Matters of life and death

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What do Christians believe happens after death?
Good go to heaven and bad go to hell- after the soul has been judged by god
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What is immortality of the soul?
The idea that the soul lives on after death.
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Why do christians believe in life after death?
1. jesus said his fathers house had many rooms. 2.The paranormal (ghosts and mediums) 3.Jesus' body was raised from the dead. 4.jesus told a theif on the cross that he would be in heaven that day.
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How do beliefs about life after death affect the actions of christians?
1. Confession- repent for their sins. 2.Prayer- pray and communicate with god. 3.Doing good work-they know god is watching and will try to live how he wants them to. 5.Vocation-may dedicate their lives through helping others or becoming a priest etc.
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Give 3 reasons why non religious people believe in life after death.
1. Near death experiences- reported by patients being pronounced dead or seeing a 'bright light' 2. The paranormal- unexplained events/ghosts/mediums. 3. Reincarnation- deja vu/ memories from the past.
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Name one less obvious reason why non religious people believe in the afterlife.
1. The idea of death is difficult to deal with. 2. Feel that their loved ones are still with them. 3. Seems fair for the good to be rewarded and bad to be punished.
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Give 4 reasons why people don't believ in life after death.
1. no evidence- mediums just trick people etc. 2.humans are mortal- afterlife is imposible, we live and then die. 3.science- it explains everything.4.Religion is outdated- the bible, which is the only 'proof' isn't relevant today.
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Give 4 arguments for abortion.(pro-choice)
1. women should have a right to chose-its their body. 2.in cases of ****. 3. its kinder if the child will be severely disabled. 4.Babies need/have a right to be cared for, and the mother may not be able to do this.
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Give 4 arguments against abortion.
1. life begins at conception-murder. 2. an embryo has a right to life as it has the potential for it. 3.even disabled children have a right to life. 4. adoption is an alternative.
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What is abortion?
The removal of a foetus from the womb before it can survive- a pregnancy is ended by surgical or medical means.
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Which Christians are against abortion?
catholics and evangelicals.
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What are 4 christian arguments against abortion?
1. abortion is murder. 2. life is a sacred gift from god. 3.god has a plan for every human. 4. all life has value even if its disabled. 5. life begins at conception.
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what are 4 christian arguments for abortion?
1. in cases of **** or incest, it can be the kindest option. 2.abortion is the best choice if the mothers life is at risk. 3. jesus taught about compassion towards others. 4. medical technology,allowed to advance by god,allows us to identify problems
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What is sanctity of life?
The belief that life is sacred and belongs to god.
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What're the 3 types of euthanasia?
1.voluntary - life ended deliberately at their request. 2.assisted suicide- providing a seriously ill person with the means to commit suicide. 3.non-voluntary - unable to ask but you have a good reason to believe its what they want.
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What is Euthansia?
The painless killing of someone suffering from a painful disease.
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Give 4 arguments for euthanasia.
1. allows the patent to die a gentle, pain free death. 2. the patient dies with dignity. 3. saves medical costs. 4.medical staff can focus on people with more chance of recovery. 5. it relieves the family burden.
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Give 4 arguments against euthanasia.
1. sanctity of life- life is sacred. 2. it would lessen the value of life. 3.people may be pressurised into it. 4. there are hospices. 5. doctors can be wrong diagnosing. 6. the 'assistor' has to live with the thought theyve helped kill someone.
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Why do most christians disagree with euthansia?
1. goes against sanctity of life idea. 2. only god has the right to take away life. 3. could be used for evil purposes. 4. life should be valued even when in pain. 5. no person should see themself as that worthless that it would be better to die.
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What is the paranormal?
unexplained things that are thought to have spiritual causes. e.g ghosts/mediums.
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Define resurrection.
the belief that, after death, the body stays in the grave until the end of the world when it is raised.
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Define a near death experience.
when someone who is about to die has an out of body experience.
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