Nature and Value of human life - Basics

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What does it mean to be human? Give 3 different ideas
To be capable of making rational/moral decisions. To be kind to others, to achieve self fulfillment or to reproduce
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Give 3 ways in which Christians view human life
1)Made in the image of God 2)Ultimate goal is to get to heaven and live with God 3)Humans are the most important because we can make moral decisions/we have a conscience
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Give 3 ways in which Buddhists view human life
1)To be human is an honour because you can reach enlightenment 2)Following the 8 fold path will allow you to gain good karma 3)Humans are one type of sentient being-a being with a mind stream
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Give 3 ways in which Humanists view human life
1)There is no spiritual guide, morals come from upbringing 2)When we die nothing happens 3)Humans should take responsiblity for their actions because it is the right thing to do, not because God tells us to
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What was the Ancient Greek view of human nature?
Humans are rational, social animals. Our body and soul are parts of our nature
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What was the Ancient Greek theory of the self?
Who we are depends on the kind of soul we have. This is the general role we should play in society. The self is something we realisse by the specific way we actualise our natural potentialities - which virtues predominate?
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What are the 3 types of soul according to the Ancient Greeks?
1) Philosopher 2) Guardian 2)Artisan
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Without what would we not be human? According to the ancient greeks
Society
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What do Secularists oppose?
Religion or the religious being afforded privileges. They believe that reduced church attendance shows people have given up faith. They're concerned about religious schools saying they damage the prospect of a harmonious society
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What do Strong Secularists believe?
They want religion to be regarded as a private matter for the home-and that the state should be blind to religion. They seek to separate parts of our present day culture that originated in religion
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