christian philosophy and ethics

christain philosophy and ethics 

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Nature of God
Omnipotent (All powerful), Omnipresent (present everywhere), Omniscient (all knowing), Omnibenevolent (all loving), Eternal (has no beginning or no end), Judge (he will judge people justly)Doe
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Does the way that world is designed make it more credible that God exists?
Alignment of the solar system, ozone layer is just the right thickness and give just the right protection, the working of photosynthesis in nature, the complexity of human life,the instinct of animals
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should the bible be Christians only source of authority?
conscience is also needed, guidance from parents, guidance from a religious leader, guidance from the holy spirit
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Does atheism lead to selfish attitudes?
an atheist has no reason to be good. They believe that we live we die and thats the end. Only one life we get, we live we die and thats the end. We need to take from this life what we can, We might do good to be liked and to get respect.
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Are humans able to know God or is he far too remote?
through reading the bible, through experience E.G. Healing, through a person of Jesus, through nature and its complexity and beauty.
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What does it mean to be human?
having a conscience, Morality, Self Awareness, Compassion, Ability to worship, Having a soul, Creativity, Being Objective, Able to reason, Having power.
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What is sustainable development?
sustainable development means to develop things with out using up natural resources (wood, oil, coal) Christians are encouraged to protect the earths natural resources wherever possible.
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Can God really exist in light of the fact that there is such suffering in the world?
God made a perfect world giving humans free will. Suffering is caused by the abuse of human free will. God will not intervene as it means him removing our free will from us. God is justified on allowing evil but he does not cause it.
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Explain how christian's are helped too make important decisions in life, other than listening to one's conscience which has been informed by the various sources of authority.
through studying what the bible says an applying the teachings to their life. consulting church teaching about the issues. going to church and taking note of the homily/ sermon. praying helps to reflect upon what God has to say on a personal level.
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Describe Christian teaching on 'just war'
A war which is just is one which is fair and right. The war must be declared and controlled by the legitimate authority of the state or it ruler. there must be a just cause. the war must be fought to promote good.
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Describe Christians teaching on 'just war'
With intention on restoring piece afterwards. War must always be the last resort. there must be proportionality in the way war if fought.
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Explain how Christians protest in a non-violent way.
Demonstration which disapproves of something without resorting to violence or aggression. Using peaceful methods of protests. Candidates could refer to petitions/ lobbying Parliament/ marches/ education etc... Appropriate leaders could be referred to
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