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  1. World Poverty - Explain what Christians believe about their responsibility for other people.

    Matthew 25: 31-46 Christians believe that Jesus is present in everyone; therefore, we should treat them as such. If you saw Jesus in the street today, wouldn't you treat him like a king? Jesus once healed a man who had leprosy. He not only healed the leper, but he also restored his dignity and allowed him to retake his place in society. Jesus also showed how riches could get in the way of being charitable, in the parable of the rich young man.

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  2. Explain Christian Beliefs about Justice.

    In the story of the centurion's servant (Luke7:1-10) Jesus is called to help a man who is ill. Jesus saw how faithful the Roman officer is and sends the word for the sick man to be healed. Jesus acted in a just manner that Christians should follow. Forgiveness Forgiveness restores a broken relationship with God. In one of the miracle's he performed, he forgave a paralysed man and then healed him (Mark 2:1-12). Jesus said to the man, "your sins are forgiven". This shows that Jesus is forgiving. In a parable that Jesus told called 'The Forgiving Father' (Luke 15:11-32)

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  3. We are in Iraq to liberate the oppressed population, and everyday the Iraqi people's confidence in us grows. They understand our mission; they understand this is not a war against them, or their people, or against the Islamic world.

    We are dispensing food and aid to the people of Iraq. Saddam knows his days are numbered, and this may lead to employment of severe and desperate tactic, he may use Chemical and Biological weapons. This will simply prove what we have known all along, and it will not stop our campaign, it will only serve to strengthen our resolve, and our peoples resolve. And if he chooses the wiser option and does not use them, while trying to abscond these weapons to some remote location. The country that accepts these weapons in secrecy shall be held fully accountable for such actions.

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  4. Christian views on Marriage

    Christians must also be pure of heart, especially in personal relationships; they must show that they are loyal and honest and also pure in the mind: Matthew5 27"You have heard that it was said, 'Do not commit adultery.' 28But I tell you that anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart. The Ten Commandments also teach Christians many lessons about personal relationships. They teach us to honor and respect our neighbors and their families and their possessions.

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  5. Religion, Poverty and Wealth - Describe the teachings of the religion that you are studying about the way in which believers should treat people who are less fortunate than themselves.

    The book of Exodus also notifies that if you lend money or give top the poor, its one of God's work but do not expect anything in return from them. The bible also teaches, guides Christians to give and spend time with those less fortunate than themselves. Through out your life all you have sinned would be forgiven. In the book of Isaiah, chapter 58 versus 10, quoted... " And if you spend yourselves on behalf of the hungry and satisfy the needs of the oppressed, then your light will rise in the darkness, and your light will become the noonday."

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  6. Ought The UK and The USA attack Iraq?

    This alone is sufficient reason not to invade. Such killing will intensify existing animosities towards US influence in the Middle East, thus increasing the number of enemies of the US and also the probability of future acts of terrorism against the US, UK and its allies. An invasion would force the countries of the region to take sides, producing regional destabilization and threatening world energy, particularly oil, supplies. A long-term allied occupation of Iraq could face serious resistance, leading to more deaths on both sides.

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  7. Christians believe that life is sacred. Therefore they feel that they should show responsibility towards life.

    Christian baptism marks the beginning of eternal life. Christians believe that at Baptism the child is born again as a child of God. They consider children to be a gift from God. The symbolism of baptism means that the child will walk in the light of Christ and will be loved by parents and brought up as a Christian. The sacrament of baptism marks the start of a new life with God. God has a relationship with individuals from the beginning. This is emphasized by the baptism service.

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  8. Violence in Movies Bulling Our Youth

    However, please think twice about the films that you have seen ... Do they really present any useful or positive solutions for problems as has been claimed? And in how many films do we see, the bad guy sentenced by a judge and sent to jail according to the law? No, most films portraying one solution. That is the good guy kills the bad guy. Is this hero's solution suitable to prepare people, especially kids, for real life? If your answer is Yes, what kind of life do you imagine? One of harmony or one of savaging?

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  9. Christians believe life is a gift from God, and therefore it is sacred. Christians believe that because God created life, life has a special relationship with God.

    There are therefore different views about when life begins amongst Christians. This will have some bearing on life, related to issues such as abortion. From teachings in the book of Genesis Christians understand they have a role in the world, which is to look after the creation. This is the notion of stewardship. They must care for the environment and everything in it, including people. Jesus also taught that we must care for others. As a result of this teaching, Christians believe they should do this for someone who needs it, at any stage of life.

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  10. 'In the light of ethical theory, discuss arguments for and against pacifism.'

    Another argument in favour of pacifism is that of the Hebrew idea of Shalom. Shalom is a Hebrew word, which can be translated to mean peace. However the idea behind shalom is much more than peace. It embraces wholeness, a complete well-being, and a lively harmony. It is about trust, openness, caring and justice. Shalom is a gift from God and was brought to earth by Jesus. Different Christian organisations have taken what the Bible teaches about pacifism and interpreted it to be part of what their faith teaches.

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  11. How Warlike Were The Sioux?

    Travellers and settlers introduced them to the Plains Indians from the East. It was obtained by trading and during fights with non-Indians and other nations. The coup stick was a weapon used only by the Plains Indians. The Indians did not believe it right to kill others and in so small fights with other nations. Instead they saw it as far greater to touch each other with the coup stick with the coup stick and if touched, the warrior would drop out of the fight. The only time the Sioux killed their enemies in battle was against their traditional enemies such as the Crow and Pawnee.

