RE 3.3

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Christian attitudes to sex outside of marriage
Sex for procreation and children should be brought up in a Christian family//bible says it's sinful//adultery banned by 10 comm//adultery condemned by Jesus
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Argument FOR sex before marriage
Sex is natural result of 2 people being in love//modern contraception means couples can have sex without risk of pregnancy//it is accepted by society so fewer people think it's wrong
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Argument FOR couple co-habiting
Couple co-hab. can be just as happy and committed as those who marry//you cannot promise to stay with oneone until death if can't live with them//living together brings all commit. and joy of marriage without legal complications
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Argument AGAINST couples cohabiting before marriage
Marriage is the way God says we should have sex and bring up family//bible teaches sex should only take place within marriage//necessary for a Christ. family//church teaches that marr. is basis of society and cohabiting without marriage is wrong
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Why do Christians believe marriage was created?
So a couple can have the gift of children//bring up a Catholic fam//have a lifelong relation. of love and faithfulness//the the support and comfort of eachother
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Argument AGAINST Catholic wedding service making a marriage more successful
Stats. show that couples having Christ. wedding cerem just as likely to divorce as ones who have non-relig. ceremony//how much couple love eachother more import. than type of ceremon//couples not likely think about their wedding promises during a row
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Catholic attitudes to divorce
the covenant with God cannot be broken//Jes taught that divorce is wrong//the catechism teaches that marr. cannot be dissolved therefore relig. divorce is impossible//there can be no remarriage as cannot divorce so remarriage would be adultery
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Non-catholic churches attitudes to divorce
Jes. allowed divorce in Matthew 19:9 for a partn. adultery//if marr. really broken down then div. lesser of two evils//better to div. than live in hatred//if Christ. repent they should have another chance at marriage
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Argument FOR equal rights for homosexuals
It's part of their basic human rights//med. research shown that ****s. is genetic therefore natural so ****s. should have equal status and rights//many liberal Christ. believe the major Christian. belief in love and acceptance means that ****. should
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Why is family life important for Christians?
One of main purposes of marr. is to have children //Cath. teachings show that family is too import. to be broken up by divorce//Catholicism teaches family and is basis of society and only place for upbringing of children//without family children woul
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Argument AGAINST Catholic upbringing being important
Non-relig. people see their family as most important in their life whereas relig. people see relig. as most important//most non-rel people have just as good life as relig. people//relig. cannot make a diff. as to how much parents love their children
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Argument that parishes help the upbringing of children
Parishes run classes to prepare children for first holy commun. helping parents with catho. upbr. of children//some parishes run liturgys which help parents bring up children as good Cath//some run youth clubs, keeping kids off streets and bad influe
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Argument that parishes DON'T do enough to help with the upbringing of children
not all parishes have liturgys//not all run youth activities//some par. make children and young people feel unwelcome because they disturb the seriousness of worship
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How parishes help keep families together
Couples reminded at mass of their wedding vows and reasons not to divorce//parish priest always available to give help and advice//parishes try to be family friendly so families can enjoy mass together//many parishes provide financial help for famili
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Argument that Catholic parishes DON'T help keep families together
stats show that Christ. families just as likely to break up as other families//not all par provide support//some par. won't support those who have lapsed from faith or have problems over issues banned by Cath. church eg.infertility treatment
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Artificial methods of cntraception
Condoms prevent sperm from reaching egg//pill stops a woman from producing eggs//the coil and morning after pill bring about early abortion is the egg is fertilised
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Why are Catholics AGAINST contraception?
Pope Paul VI and catechism say only natural methods of contr. should be applied//church teaches all sex should be unititive and procreative//some contr. brings about very early abortion and Cath. believe abortion is wrong
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Why non-Catholic Christians believe all forms of contraception are permissable
Chrisitanity is about love and justice, contrac. improves womens health and raises their standard of living//there is nothing in bible that forbids contrac.//using condoms is the best way of combating HIV/AIDS
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Argument FOR sex before marriage

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Sex is natural result of 2 people being in love//modern contraception means couples can have sex without risk of pregnancy//it is accepted by society so fewer people think it's wrong

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Argument FOR couple co-habiting

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Argument AGAINST couples cohabiting before marriage

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Why do Christians believe marriage was created?

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