RE-Belief in God

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How can religious upbringing lead to belief in God?
1)mass on sunday-seeing many people he must exist 2)catholic school-teachers encourage belief in god 3)prayer-intregal and natural part of life 4)learn to thank god for what he has done for us-parents tell child and they believe them
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What is meant by numinous and how does it lead to belief in god?
may lead to belief in God because of the awareness of the something greater than you
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What is meant by conversion and how does it lead to belief in God?
an experience of god that is so great that the person wants to change their life and commit to god in a special way
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What is meant by a miracle and how does it lead to belief in god?
may lead to belief in god because miracles mean god has acted on earth and the people witnessing it have had direct contact with god
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What is meant by prayer and how does it lead to belief in god?
if the prayers is answered the person feels god is listening to them and will be sure god exists
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What are the problems with miracles?
1)science can explain miracles 2)believe eyewitnesses 3)natural explanation 4)if god fed 5000 people with 5 loaves and 2 fish why doesnt he do miracle for the starving now?
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What are the positives of miracles?
1)God uses miracles as a sign+bad things happen because humans refuse to follow god's commands 2)miracles help people get through hard times 3)sign from god 4)prayers that are answered e.g for dying relative lead to belief in miracles and god
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How does the design argument not lead to belief in god?
1)scientific explanations e.g evolution 2)proves a designer but doesn't mean it's god 3)christian duty is to stop suffering so there wouldn't be earthquakes etc if god was real
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What are the four catholic responses to scientific explanations?
1)the big bang had to be exactly the right second-too soon stars would not have formed 2)science still can't explain scientific laws e.g gravity 3)could not have happened by chance-carbon bonding with 4 other atoms and water molecules 4)coexist
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What are four catholic responses to unanswered prayers?
1)God can't answer if it is selfish that would be wrong 2)god may have different plans e.g may want a dying relative in heaven 3)god is omnipotent and omnibenevolence we must trust him 4)we dont always get what we want from parents-god does the same
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How can unanswered prayers lead to atheism or agnosticism?
if you pray and are ignored and try again and are still ignored,doubts about god if pray for end of famine,drought etc and it doesnt happen
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What are the four types of evil?
1)moral evil-go against 10 commandments 2)natural evil-earthquakes 3)growing cash crops instead of food crops 4)those who go against god
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What are the catholic responses to evil?
1)pray for those need it 2)helping sufferers by becoming doctors 3)life is preparation for eternal paradise 4)no point worrying god will reveal it in due course
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What are the Catholic attitudes to abortion?
1)everyone has a right to life 2)the doctrine double effect is acceptable 3)life is sacred and comes from god alone 4)6th commandment bans murder
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What are other Christian attitudes to abortion?
1)lesser of 2 evils allows e.g **** 2)abortion stops suffering 3)god gave people the skills to do it and should accept it 4)christianity is concerned with justice would lead to backstreet abortions
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What is sanctity of life?
1)life is a gift from god 2)god made life holy through jesus 3)only god can decide when life should end
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What are Catholic attitudes towards euthanasia?
1)6th commandment bans murder 2)life is sacred and comes from god 3)doctors are required to save lives not end them 4)only god can decide when life begins and ends
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What are other christians attitudes towards euthanasia?
1)the bible bans suicide whether it's voluntary or assisted 2)liberals believe people should make their own decisions 3)jesus said love your neighbour as you love yourself-justifies assisted 4)christian duty to stop suffering
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What are the arguments against the media criticising religious matters of life and death?
1)Stirs up religious hatred goes against 2007 Religious and Racial hatred act 2)serious offense-e.g danish newspaper published cartoons of muhammad leading 3)criticising the pope is close to blasphemy 4)god is beyond human criticism
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What are the argument for the media criticising religious matters of life and death?
1)democratic societies believe in freedom of speech which includes free media 2)religious leaders use media to criticise govt. policies e.g embryo research 3)multi-faith society freedom of religious expression means asking questions 4)l&d important
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Why do Catholic believe in life after death?
