianity is part of Britain's heritage. 


Can harm religious beliefs - The God Delusion

Chronicles of Narnia - Christian battle of good vs evil. 

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Media 3

Portrayal of religious figures:

South Park- 'Jesus and His pals'- killed while saving Santa and kiling Iraqis- blasphemous and offensive. 

RC: Child abuse scandal.

COFE: Dr John Sentamu- shown as a fun and charasmatic minister.


Soaps- Eastenders portrays adultery as normal, casual sex

Skins- teenagers engaging in sex, drugs, alcohol, violence.

Materialistic lifestyle- likened to being evil in the Bible, "the love of money is the root of all evil."

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"love thy neighbour."

"there is neither Jew nor Greek... for you are all one in Christ Jesus."

DESMOND TUTU: "Hate has no place in the House of God."

MLK: "We must love our white brothers, no matter what they do to us."

"Love your enemies. Do good to those who hate you."

COFE: "Racism has no place in the Christian Gospel."

RC: "Discrimination on [any] grounds... is incompatible with God's design."

QUAKERS: "Jesus stressed the unique nature and worth of each individual ."

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