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define abortion
the termination of a pregnancy thereby killing the fetus
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Which denomination are against abortion? list why.
RC- sanctity of life, God is the only supreme being who should end life, life begins at contraception (murder), child being conceived is a part of God's plan (defying God)
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2 quotes against abortion?
"Thou shall not kill" "Before i formed you in my womb i knew you"
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which denomination accept abortion? list why?
lesser of 2 evils; i.e if mother's life in danger or if the child is likely to be very disabled- unfair to let child suffer through extreme pain, when could've been prevented. Or if mother ***** (traumatic enough, let alone raise his child).
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what is a quote used for acceptance of abortion? how is this relevant?
"love thy neighbour" - emphasises the importance of being understanding and compassionate towards others when faced with difficult decisions and supporting them throughout hard times.
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what is the meaning of euthanasia?
when someone is helped to die a painless death before they die naturally
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what are the types of euthanasia?
active, passive, voluntary, involuntary
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explain passive euthanasia.
when someone removes treatment keeping the person alive
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explain involuntary euthanasia?
when someone else makes the decision about a person's death (e.g if they were in a coma)
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explain active euthanasia.
when someone does something in order to make that person die
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explain voluntary euthanasia.
when someone makes a choice to die themselves
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which denomination is against euthanasia? list why.
RC - sanctity of life, God is only supreme being to begin &end life ("playing God"), natural conclusion = closer to God as he sustains them through this hard time, &gives family etc a chance to resolve issues so family is emotionally strengthened.
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what do RCs suggest as an alternative to Euthanasia.
Hospices, as these allow you to die peacefully for your last few days and in as much comfort as possible.
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2 Quotes against Euthanasia?
"Thou shall not kill" "If anyone destroys God's temple, God will destroy him; for God's temple is sacred, and you are the temple"
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which denomination is for Euthanasia? why?
they believe that terrible distress and suffering shouldn't be suffered at any cost, and in this case death is a blessing (voluntary), as the person has a poor quality of life. Also, God granted us free will.
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3 Quotes in favour of Euthanasia?
"Death is better than bitter life or continual sickness" "Love thy neighbour" "so i killed him, for i knew he could not live"
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what does the term suicide mean?
the deliberate termination of your own life
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what are the causes of suicide?
experiencing serious problems, can't see an alternative route out.
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what are the christian views about suicide.
most realise the hardship would've been through to take such action. believe God gave us free will to decide whether we can cope with our pain. BUT some argue sanctity of life more important; most pain ends positively so should endure it (childbirth)
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quotes against suicide?
"If anyone destroys God's temple, God will destroy him; as God's temple is sacred and you are that temple"
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quotes sympathetic of suicide? how is this relevant?
"love thy neighbour" - we should be sympathetic and understanding towards everybody and be compassionate enough to accept the reasons for their suicide.
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Define cloning?
an individual organism/cell produced asexually from one ancestor to which they are genetically identical.
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what are the different types of cloning? explain.
therapeutic - cloning of internal organs reproductive cloning- the cloning of an animal/human
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which denomination is against cloning? list why.
RC, cloning =wrong as "playing God". Sanctity of life =against embryonic stem cell research as embryos are discarded &so this is murder as "life begins at conception". Against G.E as shouldn't alter genes as God made us in his image, &gave us purpose
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which denomination thinks therapeutic cloning (includes embryonic stem cell research) is acceptable? list why.
scientific knowledge is a gift from god & should be used to help prolong peoples lives (organ cloning etc), all life is sacred and should be preserved. We should follow agape, and show unconditional love towards everyone.
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quote against cloning?
"God made man is his image"
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Quote for cloning?
"love thy neighbour"
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what is genetic engineering?
the deliberate modification of the characteristics of an organism by manipulating it's genetic material
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define fertility treatment?
the use of scientific methods to help an infertile couple conceive
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what are some forms of fertility treatment?
surrogacy, artificial insemination (AID or AIH), IVF
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Which denomination are against fertility treatment? list why.
RCs - God made couple infertile to focus on other things, "playing God", use of AID is wrong = 3rd party in relationship (seen as adultery & violates sanctity of marriage). single women fertility treatment = immoral, god intended sex in marriage.
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quote against fertility treatment?
"Because the lord had closed hannah's womb"
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which denomination are for fertility treatment (apart from AID). List why.
CofE - believe God gave us scientific knowledge to help better ourselves, so we shouldn't restrict people from the gift of having a child. Fertility treatment is an act of compassion to help those in need, as can bring happiness to couples.
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quote in favour of fertility treatment?
"Isaac prayed for his wife, because she was barren. The lord answered his prayer and his wife became pregnant"
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define animal testing?
the experimentation of drugs on animals for research purposes.
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which denomination are for animal testing? list why.
RCs - God gave us dominion over animals &so we should be prioritised over them, &they don't have a soul whereas humans do, so we are spiritually closer to god & higher in spiritual power than animals. BUT don't agree cosmetic testing (unecessary)
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quotes in favour of animal testing?
"let them rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air" "Adam named the animals"
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which denomination are against animal testing? list why.
Cofe - All God's creations are equal & god is only superior being. God made humans stewards of the earth so should look after it &all thats in it (animals). Animals weak compared to us & Jesus told us to be kind to the weak and helpless.
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RELIGION POVERTY AND WEALTH SUBJECT FROM HERE
RELIGION POVERTY AND WEALTH SUBJECT FROM HERE
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what are the causes of poverty?
the country is in debt (corrupt leader etc & money wasted on weapons instead of the needs of people), natural disasters, war
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what are the effects of poverty?
disease (medicines not available and malnutritions means more vulnerable to disease), starvation, high death rate.
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how can christians help poverty?
work as a charity worker, give to charity (tithe), donate items to charity
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what are examples of christian charities?
CATHOD, Christian Aid, Tear Fund
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what is a philanthropist?
someone who donates money goods, services or time to help a cause that benefits society.
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what is charity?
to give or help to those in need.
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define a moral occupation? examples.
a job that reflects christian teachings and helps others. teachers and nurses/doctors
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define an immoral occupation? examples.
a job that exploits people for the benefit of oneself. casino worker or drug dealer.
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what is the definition of immoral?
not conforming to accepted standards of behaviour.
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what is the definition of moral?
conforming to accepted standards of behaviour.
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how does religion help/not help people suffering with poverty?
gives personal faith &helps see beyond immediate circumstances to cope with problems, Christians give tithe &volunteer so poor physically benefit. BUT religion can't mend poverty as it's causes are rooted in people (corrected if follow jesus).
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quotes for people helping the poor.
"for i was hungry, and you gave me something to eat, i was thirsty and you gave me something to drink", "love thy neighbour"
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what are the christian views on wealth?
materialistic people get so overwhelmed with power they forget christian values of unselfishness. Better to be rich in faith than material. If you trust God & keep him as your priority despite hardship, you'll be rewarded in the after life.
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why do christians believe we should give to charity?
wealth is a gift from god, which should be used for the greater good and to help people in need.
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quotes against wealth
"you cannot serve both money and God", "A love of money is the root of all evil"
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