Rights and Responsibilities


For RE GCSE Edexcel Unit 8 Module 1
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Rights and Responsibilities
  1. Xians and the Bible
    1. Why moral authority?
      1. Word of God
        1. God is omniscient, therefore true
        2. Laws of God
          1. Xians follow Decalogue from God
          2. Leaders of early Church
            1. Xians follow those teachings
            2. Teachings of Jesus
              1. Xians follow Jesus, contains parables
            3. What believe?
              1. literal word of God, God speaks through
                1. literal word of God, needs interpretation
                  1. inspired by God, needs adaptation
                2. Xians and the Church
                  1. Why moral authority?
                    1. God guides Church in teachings
                      1. Body of Christ; teachings are Jesus'
                        1. Trust leaders of Church
                          1. Teachings inspired by God
                        2. Xians and the conscience
                          1. DO follow
                            1. *Voice of God
                              1. *St Paul taught to follow
                                1. Always with you
                                  1. Deals with every situation
                                  2. DON'T follow
                                    1. *Alternative options; deffo done right thing
                                      1. *Not necessarily voice of God
                                        1. Can lead to personal harm
                                          1. Can lead to breaking the law
                                        2. Xians and Situation Ethics
                                          1. DO follow
                                            1. Alternative to other sources
                                              1. Xianity about love
                                                1. Jesus overruled OT when unloving
                                                  1. Xians believe only do what produces good results
                                                  2. DON'T follow
                                                    1. No definite right/wrong
                                                      1. Leads to disobeying Church/Bible
                                                        1. Church knows better than individuals
                                                          1. Never know full context
                                                        2. Human Rights always right?
                                                          1. Yes
                                                            1. Improved gender equality + voting
                                                              1. No corporal punishment in schools
                                                                1. Helped victims of child prostitution
                                                                  1. More able to stand up against oppression
                                                                  2. No
                                                                    1. Your rights can take others' away
                                                                      1. National security- terrorists get same rights?
                                                                        1. Terrorism act- police can arrest suspects for long time
                                                                      2. Xians and Human Rights
                                                                        1. Made in God's image; respect His creation
                                                                          1. God loves all equally; treated equally too
                                                                            1. Compatible with Bible
                                                                              1. Xian values in Decalogue basis Human Rights
                                                                              2. Electoral processes
                                                                                1. Importance of voting
                                                                                  1. Affects taxes paid
                                                                                    1. When rubbish collected
                                                                                      1. Money spent on NHS
                                                                                        1. Curriculum in schools
                                                                                        2. Other ways to take part
                                                                                          1. Write to MP
                                                                                            1. Lobbying- petitions, demonstrations
                                                                                              1. Work for MPs
                                                                                                1. Stand for election yourself
                                                                                              2. Xian teachings moral responsibilities
                                                                                                1. Decalogue
                                                                                                  1. Brother's keeper
                                                                                                    1. Example is warning- must actively care for others
                                                                                                    2. Sheep and Goats parable
                                                                                                      1. Sheep welcomed for being loving, unloving went to hell
                                                                                                        1. Importance for Xians
                                                                                                          1. Shows moral duties
                                                                                                            1. Right/wrong things to do e.g. food, water, sick
                                                                                                              1. Teaches God's judgement
                                                                                                                1. Shows how important to help others
                                                                                                              2. Golden Rule
                                                                                                              3. Genetic Engineering
                                                                                                                1. Nature of..and cloning
                                                                                                                  1. Advantages
                                                                                                                    1. Modify humans to give other traits
                                                                                                                      1. Create army of soldiers/workers
                                                                                                                        1. Remove negative/defective traits
                                                                                                                          1. GM food grow in other climates
                                                                                                                          2. Disadvantages
                                                                                                                            1. Devalues life of clone
                                                                                                                              1. Prejudice against those who can't afford
                                                                                                                                1. Hugely expensive
                                                                                                                                  1. No-one know the effects
                                                                                                                                2. Xian views
                                                                                                                                  1. FOR
                                                                                                                                    1. God gave "dominion over all"
                                                                                                                                      1. Golden Rule- acceptable with painful diseases
                                                                                                                                        1. Jesus example with healing
                                                                                                                                          1. God gave the ability
                                                                                                                                          2. AGAINST
                                                                                                                                            1. Playing God
                                                                                                                                              1. Research involving embryos= murder
                                                                                                                                                1. God designs purposefully- defeats it
                                                                                                                                                  1. Created in God's image- don't alter
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