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In this piece of work I will be writing about how Christianity refers to science and its views on Humanity and animals. I will also be talking about what Christians think about the origin of the world. 1. Christianity and science are often in conflict with each other. They particularly disagree with the evolution theory and how the world began. Christianity bases its belief on Bible whereas Science looks at the facts and evidence provided by the earth. Christianity teaches that God made the universe. From huge galaxies to the smallest living bacteria, God made everything. One important point that Christianity teaches is that God made the world out of nothing so they rule out the scientific 'Big Bang' theory: 'In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters. And God said, "Let there be light," and there was light.' (Genesis 1: 1-3) The chapter of Genesis explains that God created the universe in six days and on everyday He created something new: 'And God said, Let there be light: and there was light. And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from darkness. ...read more.

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It is clear from the teachings of Christianity that God created both animals and humanity. However, is said to be different from the animal and plant kingdom as humans are sacred and are different from other animals. They believe that their soul does not die when their body dies which is not the case with animals. They say that those animals do not contain a soul. The Bible makes it clear that humans have control over animals: 'And God blessed them, and god said onto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.' (Genesis 1:28) In the bible, God has given Adam the power to name all the animals: '... and brought them unto Adam to see what he would call them' (Genesis 2:19) This shows that humans were always to be dominant over animals and use them for help and provide food for humans. Also it is basically trying to say that humans have control over the whole earth. However, most Christians argue that this does not mean they torture animals or inflict unnecessary pain on them, as they are also God's creation. ...read more.

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It would be just like buying something from the shop and asking them to look after it. Similarly we can't just depend on one or two people to look after the earth, we all live in it and share it so it is everybody's responsibility. Some people, however, might not agree with me and argue that if God has made something then it is his responsibility, as he owns it. They believe that if they don't own something then they should have the responsibility to look after it. Others may argue that just because we don't own something, doesn't mean that we don't look after it. For instance if somebody has rented something it is not the owners responsibility but the tenants responsibility and duty to look after it. They argue that god has created earth for us to live in and it would be bad if we didn't preserve it for our next generation as they have the same rights as us and should be given a good world to live in. All Christians will agree with me. They believe that they are stewards on earth and have both rights and responsibilities. Their right is to live in a good environment and their responsibility is to look after the earth, as it is his possession. But as they are using it is their task to look after the earth. Amina Hameed 1 ...read more.

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