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  1. Explain how Christian teachings about racism would influence their behaviour

    The second one is the Golden Rule and for some the Natural Law. To support this view in the Bible, in Galatians 3:26, Paul said that "there are no distinctions between Greek or Jew, slave of free, for you are all one in Christ". These teachings are supported by the evolutionary teachings. Every church has strong views against racism. There are mainly two different ways by which Christians respond to racism, violent and non-violent action.

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    Menacing images like this did the job of frightening people to go to Church. The churches way of coercion people: to make them believe and behave - control. Even today some groups of Christians still take the Devil as being an, 'actual power' a real physical being. Christians with these traditional views still in place, are those of whose entire lives are revolved around 'resisting Satan '. In this respect music, video games and any there possible influences which they believe to contain satanic ideas are banned.

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  3. How my Faith affects me.

    My religion helps me conduct myself in a godly manner and treat my group in a respectful way. It helps me set a guideline in which the group and I follow to be at our best. As well as helps me with my insincerity that I have when I lead. This is due to the fact the God is there with me helping me along the road. This is how my religion affects my leadership.

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  4. Christian Marriage. Marriage is a channel in which two people are challenged to live out the expression of the church by the two baptized coming together to create a family unit through procreation.

    'From the beginning of Creation, God made male and female. For this reason, man shall leave his mother and his father and be joined with his wife and become on flesh and therefore for what God has joined, let no man separate.' Mark 10:6-9. This highlights the significance of Marriage in Christianity and therefore this conjugal covenant is regarded as a sacrament in Catholicism, Orthodoxy and for some high Anglicans. This is regarded as a holy state for Protestants. This is demonstrated through the joining of hands in Catholicism and the placing of Crowns in Orthodoxy.

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  5. This paper reflects the lives of the historical figures Jesus and Mohammed, showing the impact their life and death had on each religion, as well as the journey that lead them there.

    During pregnancy Mary and Joseph traveled to Bethlehem, upon arriving had nowhere to stay. Ending up in a stable were Mary gave birth among the animals. He was named Jesus as as the angel said, which means "God saves" (Fisher, 2005, p.288). The story says angels came down to announce the birth Jesus, son of God. Many shepherds traveled to worship the newfound king and considered Jesus the Savior. At twelve years old he traveled to Jerusalim with his parents for Passover. During the trip Jesus was left behind and found by his parents in a temple discussing the Torah with Rabbis; "all who heard him were amazed at his understanding and his answers."

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  6. Prayer is the best way to deal with suffering. Discuss

    They believe that every way of suffering can be cured by praying to God. Christians believe that anything can happen in peoples' lives' but if they pray and have faith, they will never discourage themselves. They believe that prayer means that you really believe in God and you know that God loves you and that you will never be alone. Therefore, if your sure that God loves you, then you can deal with any kind of suffering. In addition, they believe that prayer is also the best way as it has no bad consequences such as other ways of dealing with suffering, such as alcohol and drugs are far worse.

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  7. Pilgrimage is a journey taken by somebody for sentimental and personal reasons, though not always for religious ones; it could even be the journey that is life.

    In Lourdes, for instance, the ideal place would be the Grotto where Our Lady appeared to Bernadette Soubirous. * Seek forgiveness for sins and seek spiritual healing from God [and his mercy], through prayer and reflection. They might use a pilgrimage as a chance to properly have a "sit down" with God as it were and come clean. * Go to Mass/receive the Eucharist. The Eucharist is the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ; he died on the cross to save us from our sins.

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  8. It was inevitable that Jesus was going to be sentenced to death by the Jews. Throughout Marks Gospel there are clues that Jesus was always outsmarting the Jewish authorities. Although he was a Jew himself, he did not agree with the laws of Judaism or

    As they were walking the disciples started to pick some corn and eat it. The Pharisees stopped Jesus and said to Him, 'Look, it is against our Law for your disciples to do that on the Sabbath!2' This was because on the Sabbath Jews were supposed to do no work and picking corn was work. Jesus replied that King David, a Jewish King, broke the Law by eating the bread that was set aside for the High Priest. He then ends that the Sabbath was made for the good of the people. That tells us that Jesus was much more knowledgeable about the Scriptures than some of the Pharisees were.

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  9. The Resurrection and funerals in Christianity.

    I believe Christians today this means a sign of greatness that had prevailed through back into the light. It is also a sign of hope that whatever happens things will always turn around. We will live long. The Funeral: Normally before the funeral they have a night session where it is a time to remember and say your last goodbyes. Some people do this because it will be the last time they see the body before the funeral.

