Religious Studies: Moral and Immoral Occupations

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Why might a job be considered immoral?
Because they hurt or exploit others.
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What would influence a Christians decision on whether a job was moral or immoral?
The Bible.
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Does the Bible state what jobs are moral and immoral? Explain.
No, but its teachings about how to treat others can be used to help determine whether a job would be immoral.
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Give an example and explanation of a job a Christians would consider immoral because of usury.
There is a teaching in the Bible against usury which might lead Christians to believe that working for a debt consolidation company (who charge higher than usual rates of interest to those whose loans have become unmanageable) would be immoral.
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What do some Christians use as guideline to whether an occupation is moral or immoral? What does this say.
the second of the 'Two Great Commandments' in Mark - which says people should love their neighbours as themselves.
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What does the teaching which says you should love your neighbour as yourself imply about moral and immoral occupations. Give two example occupations.
That if a job could harm others then it would be immoral. This could easily apply to occupations which directly causes harm to others for example, ***********, or gambling which causes most gamblers to lose money.
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How does a Christian decided how far they should take teachings the Bible says in assessing whether an occupation is moral or not?
The individual has to come to their own conclusions.
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What does a moral occupation have in a Christians opinion?
They clearly uphold the Great Commandments.
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What kind of occupations are ones that a Christian would consider moral?
Caring occupations - where the work carried out can be seen to have a direct impact on people's lives.
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Give four examples of the great moral occupations.
Teaching, medicine, social services and most charity work.
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Give four examples of good moral occupations.
Cleaners, refuse collectors, people working in the court systems and the fire services.
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Why might a job fall in the moral category?
Because without them people's lives might be very difficult or dangerous.
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What will Christians always try to do?
Live by the teachings of the Bible, there may be situations when they find it very difficult to know what to do.
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When might a Christian have to not follow the teachings of the Bible?
SOemtimes they may have to earn a living and support their family by doing an immoral job - they may have to compromise their beliefs in order to survive.
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What would influence a Christians decision on whether a job was moral or immoral?

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The Bible.

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Give an example and explanation of a job a Christians would consider immoral because of usury.

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