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Why do many Christians only use the bible when making moral descisions
Bible is word of God//contains decalogue which covers many topics//has Jesus's teachings on how to live which we should follow//has letters from Jesus's leading disciples about how to live
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Why do some Christians think the bible is not the best guide to making moral descisions
Bible was written by humans but attitudes have changed eg. St Paul attitude to women//church translates what the bible means to say//other Christians use their own conscience
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Why do some believe only the church can translate what the bible means
church is the body of Christ so must have the same authority//God speaks to the world through the church//following guidance from the church lets people know they are definately doing right thing//the Megesterium gives perfect guidance on moral behav
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Christian attitudes for following your conscience
if inner voice seems to be God you should follow it//church says to follow conscience as if it were voice of God//St Paul and St Thomas Aquinas say to follow it//bible often needs interpreting by your conscience
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Christian attitudes against following your conscience
could be mistaken eg. Yorkshire ripper//if follow bible your sure it's right//if follow church, all Christians agree you're right//if everyone followed their conscience and not laws there would be chaos
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Argument AGAINST human rights being important
people abuse human rights laws eg prisoners claiming punishment breaks them//in a democracy you don't need special human rights because you can vote for what you want//should be able to torture terrorists to save innocent peoples lives
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Argue FOR human rights being important
without them you could be living in a dictatorship//without freedom of religion minorities could be banned//without the right to take part in elections there would be no democracy
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Why do Christians believe human rights are important
right to life is sanctity of life//human rights ensure everyone is treated equally as we are all image of God//freedom of worship//employers cannot discriminate against Christians for jobs
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How do human rights cause problems for Christians
against the right to form civil partnerships//against the right to marry another faith//against homosexuals bringing up a family//could argue for women to become priests or for priest to marry
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Why do some Christians think the bible is not the best guide to making moral descisions

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Bible was written by humans but attitudes have changed eg. St Paul attitude to women//church translates what the bible means to say//other Christians use their own conscience

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Why do some believe only the church can translate what the bible means

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Christian attitudes for following your conscience

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Christian attitudes against following your conscience

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