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Who was Pascal?
Blaise Pascal was a french mathematician and philosopher
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What was Pascal's aim?
To get atheists and agnostics that there is a possibility of gods exists
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What is Pascal's wager?
The argument that it's in one's own best interest to behave as if God exists since the possibility of punishment in hell overweights any advantage in believing
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What were the strengths of Pascal's wager?
One of the strengths is that the best bet is to believe in God. Because if there is no God there is no harm done.
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What were the weaknesses of Pascal's wager?
One of the weaknesses is that you can't arbitrate a belief in something just because it seems like the better choice. You either believe or you don't
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Who was Aquinas?
Thomas Aquinas was a Roman Catholic Priest
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What was the aim of Aquinas cosmological argument?
The gradation to be found in things pointed to the explanation of the existence of God.
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What are the 3 argument in the cosmological argument?
The first way from movement. THe second way from cause. The third way from contingency.
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What are the cosmological argument strengths?
A strength is that science has not yet come up with a better explanation also because if God is self-causing that does not need an explanation.
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What are the cosmological argument weaknesses?
A weakness is that it depends on the idea that god is a necessary being for everything God has to be there.
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what are the 4 theories of the meaning of right and wrong?
Objective facts, subjective facts, feelings and how you want others (and yourself) to behave.
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What is the objective facts?
It is wrong regardless if everyone in the world suddenly decided that it was right.
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What is the subjective facts?
It is wrong because it is your opinion that is wrong.There are many different opinions about what is wrong and no opinion is more correct than any others
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what is the feelings of right and wrong?
A feeling you have inside when yu say something is wrong you are saying boo!. When you are saying right you are saying hurrah! both to the action.
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what is how you want others (and yourself) to behave right and wrong?
when you say something is wrong you are describing how everyone else in the world should not behave.
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What are the different types of euthanasia?
Voluntary, non-voluntary, active and passive euthanasia
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What are the arguments against euthanasia?
you cannot be be sure that it is the real and lasting desire of the person. Improvements in palliative care make it unnecessary.Faith in God always brings hope.
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What do hospices do?
Hospices aim to feel more like a home than hospitals do. They can provide individual care more suited to the person who is approaching the end of life, in a gentler and calmer atmosphere than a hospital.
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What is abortion?
The deliberate termination of a human pregnancy
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What is the UK law on abortion?
Under UK law, an abortion can usually only be carried out during the first 24 weeks of pregnancy as long as certain points are met
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What are the arguments for abortion?
Women have a moral right to decide what to do with their bodies the right to abortion is vital for gender equality
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What are the arguments against abortion?
Some argue that abortion does not liberate women, but allows society not to cater to women's needs.
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What do the terms sanctity of life mean?
The sanctity of life means life is infinitely precious and a gift from God to be treasured.
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What do the terms quality of life mean?
The quality of life means being loved and wanted, being able to have relationships, and having the ability to have a fulfilled life.
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What is the difference between prejudice and discrimination?
A prejudiced person may not act on their attitude.whereas discrimination just involves behaviour. Therefore, someone can be prejudiced towards a certain group but not discriminate against them.
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What is sexism?
To sterotype a certain gender in a stereotypical way or in a prejudice and discriminating way
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What is Christianity's attitude to prejudice and discrimination?
there will be occasions where Christians, like those of other faiths, are guilty of prejudice and discrimination. But there are many examples too of Christians challenging injustice when they see the laws of God being broken.
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