1 6 Give two ways in which some people believe that humans can be immortal. (2 marks)
Atheists may believe that humans can be immortal through passing down DNA through generations, or immortal through their achievements - such as their music. Religious believers such as Christians may believe that people can be immortal through ressurection, or Buddhists through rebirth.
1 7 Describe the evidence for immortality found in scripture (holy books). (4 marks)
Religious books describe some form of immortality, and what religious believers have to do to achieve it. Believers such as 'Fundamentalist Christians' believe the scriptures to be 100% true and in most cases, they are God's exact words.
Evidence for immortality found in the Bible, comes from the ressurection of Jesus in the New Testament. The eternal, immortal like comes through Jesus, …I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies; and whoever lives and believes in me will never die…”.
For Muslims, the Qur'an is the direct word of Allah. Here teachings are found about the afterlife, and how people go into a state of waiting until the resurrection of the body and the Day of Judgement.
1 8 At the moment of death, the soul returns to God.
What do you think? Explain your opinion. (3 marks)
As an athiest, I do not believe that at the moment of death, the soul returns to God, as I do not believe in God. Christians think that when a person dies, the soul goes to either heaven or hell, sending…