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  1. Ethics Coursework

    The alien living with you must be treated as one of your native-born. Love him as yourself, for you were aliens in Egypt. I am the Lord your God." Christians must not discriminate a person because they are an alien to their land. Christians must remember that their ancestors (Jews) were once foreign in Egypt and so they would not like themselves to be treated with such disrespect as the Jews in Egypt were. Agape The principle of agape states treat others as you yourself would like to be treated. Christians should therefore put themselves in the shoes of a person of a discriminated race and see how they feel to be treated in a negative way; therefore they should treat alien races as they themselves would like to be treated.

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  2. Religion and life coursework

    In Christianity it is believed Jesus was capable of healing the sick and altering the laws of nature. He turned water into wine and walked on water. The greatest miracle of Jesus was rising from the dead. In Hinduism on 21st October 1995, in y temples and homes around the world, Ganesh statues seemed to miraculously drink milk that was offered to them. Many religions believe that miracles still happen today, for example people suffering from incurable diseases are healed by prayers.

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  3. show racism the red card'

    This racism will have psychological effect over the black players and that will harm their future. Parents' from ethnic background have taken part to guide and lead their children to behave in a certain way, to get them better education, better job and life. Most parents do not encourage their kids to be footballers as a main job but they don't mind them playing football as an entertainment. They think that they don't get respected from the society. They would rather do a good science degree like being a doctor , pharmacist ,,,etc rather than wasting their time with football .

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  4. Women and Man are Equal in Gods Eyes

    Moody, the founder of Moody Bible Institute was dead and so, therefore, we are unaware of his thoughts on the matter. Hassey does state that, "Although Moody bible Institute leaders may not have always explicitly encouraged women to preach, pastor, or seek ordination, their implicit endorsement of women in those roles for over forty years cannot be denied"4 It could be assumed based on the leaders to follow that this practice possibly was never encouraged. In 1889 a pastor A.J.

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  5. Examine the rituals and teachings which are associated with circumcision and Bar Mitzvah(20 marks) Two very important rites of passage within Judaism are circumcision and Bar Mitzvah

    The baby is placed on a cushion on the sandek's lap whilst the mohel performs the circumcision, because the sandek's lap is considered equivalent to the altar of the Temple itself and a Cabbalistic tradition says that the sandek is spiritually linked to the child. Prayers are recited throughout the ceremony, and a special blessing is said over wine afterwards, and the baby is given his Hebrew name, to keep in tradition with God changing Abraham's name from Avram during his circumcision.

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  6. What is a Parable? EXTENDED COURSEWORK

    Jesus used Parables to act as pictures to tell these Parables. He was the main teacher of Parables. Parables have basic meanings, which teach us how to live, as God wants us to. These Parables are associated with everyday life, easy to understand and remember, and were very effective in Jesus' ministry. Both Preachers and Teachers would use Parables as a way to explain the principle. A true Parable would not be explained after being told, so the listeners were left to think and discover the meanings for themselves. This is why they are referred to as 'hidden meanings'.

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  7. Pslam 127

    Verses 1 and 2 emphatically point out the significance of divine providence in human life; vv. 3-5, on the other hand, praise the blessing of God as exhibited by a goodly number of children. Both parts are in the form of an enlarged 'Wisdom saying' and for that reason have probably here been combined in a single 'psalm.'" Others, while believing the two parts of the Psalm to be somewhat independent, acknowledge a correlation in thought. For instance, Gaebelein and Polcyn argue that while the psalm is separated into two distinct themes, these themes are inter-related through contrast. "The first strophe teaches the lesson of divine sovereignty over human enterprise by way of warning against self-sufficiency.

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  8. Hindu teachings on marriage and divorce: they believe that sex is a gift from god, but they think it should only happen in marriage

    - Omniscient: belief that god knows everything that has happened and everything that is going to happen. - Agnosticism: not being sure whether god exists. - Atheism: believing that god does not exist. - evil and suffering causes problems for religious believers if god is good he must get rid of suffering, if god is all knowing he must have known what suffering would result from creating the world and if god is all powerful he must be able to prevent or get rid of suffering. - Hindus believe that suffering is an essential part of samsara.

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  9. Racism. How might Christians react to racism?

    Adam and eve were created in God's image. "So god created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him: male and female he created them" (Genesis 1:27) Adam and Eve were created in the image of God, and God does not judge people, no matter what language they speak, colour of skin or religion. The human race was created in his image and respected. In the bible it is said that people will be contracted a place in heaven, if they help others regardless of how different they are.

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  10. THE POISONWOOD BIBLE 'Cultural arrogance is presented as the great sin of the West and traditional forms of Christianity as one of this sin's primary vehicles.' How do you respond to Kingsolver's portrayal of Christianity?