1)Jesus rose from the dead-resurrection is central to christian belief 2)St.Paul teaches that people will resurrect 3)immortality of the soul 4)gives meaning and purpose to life,good are rewarded,bad are punished
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What are the affects of the believe in life after death on Catholics?
1)try to live a good life with the aim of getting to heaven 2)parable of good samaritan help us live good 3)jesus said love your neighbour as you love yourself 4)gives meaning and purpose to life affects how you live it 5)follow scripture,tradition
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What are non-religious reasons for believing in life after death?
1)paranoraml activity e.g ghosts and spirits 2)near death experiences-leaving the body 3)reincarnation-remember past lives 4)mediums-people who can contact dead relatives
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What are the causes of world poverty?
1)War-destroys homes etc 2)Natural disasters e.g earthquakes 3)Debt-money borrowed from banks 4)Cash crops-growing cotton instead of food
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How is CAFOD trying to end poverty?
1)development programmes 2)disasters and emergencies-send food,medicine etc 3)raising awareness 4)speaking out
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Why does CAFOD help to end poverty?
1)Jesus said love your neighbour as yourself 2)Parable of Sheep and Goats helping gets you to heaven 3)The New Testament makes it clear riches must be used to help others 4)duty to end suffering
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What are Catholic attitudes to sex outside of marriage?
1)Sex is a gift from god for procreation only 2)pre-marital sex is sinful 3)The Catholic Church teaches it's wrong 4)encourages promiscuity which goes against 10 commandments and is sinful
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What are other Christian attitudes towards sex outside marriage?
1)ok if couple love each other 2)in a long term relationship 3)intend to marry eventually 4)sex is a gift from god for enjoyment
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What is the Catholic teaching on marriage?
1)life long and faithful 2)a relationship of support and comfort 3)life giving 4)upbringing of a christian family
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What are Catholic attitudes towards divorce?
1)Jesus banned it 2)marriage is an agreement with god which cant be broken 3)cannot remarry in a catholic church and still married in the eyes of god 4)if proved to never exist can be annulled
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What are other Christian attitudes towards divorce?
1)May occur if marriage goes wrong-jesus allowed it for adultery 2)if divorce is the lesser of two evils 3)god is always prepared to forgive so people should have another chance at marriage
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What is the catholic teaching on the family?
1)baptise children 2)mass on sunday 3)send them to catholic school 4)ensure they make their first communion and get confirmed
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What does the church do to help with the upbringing of children?
1)has catholic schools 2)provides children's liturgies 3)runs youth clubs and other activities 4)runs marriage and family guidance services
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How do Catholic parishes help to keep families together?
1)parish priest available for chats 2)support and reminder about parental responsibilities at mass 3)family friendly masses 4)leaflet for families facing challenges e.g divorce,bereavement,homosexuality
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What is the Catholic attitude to homosexuality?
1)it's not a sin 2)homosexual acts are a sin 3)catholics must not discriminate 4)help is offered by the church
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What other Christian attitudes are there to homosexuality?
1)**** relationships are acceptable not equal to heterosexual relationships 2)bible passages need to be reinterpretated 3)christian belief in love and acceptance means we should accept ****s 4)jesus said love your neighbour as you love yourself
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What are Evangelical's attitudes to homosexuality?
1)sinful and prayer to the spirit will change their orientation 2)bible is direct words of god and condemns homos 3)salvation of christ through his resurrection can remove all sins, including homosexuality
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What are Catholic attitudes to contraception?
1)encourages promiscuity 2)sex is intended for marriage and procreation only 3)1930 Pope Pius XI condemned all artificial means
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What are other christian attitudes to contraception?
1)artificial means are permitted 2)sex is for human enjoyment and an expression of love 3)benefit from methods without possibility of new life 4)avoids abortion 5)prevents sexually transmitted diseases
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How have attitudes changed towards marriage,divorce,family life and homosexuality?
1)most people have sex before marriage 2)now socially acceptable to cohabit before marriage 3)divorce socially acceptable 4)reconstituted families increasing
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Why have attitudes changed towards marriage etc?
1)christianity lost its influence less people went to church 2)media publicity for cohabiting celebs 3)women more financially independent 4)increase in divorce=re-marriage
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