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  10. GCSE TP Bible Quotes

    Testament * Natural Evil: > Noah's Flood Genesis New Testament > Damnation of Sodom Genesis Old Testament * Adam and Eve expelled out of the Garden of Eden Genesis Old Testament * Ten Commandments Exodus Old Testament * Parables of Jesus/Way Jesus Acts in the Bible Religion in Human Relationships * "There is neither . . . male and female; for all of you are one in Christ Jesus." Galatians New Testament * "I permit no women to teach or have authority over men, she is to keep silent" Timothy New Testament * "Husbands ought to love their wives as their own bodies.

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    consciousness, free will) * Impersonal God - God is like a force incapable of relationships (e.g. wind The Nature of Belief * Churches: Cross shape (Death and Resurrection of Jesus), Steeple pointing to sky, altar, pulpit etc. * Private and Communal Worship * Hymns, Bible Reading, Sermons * Prayer (incl. Lord's Prayer) Supplication, Adoration, Confession, Thanksgiving * Holy Communion / Mass / Eucharist (Bread and Wine) * Symbols * Music, Decoration and Art Good and Evil * Moral Evil - Caused by people * Natural Evil - God? /Devil? * Problem of Evil and Theodicies * Devil * Augustine: Evil caused by absence of god in world and hearts/Original Sin * Irenaeus: Suffering is Soul-making, creates

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  12. Christianity - An Introduction

    Christians hope to go to Heaven and dwell there in the presence of God forever. Christianity originates from the life and teachings of Jesus Christ. Jesus was born in Bethlehem, Judea (Israel). Christians believe Jesus to be the Son of God, and the Messiah. As Jesus grew up, he taught people many guidelines. The story of Jesus' life and teachings is contained in the New Testament, which is part of the Bible. Jesus was also thought to be a miracle maker. One story states that Jesus was preaching in a house to some people, when four men broke through the roof, and lowered their paralysed friend down.

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  13. Ethical Issue - Death Penalty

    People fear death, if a person died instantaneously after killing someone, the homicide rate would be lowered dramatically. However, is the death penalty more of a deterrent than a life sentence? Society is brutalised by the death penalty, which increases the likelihood of murder. The American states with the highest murder rates all employ the death penalty. The fear of the death penalty does not reduce the murder rate. The idea of retribution has its basis in Exodus 21:23-24, 'You are to take life for life, eye for eye. When someone takes a life, the balance of justice is disturbed.

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  14. Victims of War

    The main message of the quote states that whoever the person is they deserved to be helped, as you could be in the exact position. A second reason why Christians may want to help war victims is because a good person would help others. Christians may help war victims because it is what Jesus or God would do and they might feel pity towards others.

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  15. Christian Beliefs

    They needed to have some faith that God existed and that he would save them from the Romans, but to become a faithful Christian meant being willing to become a martyr and this required a high level of dedication to the Gospel. When Christianity came into favour and the persecutions stopped, many Christians wanted to restore the same level of dedication, so they went and lived in the desert as hermits. They then joined together in communities and this marked the beginning of the monastic life.

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  16. Meaning of Vocation

    Their vocation is to explain and defend Christ's teachings in the world today and also apply it to their personal everyday lives. Members of a religious order or congregation either consecrate or devote their lives to God, by joining a religious ceremony and taking vows. Members of a religious congregation may be apostolic or contemplative. Being apostolic involves dedication to prayer and public work. They care for the sick and teach, for example. Being contemplative involves dedication to prayer and private work; they live detached from the outside world.

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  17. Religious Communities

    Most monks joined as they were not satisfied with the level of religion in the world. One major practise within the community is valuing silence. The monks are mainly in silence throughout the whole day, during prayer and work and are only allowed to speak to others for a short period of time. This is because it not only assures solitude for the monk for private intentions but also opens the mind to inspiration from the Holy Spirit and keeps the monk fully concentrated on God alone and listening to his word.

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  18. Explain why some Christians go on pilgrimage and the effect that this might have on them

    to help educate teenagers on babies development in the womb. SPUC also publishes the Pro-Life Times to show people what they are doing. This group has a Christian belief in mind and supports all the things that Christians would support. Christians who are uncertain whether they are for or against abortion may consult their priests, Bible or pray to God to ask him which is right or they may prey to ask to protect they people who do have abortions and not to condemn they s they believe that it must have been a last resort and not to blame them.