    Her language sounds homiletic and parroted, which shows us she has been thoroughly indoctrinated. She is passive in the face of her father's domination - 'She wouldn't go against him, of course' - providing evidence that religion can be used as a tool to wield power. Ruth May, although only five, clearly understands Nathan's expectations of submission, 'He doesn't approve talking back' - a telling point when we consider how semi-developed her understanding of life can be. She names her toy monkey-sock 'St Matthew' - this shows how thoroughly a system of beliefs can penetrate the minds of children, and

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  11. The murder of Emmet Till in Gwendolyn Brooks' Lines

    A friend of his, who was the close witness of the "wolf-whistling" event, John Milton Wesley, remembers Emmet as talking continuously, seeming more mature for his age, wearing a straw hat, having funny-looking, light-coloured eyes and adds: "all the girls thought he was cute."3 Of course, he talks about the black girls, as it was a utopia for them to be liked by white girls, and flirting with them was beyond a utopia. White girlfriends were the "forbidden fruit" for them and like other black boys who came from up North, Emmet was telling them stories about his white girlfriends in Chicago, which was a fantastic idea for the black boys in Missisipi.

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  12. What is Racism?

    Ethnic, religious and cultural racism was evident against, for example, Jews, Catholics, gypsies and Slavs. To a lesser degree, there are political movements in almost every European country who currently identify and exploit differences between groups to gain popularity. In Britain, the British National Party has gained local council representation in Burnley, and in France there is a right wing party led by Le Pen. There are different reasons why some people become racist. One of the usual causes is a result of attitudes they have inherited from their parents, families and peers.

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  13. Study of parables taken from Luke's Gospel

    For example in the parable of the "lost son" also known as the "prodigal son". The forgiveness from the kingdom of God is compared to human forgiveness. Another example is in the parable of "the lost sheep" where we humans are compared with sheep that go astray. Some parables are very short, with one or two lines. For example: "People who are well do not need a doctor, but only those who are sick." This is followed by the parallel meaning:" I have not come to heal respectable people to repent, but outcasts." This parable is found in Luke 5:31-32.

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  14. Racism. I plan to address the nature, different types and reasons for racism, and also describe the teachings of Christianity,

    I think people who are white sometimes show prejudice towards black people and also the other way around. Racists are often violent" I was given a more sophisticated reply from a twenty-five year old who responded "I consider that racism is the belief that some people are better than others for reasons only related to the characteristics and abilities held by different races. This is very similar to the dictionaries definition. The final person I asked was a fifty year old who answered "I believe racism is when people impose unfair treatment or violence to people who belong to a different race to themselves.

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  15. Racism. In South Africa a relatively small white population ruled the black majority for hundreds of years. Racism is anything said or done to harm, ridicule or disadvantage someone from another race.

    Those who are being victimised may become racist back, as a way of dealing with what is happening. If you are being picked on by racists, you might become lonely and depressed. You might try to avoid situations where racism could occur, and pretend to be ill, or play truant from school. If you are experiencing threats or violence, you might become scared to leave the safety of home. The worry could make it difficult to sleep properly, and your work might suffer. Sometimes people who are experiencing racism start to accept it as a way of life, and expect racist incidents to continue.

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  16. The Lord's Prayer is the most widely used prayer in the Christian community.

    Also, the context in which Jesus meant to Prayer to be used. We will touch briefly on the literary elements surrounding the Lord's Prayer. The Lord's Prayer appears in only twice in the gospel, once in Matt 6:9-13 and again in Luke 11:2-4. There has been much controversy as to why both the context and the contents of each version are different. The shorter version appears in Luke, where the context is Jesus was seen praying, after which the disciples ask Jesus to "teach them how to pray".

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  17. Describe from Luke's gospel how Jesus presented his teachings through parables.

    The definition from the Collins English Dictionary of a parable is "a story that illustrates a religious meaning." A parable has been described as "an earthly story with a heavenly meaning" Why did Jesus teach in parables? In Jesus' teachings, He uses parables to teach his people how to live their lives. He does this by comparing life on earth to the kingdom of God. To help people understand, He used examples of people in everyday life to base his stories on, so that the people to whom he was teaching could relate to what he was saying and use the meanings of the parables in their everyday lives.

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  18. Examine the theological arguments for and against the ordination of women to the priesthood.

    To theologically examine the arguments we have to understand the historical and theological Christ. Jesus was the Son of God, the incarnation and human form of God. Therefore God's teachings represent Jesus' and vice versa. In Genesis 2: 18-23 God specifically made a woman out of a man, apparently implying male supremacy. Yet Genesis 1:27 reads "God created human beings, making them to be like himself. He created them male and female." Backed up with further passages(Galatians 3:28 and Acts 10:34) we can see the first theological belief in equality. However this also shows that the Bible can be a questionable source for issues such as ordination considering these Genesis passages are reasonably inconsistent.

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  19. Racism - a christian perspective.

