Religious beliefs & keywords

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Crime definition
An action that breaks the law of a country or institution. An offence that is punishable by the law.
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The law definition
The rules of conduct for behaviour for a country or institution.
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Punishment definition
The consequences suffered by a person because they've broken the law.
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Order definition
A calm state of affairs to avoid chaos for peoples safety.
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Conscience definition
A persons sense of right and wrong behaviour.
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Duty definition
An action we are obliged to do.It is the correct accepted behaviour.
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Responsibility definition
An action we are obliged to carry out to protect ourselves and others.
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Sin definition
The breaking of a spiritual, religious or moral law.
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Forgiveness definition
To stop feeling anger towards someone for what they have done wrong towards you.
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Repentance definition
Someone being truly sorry for what they have done wrong and trying to change ones's behaviour so as not to do the same again.
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Young Offender definition
A person under the age of 18 who has broken the law. They are sent to a young offenders institutes, not prison.
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Christian quotes, attitudes towards punishments
1) 'A man reaps what he sows'- if a person does wrong they should have to bear the consequences of their behaviour. 2) 'show justice, love mercy'- punishment with a second chance. 3) punishment for rehabilitation
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Hinduism/ Buddhism beliefs towards punishment
Karma - 'a life for a life'
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What do all religions believe about matters of life?
1) all life comes from God 2) life is special and precious 3) God is in charge of life 4) only God should decide when life starts and ends 5) God has plans for all people's lives
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Evidence for the sanctity of life
'Do not murder' , 'there is a time to be born and a time to die', humans were created in the 'image of God'.
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Sanctity of life definition
Life is a sacred God-given gift. It is only for God to decide when it starts and ends. It should be treated with the utmost respect.
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Catholic views on procedures that create human life
1) God has decided if a couple are going to have children or not- we should not change it. 2) surrogacy and AID need a donor and is seen as adultery which is a sin.
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Church of England view on procedures that create human life
1) using donated sperm can be seen a breaking marriage vows 2) IVF/AIH/AID are all gifts from God. 3) surrogacy is wrong, the natural bond between mother and child would be broken.
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Quality of life definition
This means a persons life has value and they can live able to do the normal things a human being can do.
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Voluntary euthanasia definition
The person has requested that they are helped to die.
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Involuntary euthanasia definition
The person has not requested that they are helped to die.
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Passive euthanasia definition
This is legal in the UK. this is where nothing is done to slow down the killing effects of a disease/illness, for example a person refusing chemotherapy to treat cancer.
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Active euthanasia definition
This is illegal in the UK but legal in Switzerland and Holland. This is where a person is deliberately helped to die. Their death is brought about quicker than by the natural causes of the illness for example, an overdose of morphine.
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Christian attitude for euthanasia
1) 'love your neighbour'- if you love someone, you wouldn't want to see them suffer 2) euthanasia is following in Jesus' example of stopping a person from suffering.
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Christian attitude against euthanasia
1) 'do not murder' 2) Its not our decision to make, its God's
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Catholic views on euthanasia
1) people should choose life over death 2) sanctity of life, all life is sacred 3) 'time to be born and time to die', God owns life 4) euthanasia is murder
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Church of England views on euthanasia
1) only dying naturally is okay- accept removal of life preserving machines 2) hospices are better alternative 3) God loves all forms of life- disabled, old aged and ill.
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Religious beliefs on life after death
Christians, Muslims & Jews- when a person dies, God decides whether they should spend eternity in heaven with him or in hell. Hindus & Buddhists believe in reincarnation
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reincarnation definition
The rebirth of a soul in another body.
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Drug definition
A chemical substance that can alter a persons mind and/or body.
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Legal drug definition
A drug that the law allows you to consume.
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Illegal drug definition
A drug that the law does not allow you to consume.
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The rules of conduct for behaviour for a country or institution.

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The consequences suffered by a person because they've broken the law.

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A calm state of affairs to avoid chaos for peoples safety.

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A persons sense of right and wrong behaviour.

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