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  19. Describe a visit to a Christian place of pilgrimage

    It was designed in the shape of a Greek cross; the Rosary Basilica features two unique elliptical ramps with a square that can hold almost 80,000 people. When she appeared at Lourdes, the Virgin Mary was described, by Bernadette, holding a rosary in her hand. The Basilica of the Rosary is dedicated to this. It has three arches that symbolise the joyful, sorrowful and glorious mysteries. One of the main attractions of the Basilica of the Rosary is the 15 Chapels of the Mysteries, which are decorated with mosaics showing the 15 mysteries of the rosary (the five joyous, five sorrowful, and five glorious).

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  20. Is the Devil a fictional character?

    Lastly, the devil took Jesus upon an exceedingly high mountain, a mountain that showed him the whole world, and he tempted Jesus with power, and if he worshipped the devil, there and now, he would give Jesus power over the whole world. Jesus resisted the temptations. If you were to take these words in Matthew literally, you could say that the whole scenario isn't true because in the third temptation, Jesus was taken by the Devil to the top of a very high mountain, and from Jesus and the Devil could see the world from its peak.

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  21. Explain with reference to catholic teaching the reasons why Roman Catholics feel its a duty to help others.

    All church teaching has as its source the life of Jesus - what he said and did. Church expresses and enacts its belief in human dignity and social justice by Special Days as focus for the Worldwide Church, e.g. Special Collections; Social Justice Sunday, Cafod Fast Days in Lent and at harvest time; Prisoners Week; Racial Justice Sunday; Catholic Children's Society; Apostleship of the Sea. Christian faith - what did Jesus live and teach? They are tort that love is a commitment and duty.

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    Which is more important. Church or Bible? The church is more useful than the Bible because it gives birth to the people who later go on to discover the Bibles true meaning.

    What I mean is that a person will need somewhere to start learning. They will not turn up being able to understand the Bible fully, they will have to learn and they will have to be taught by others which like the students had to learn the same thing. If the church was not around then people in earlier times would not have a place to go.

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  23. Religion & God

    Is it because your belief in a God stops you from doing the wrong things? Are the things you do in the name of God what other people remember about you after you're dead? Suppose you have answers to my questions, then think about this. Who does God belong to? Does he belong to all of us or just a certain Religion?

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  24. A01 Pilgramage

    Another command what Mary gave to Bernadette is to "build a chapel". So today pilgrims will visit that chapel and go to regular masses and light candles there so they can remember their dead friends, they use candles as an aid to pray they believe that it helps the prayer stay inside the Church. Finally Mary told Bernadette to "dig into the ground and wash and drink from the spring" So today pilgrims will go into the bath houses and be fully immersed into the spring what Bernadette made, it has special healing powers and is seen a reconciliation, it has a spiritual meaning.

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  25. Christian views of the death penalty.

    Woman, where are they? Does no one condemn you? No one, master. Neither do I," said Jesus. "Go on your way. From now on, don't sin." Mark 8. As Christians we learn that Jesus tries to show up all compassion, he accepts that the person has done something wrong, but he knows that everyone has the right to be forgiven. Jesus teaches us that we should rather punish someone rather take another life. The church teaches us that all life is sacred and none should be taken. He knows that only himself can judge he was born without sin, he knows if he wanted to he could kill the women, but he offered her a chance to return "Does anyone commend you?

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  • "Abortion is never justified" Discuss

    "Abortion can be incredibly dangerous for a woman; any mistake can be fatal and in some cases may even result in death. In many cases, the process of abortion has left the mother infertile and/or left the mother with extreme emotional problems. In my opinion, I believe abortion creates just as many problems as it tries to solve. Overall my opinion on abortion is that it should be purely up to the mother what they should do. Abortion is a personal thing and the decision to go through the process should not be influenced by anybody. I do not believe that religion should make abortion laws in any country, as it can affect the population, culturally."

  • Explain and evaluate the different perspectives on Religion offered by Richard Dawkins and Alister McGrath. Is religion really the 'root of all evil? '

    "In conclusion I think that although it is the root of some evil religion is a good think that in this day and age, even with both Dawkins and McGrath's arguments can neither be proved, disproved or properly judged and even if we are one day to find out that it is not real or true it has been a great attribute and pillar for society and the human race that has, I think in the long run, had a positive impact on the world."

  • Compare and contrast Marxist and Functionalist views on Religion

    "In conclusion, Marxist views are very different. Marx said that "Religion is the sigh of the oppressed creature, the sentiment of a heartless world and the soul of soulless conditions. It is the opium of the people." For example, Gospel and Pentecostal churches give people and emotional high so that they don't go against society, and instead they share their joy with others."

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