    There are two known sections of the Bible, the Old Testament and the New Testament. Christians consult the Bible because they see it as the 'Word of God' which means that it is a way in which God communicates with human beings. Some Christians believe that the Bible is literally the 'Word of God' whereas others believe that the writers of the Bible were inspired by God but also have views of the writers as well. The contents and teachings of the Bible can be interpreted in different ways, which can lead to disagreements between Christians.

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  20. The Screwtape Letters: An Exploration of Christianity.

    It may seem innocent enough, but this is where the church falls apart. Churches, in this sense, are a contradiction to Christianity. Christianity is about unity and love. Dividing the Christian faith into denominations creates a sense of competition and distinction, maybe even a sort of prejudice from one church to another. Sure, not everybody believes in the same thing and there are many interpretations of the Bible but they still should have the base at which they can identify with one another. They all believe that a great man walked on this earth and changed the way we think.

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  21. Women have a higher profile and feel more equal to men in Christianity than in Islam.

    * The Bible is the book containing Jesus' stories and miracles and God's teachings, and is followed by Christians. Furthermore modern day Christianity is very open and Christians can choose to pray in a church/cathedral or at home or where they are peaceful. It is thought that 33% of people in the world are Christian and 71.6% of people in England and Wales are Christian. In the past priests and vicars were strictly for men only but since only 1994 woman are allowed to be vicars too, but this is still mot allowed in the Roman Catholics churches.

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  22. I have chosen to carry out my investigation on 'racism' - The hypothesis I have set myself is 'Racism is Wrong'.

    There fore I will have to work on secondary information rather then primary. Interviews are also good because they are a good source or primary information and should be reliable hopefully, also the interview should be truthful. When the interview is carried out the person usually gives detailed responses, the interview if asked the right questions can get both sides of the issue. Surveys are good because they are source of primary information also there is lots of data to look from, surveys are usually accurate and reliable.

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  23. Describe how a Christian may follow the call to discipleship through daily life and work.

    Of course when Jesus called his disciples two thousand years ago, there were certain qualities expected of them, which will differ dramatically to the qualities expected in the modern era. The first disciples, Simon, Andrew, James and John had to be extremely brave and trusting and follow Jesus with irrational obedience, something, which nowadays would not happen because people are not either as imprudent or as gullible as the disciples Jesus chose. A disciple can be defined as someone who follows a teacher and learns from him/her.

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  24. Marriage and relationships, a religious view.

    Sexual union is basic to a marriage 2. 2. Through marriage two people become a single living, thinking and feeling unit. Fornication: "Keep away from sexual immorality. All other sins that someone may commit are done outside the body; but the sexually immoral person sins against his own body. Do you not realise that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you and whom you received from God? You are not your own property, then; you have been bought at a price.

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  25. Prejudice and Discrimination - Describe the teachings of Christianity about discrimination and prejudice and how people should be treated.

    When God created the earth he created Adam and Eve, a man and a woman. Over many years different races have evolved, some Christians would say this was God's doing. Either way all races and walks of life began from Adam and Eve and are therefore are equal. The only reason people are not treated equal is because of the way people have acted, not because of how they were created. If any Christian discriminates against another person then they have gone against God's plan and have sinned.

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  • To what extent was American society racist in the 1920s?

    "To conclude, I believe that American society was very racist in the 1920s. This started off with the Jim Crow Laws in the southern states and then the 'resurrection' of the Ku Klux Klan. The treatment towards the Black American degraded at a very fast rate and so they decided to move to the northern states where there was a less concentration of them. However, the Americans there were racist as well and the police and courts didn't do anything about it as they too were racist. Even though treatment towards Blacks slightly improved due to organisations such as the UNIA, overall, they were seen as 'an inferior race' and it would be a while until treatment towards Blacks greatly improved. Mamoon Ahmad Bradford Grammar School 4DRo Mr. Reed-Purvis GCSE History"

  • Compare and Contrast the Following Poems: Telephone Conversation by Wole Soyinka, In-a Brixtan Markit by James Berry, On the Subway by Sharon Olds and On an Afternoon Train from Purley to Victoria by James Berry.

    "Both "On the Subway" and "Telephone Conversation" are about people hastily jumping to conclusions, rather than thinking for themselves. The existence of racism itself has to do with the unfairness off people, who do not think off others and the consequences of their words. All the poems show what we should think before we make remarks or are unjust to someone just because of their colour. 1 1 Kritank Gupta"

  • Having read Free Dinners' from Come to Mecca analyse Farrukh Dhondy's prsentation of the character of Lorraine.

    "Conclusions- it is joining together to give us positive and negative and very sad ending by watching Lorraine suffering as a prostitute. This story written to give us some knowledged about some people suffers from joining two different cultures. Culture, which is joined by love without thinking about the future. The story is written to spread the message that prejudice is an act that often misleads people to wrong ways and sometime waste thier talent and their life. Racism often leads to many complications and perilous cases to violence and riots and divides the communities in half. That's what Farrukh Dhondy tries to explain and spread this message to the world that two communities only come together when racism die and until we understand each other's communities properly and try to increase the peace."

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