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  12. I'm going to talk to you about football. Don't you all think that it's great how Man U are top of the league? No

    In the 1900s football began to become a more civilised game, played mainly for the pleasure of people. The fights and rivalry stopped and so did most means of violence. Sixty odd years later the phrase 'football hooliganism' came about, firstly, in Britain and it soon followed all around Europe. Britain was and still is seen as the main origin of hooliganism, it was therefore seen as the main cause of any acts of violence in football matches around the world. Statistics, from a recently carried out survey that categorised thirteen of Europe's major footballing countries into five groups, show that Britain has the highest rate of violence, racism, and hooliganism and was the only country in group one.

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  13. Suffering, Death and Resurrection - "A cross or crucifix is not suitable for a piece of jewellery"

    So this makes across or crucifix not suitable to wear as a piece of jewellery as the attitude behind wearing it is wrong. A religious symbol should represent your beliefs- not your wealth. Some people wear jewellery because it shows their wealth, but others wear jewellery to look good and attractive. If a cross or crucifix is to represent a person's looks then again the wrong attitude is behind wearing it. This is because the cross is an important symbol to Christians and should be respected and not worn just to look attractive, but should be worn because you are proud to be a Christian and believe in the beliefs of Christianity.

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  14. Describe And Explain Christian Teachings About Human Rights

    The teachings of Jesus tell Christians to treat each other equally. This is because life is sacred and in the eyes of God everyone is equal. Christians should always remember the sanctity of life. The teaching that 'life is God given'. (Genesis 1:27). As a result of this 'All life deserves respect'. (1 Corinthians 3:16-17). Not respecting a life would be similar to not respecting God. As God went to so much trouble to create life it would be wrong to destroy it, so 'Life should not be destroyed'. (Exodus 20.13).

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  15. Investigate domestic violence and the reasons why it occurs

    The second concept that I am going to look at is the word Victim. A victim means a person who is injured or hurt by another as the result of an event or circumstance. In this case, the woman is assaulted by her husband. I chose this word to use as one of my concepts as the word victim plays a big part when looking at domestic violence. 'Wife battering, all in the family' is a study written by Elizabeth A Stanko, which claims that only 1 out of every 270 cases of domestic violence, is reported.

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  16. Domestic Violence

    Women on the other hand are supposed to be submissive and unquestioning of this authority. Also in the booklet Donovan says that many women will have attempted to make a go of a violent marriage for the sake of their children. The threat of loosing their children (particularly if they cannot find a place to live) is another reason why women stay. Closer to the present, however, in late November 2001, Patrick Wintour and John Carvel wrote an article in the 'society' section of the Guardian newspaper.

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  17. How should authorities handle protest groups of up to 100,000 protesters?

    They basically ride around city centers on their bikes. A few hundred people normally turn up each month to generally irritate British drivers in attempt to get more people to do the same. (www.critical-mass.org. 1st October 2001) However in Italy a different kind of demonstration is going on, a more violent demonstration is about to start. The main eight world leaders of the United Kingdom, United States, Italy, Germany, France, Japan, Canada and Russia meet up annually to discuss world economical issues, so then a protest is called to demand better rights and freedoms for immigrants and refugees. It is the start of the demonstration against the G8 summit.

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  18. Violence Is The Province Of Evil People/evil Nations

    were to be found .It has been speculated that the violence inflicted on the people by the fire and brimstone had to do with "the ignition of natural gases by lightning, in association with an earthquake disturbance in this rift valley, which possibly started the conflagration with its rain of sulphurous fire and the pall of asphalt smoke". A counter philosophical position seems to suggest that Sodom and Gomorra's destruction would never the less be supernatural for the timing and the extent of the fiery havoc "were precisely ordered to fulfill the announced word of God and the discriminatory purpose of his judgement".

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  19. T.V and video Violence Article Evaluation

    She is against violent movies, videos and television programs and children being able to view them. She doesn't like children mimicking the violence they see on T.V and video that are being broadcast early in the afternoon so that the children can watch it. The headline could also mean that people who won't accept the truth are mediocre. In the opening paragraphs Melanie Philips uses a conversational tone to entice you into reading her views. She also uses rhetorical questions to make it feel like she is talking to you.

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  20. Rich and Poor

    However one of the problems with the workforce is the fact that if one employee makes a stand they are fired, there are always many more willing workers to take the persons place. Christians feel that this is very unfair as the worker is only standing up for their rights as a citizen of humanity. Leo says, "I really want workers to be valued and not treated as commodities which can be discarded. Without us no shoes would be made, yet our own children don't even wear shoes!

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  21. What Christian Teaching I Would Include In A Booklet On Warfare?

    Adolf Hitler in World War 2, and Joseph Stalin). The final commandment I would use in a booklet about warfare would be remember the Sabbath day and keep it holy, and if you're fighting in a war, then there is no way that you are going to be able to stop the fighting every Sunday, just so the Christians can keep it holy, is there? I would also have to bring situation ethics into the equation, because in situation ethics, you are supposed to do the most loving thing, and I don't really see how the most loving thing

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  22. How far do you agree with the claim that the Duke of Northumberland’s unscrupulous conduct as a ruler was necessary in order to solve the problems left by the Duke of Somerset? Give reasons and evidence.

    He also made a deal with France so that they would get back Boulogne early, and for a smaller sum of money. Though this was potentially very embarrassing to England, Northumberland had decided that the country's financial well-being was more important than its reputation abroad. Though the reputation of England abroad seems a trivial thing now, in the 16th Century it was of utmost importance. Leaders were often judged by how well they conducted their military campaigns, and the peace treaty with France and Scotland could have showed leaders of other countries that England was weak, and encouraged them to declare war.

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