Religious Studies: Rights and Responsibilities

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Why do some Christians use the bible for making moral decisions?
It contains the teachings of Jesus, it's God's word, the Church says to use the bible
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Why do some Christians not use the bible for making moral decisions?
The bible does not contain info. on all moral issues, it was affected by the society and culture the writers lived in, it was written by humans who are bound to make mistakes
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Why do some Christians use the Church for making moral decisions?
They respect the tradition of the Church, they believe Christ is head of Church and they believe Church leaders have been appointed by God
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What is the role of the conscience?
It makes you feel guilty if you do wrong, it helps you make a decision, it encourages you to do good and it is easy to use.
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Should Christians use situation ethics for making moral decisions?
Yes because it is based on Jesus' s teachings to love one another and it's based on the well being of others so it's not selfish. But they shouldn't because it might lead to evil acts being regarded as acceptable.
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Give 3 Human rights in the uk
The Law is the same for everyone, everyone has the right to own things and everyone has the right to believe in what they want
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Why are human rights important for Christians ?
The bible teaches to love your neighbour, Christians believe in the sanctity of life.
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What is a pressure group
A group formed to influence government policy on a particular issue
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Why is it important to take part in democratic and electoral processes?
It stops extremists taking over, it means your opinions are taken into account.
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Give 2 advantages of genetic engineering
Disease resistant plants and animals can be grown and animals can be grown to be heavier and have leaner meat.
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Give 2 disadvantages of genetic engineering
Other diseases may be caused and the long term effects are not known
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Why do Christians think it is acceptable?
It can heal others following the example of Jesus and it shows good stewardship of living things
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Why do some Christians think it is not acceptable?
People are made in the image of God not how some scientist wants them.
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The bible does not contain info. on all moral issues, it was affected by the society and culture the writers lived in, it was written by humans who are bound to make mistakes

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