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Religion and Society – Social Responsibility Conscience/Local Government/First-past-the-post/ Decalogue/Church/Electoral System/National Government/Bible/Situation Ethics/Proportional Representation/ Golden Rule The holy book of Christians with 66 books split into the Old Testament and New Testament = The community of Christians (church is the place of worship) = The idea that Christians should base their moral decisions on what is the most loving thing to do = The way in which voting is organised = The voting system where whoever gets the most votes in a constituency wins the seat = The voting system where seats are distributed according to the proportion of votes each party gets = Headed by the Prime Minister = Local council looking after local issues = The Ten Commandments = The teaching of Jesus that people should treat others, as they would like to be treated themselves = State ONE of the What does the word conscience Ten Commandments mean? How is conscience part of (The Decalogue) moral decision making? What is the difference Outline different Christian attitudes between the Church and a to politics with biblical reasons for Church? each view. Explain Situation Ethics and “People should look after themselves give reasons why some instead of relying on the Welfare Christians disagree with it. State”. Do you agree? Give a religious view as part of your answer. Explain the difference between Explain how Christians make Proportional representation and moral decisions using the first past the post voting. Church, Bible, Jesus and their conscience.? Explain why the Golden Rule is important for Christian “The Ten Commandments attitudes to the Welfare are the only laws this State. country needs”. England is a democracy Explain the relationship and Zimbabwe is a between teachings of the dictatorship, explain the Parable of the Sheep and difference in terms of Goats and the provisions of the effect on how people the Welfare State. live. Religion and Society – War and Peace Reconciliation/Bullying/Pacifism/Just War/Nuclear weapons/Forgiveness/World peace/Other weapons of mass destruction Weapons based on atomic fission or fusion = Non-nuclear weapons that can destroy large areas and/or large numbers of people e.g. chemical weapons = Refusing to fight in wars = A war which is fought for the right reasons in a right way = The basic aim of the United Nations to remove the causes of war = Intimidating or frightening people weaker than yourself = The act of stopping blaming someone and/ or pardoning them for what they have done wrong = Bringing together people who are opposed to each other = Name ONE weapon of Explain why some mass destruction Christians think it can be right to fight in a war. What does the word Outline the work of ONE religious pacifism mean? person, community or organisation for world peace. Choose ONE area of conflict in Outline the attitudes to war the world and explain why the in either Hinduism or Islam. conflict is happening. Explain how reconcilitation and “Religious people should never forgiveness helped South Africa to argue with their families”. In move on from Apartheid. your answer, you should refer to at least one religion. How did Hiroshima, Outline Christian Nagasaki and Sadam teachings about Hussein persuade people forgiveness. of the dangers of chemical weapons? Outline religious attitudes to „All religious people should support bullying. their country‟s armed forces‟. Do you agree? You should refer to at least one religion. Religion and Society – Crime and Punishment Moksha/Sattya/Sarvodayais/Retribution/Dharma/Capital Punishment/Ahimsa/ Judgement/Reform/Punishment/Justice/Deterrence/Crime/Sin An act against the will of God = An act against the law = Rules made by Parliament and enforced by the courts = Punishments should put people off committing crimes = Punishments should make criminals pay for what they have done wrong = Punishments should change criminals so that they will not commit crimes again = The act of judging people and their crimes = A penalty given for a crime = The death penalty for a crime = Liberation from rebirth = The religious, moral and social duties of a Hindu, performing these can lead to liberation from rebirth. The Hindu belief in non-violence = Hindus believe that justice is strongly linked to truth = A concept developed by Ghandi meaning welfare for all = Outline different Explain with an example Christian theories of teaching on forgiveness. punishment. What are justice and Explain the different attitudes to judgement? Capital Punishment in Hinduism or Islam. “Committing a sin is as bad as Name a prisoner of committing a crime”. In your answer, conscience and outline the you should refer to at least one reasons why religion. He/she was imprisoned. Outline different Explain, with appropriate non-religious examples, the differences arguments about between a sin and a crime. capital punishment. Choose ONE religion “No religious person can agree with other than Christianity capital punishment”. In your answer, and explain its attitude you should refer to at least one religion. to punishment. Choose ONE religion other „Forgiving people all the time than Christianity and explain only makes them worse‟. Do why justice is important in you agree? You should that religion. refer to at least one religion. Religion and Society – The Environment Pollution /The Greenhouse effect /Acid Rain /Natural Resources/ Creation/Stewardship /Environment /Conservation /Animal Rights/ Etrophication / Deforestation /Radioactive Pollution/Renewable Resources/ Finite Resources Contamination of the environment = Increase in the earth‟s temperature because carbon dioxide is trapped in the atmosphere = Rain, which is made acidic because of the release of sulphuric and nitric acid by coal smoke = Materials, which occur naturally and can be used by humans e.g. oil = The design and start of the universe = Looking after the earth for the next generation = The area in which plants, animals and humans live and on which they depend for survival = Protection and conservation of natural resources and the environment = The belief that animals have rights, which should not be exploited by humans = An excess of nitrates, nitrites and phosphates in rivers, which leads to a lack of oxygen and the poisoning of fish and waterways = The cutting down of jungles/trees which causes the removal of carbon dioxide, replacement of oxygen, the soaking up of nitrates and the prevention of soil erosion = Dangerous waste produced by power stations. Resources, which can be used time and time again, like wind and solar power without harm to the universe. Resources, which can only be used once and then, disappear, like coal/oil. What is pollution? What do the words Explain using two conservation and examples. stewardship mean? “If religious people really cared about the environment, they would Explain how Hindu stop using cars and washing teachings on vegetarianism machines.” In your answer you would influence their should refer to at least one religion. views on animal rights. What is meant by Outline the work of a religious creation? How is this person, community or organisation in explained in the Bible. support of the conservation of the planet. “Religion does not Explain why the use of natural help animal rights”. resources may threaten the In your answer you future of the planet. should refer to at least one religion. Explain how the teachings Hinduism Explain why some or Islam could help Christians are opposed to reduce pollution. medical research being carried out on animals. Outline the teaching of Choose one religion other than ONE religion other Christianity and outline its than Christianity on teachings on animal rights. creation. Outline the medical Explain the different attitudes treatments available among Christians to infertility for infertility. treatments. Explain the different attitudes How do Christians view to transplant surgery in either transplant surgery? Hinduism or Islam. Outline non-religious “The line between saving lives and attitudes to infertility playing God is very thin” . Explain treatments. some of the dilemmas faced by religious people. Explain why some “Only God should interfere with religious people our genes”. Do you agree? In believe in the your answer, you should refer to scientific cosmology. at least one religion. Describe the Explain why there are different Biblical cosmology attitudes among Christian to this in Genesis. Cosmology. “Science has Science by itself does not explain the disproved religion”. creation of the universe‟. Do you Do you agree? In agree? You should refer to at least your answer, you one religion. should refer to at least one religion.
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