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  1. Theory of Knowledge outline

    What is 'Religion' exactly? (defined above) B Treatment of Knowledge issues 1. Every person is entitled to their own opinions; religion is one of those 'entitlements'. Religion can come in different forms - there is the Catholic religion, just as there is the Christian religion, also the Atheist, Agnostic, Satanism, Buddhism, Stalinism, and Muslim religions, etc... However with religion, come's several different faiths and beliefs, which creates a complexity in how to justify the 'good' and the 'bad' when there are different moral beliefs: * There are people who believe in a higher power such as a God and his 'books'; which can fall into several different religions that have different beliefs, rules and implications; e.g.

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  2. It what ways is Religion presented in the news?

    This is a type of media hype because by showing footage of the McCann family going to church, others will feel the need to as well, therefore promoting religion through other peoples suffering and need for support. The percentage of religious funerals in the UK is over 90%, compared to the number of church attendance, which is only 6%. These statistics promote the idea that Britain could be seen as a secular country because people care little for religious beliefs while they are living, but once a family member dies they see it as better to 'send them off' correctly, in hope that heaven (or God)

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  3. Free essay

    outline catholic teaching on wealth and poverty

    The Old Testament had a long standing tradition of seeing wealth as a positive statement of God's blessing. In Genesis 13 for example, Abraham is said to have been very wealthy in property and precious metals. In Chapter 14 it is apparent that God was the one who blessed Abraham and made him prosper. The book of Proverbs however teaches us "When you give to the poor, it is like lending to the Lord and the Lord will pay you back".

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    Poetry From Other Cultures Essay

    There are many different types of oppression and they include racism and hatred. The oppression which is in both of the poems is very similar. In "the poem of Jo´┐Żo", the oppressors are the Portuguese. They are the oppressors because they just went to Mozambique, then took away their way of life and made them live as if they were actually Portuguese people. Noemia De Sousa's personal experience of oppression when she was growing up was racism and hatred that was aimed at all black people from the Portuguese. In the poem "Still I Rise", the main oppressors are racist people in America, and the Slave Trade across the world and its legacy.

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  5. Born Again Christian

    For some born again Christians, finding God doesn't only change your mind but your actions. Johnny Cash, for example was not only a fantastic songwriter, singer and guitarist, but also a devoted family man. For Johnny it had not always been this easy. When he was twelve, his brother Jack, his hero, was killing in a horrific accident whilst sawing wood for fence posts. This incident had a strong and lasting impact on Johnny's life. Later in Johnny's life he joined the air force. In this time, he found his music comforting, but was still quoted as saying "All through the air force, I was lonely for those three years."

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    According to the teachings of Christianity and Islam what is their attitude towards sexism

    And if she did not have her head covered her hair should all be cut off. Men do not have to have their head covered because they are the "image and glory of God; but woman is the glory of man." This is sexist because they are saying that men where created in the image of God, but women where only created for men, not because God wanted to create them, this could be used as a way of mistreating women as well, as they where only created for the needs of men.

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  7. 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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  8. Their Eyes Were Watching God is an interesting book. To me it is the story of a woman named Janie who is a born survivor. Although her life is a constant struggle against poverty, racism, and sexism

    Logan's pride in his young bride fades and he demands that she help with his chores. He says she is spoiled and not too good to chop wood. Janie stands up to him and says, "Ah'm just as stiff as you is stout. If you can stand not to chop and tote wood Ah reckon you can stand not to git no dinner. 'Scuse mah freezolity, Mist' Killicks, but Ah don't mean to chop de first chip." Logan later says he is going to town to get another mule so she can work the fields with him.

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  9. Certain groups in society still experience prejudice and discrimination. How does this affect the experience and delivery of care? In what ways have predjudice and discrimination been challenged in care settings?

    Discrimination is having and using power to enforce this belief for example asking a friend or support worker of the individual if they want a drink rather than asking them directly. A more affecting example of this can be found with Lorna. She was encouraged by school teachers to take part in athletics rather than biology, despite her own preferences, highlighting the belief that African Caribbean people excel in sports (Unit 3 p81). This limits Lorna's access to education and knowledge and causes bad feeling between her and the education system as a whole.

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    Explain what Christians believe about the sanctity of human life and especially their responsibility for those at the beginning and those at the end of life.

    Christians who protest over Abortion and Euthanasia use the bible to show that Abortion and Euthanasia are wrong. Some Quotes used are: Genesis 1:27 "So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them." This would show that we were all created to be like God. This means God is in each one of us. When Abortion or Euthanasia happens, it is the killing of another person, so this would mean you are killing part of God. This also teaches that Christians should help each other and look after each other as this would mean that they are helping and looking after God.

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  11. 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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  12. Religion and life coursework 1

    I think that we need to try and put any differences aside and get together, however I know that this will most likely take a lot of time. I know that this separation has been made by both groups of people and is defiantly not only provoked by one religious group. If we are to have a sustainable peace then we must negotiate.

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  13. English Creative Writing

    It sounds silly but I had butterflies in the pit of my stomach. I hadn't felt this good since I won the spelling test in primary school. My parents always said that I was special and everyone would value me for who I am, like Allah does, but evidently life doesn't happen that way. Who is this God I worship? I devote my life, praying to my faith, all for this! Last Thursday it got to the point of no return. When I came home with a scratch from my forehead to my lower neck my parents said, "I don't want you to let anyone hurt you anymore".

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  14. From a study of British history, can we say that Britain is a racially tolerant country? A tolerant question by Colin Holmes, addresses the same issue, do you agree with his interpretations.

    He has written many publications on the history of immigration and minority groups. His famous books include 'Immigrants and Minorities in British Society in 1978, Immigration and British Society in 1871-1971 (1988).' Colin Holmes is a professional historian from a highly regarded university. Therefore, his views are likely to be reliable. The fact that Colin Holmes was a lecturer at a highly regarded university directs us to the view that he is a professional. He has also published a book that did extremely well which shows he had a great understanding of immigration and his views were highly regarded.

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  15. Explain why the bible is important to Christians

    To a Christian the bible is no ordinary book - it is sacred, holy and inspired. Christians believe the bible is in some way the word of God, which can teach, inspire and guide them in their everyday lives. Bible studies may be applied to the problems of every day living. The bible teaches us how to conduct ourselves in a personal manner as well as in family matters and church matters. These may be personal problems or social problems like racism or war. By doing this, Christians try to come to a deeper understanding of their faith and the way it can be applied to their lives in the modern world.

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  16. Explain what Christians believe about their responsibility for others whatever their race, colour, gender or disability. Use Bible passages

    Organisations such as CAFOD, and other life saving organisations which don't discriminate. A good example of what Christians should be like and an example that should be followed is the story of the Good Samaritan. Luke 10: 25-37. This parable sums up the way Christians and all people should treat each other, loving their neighbour as they would like to be loved. The parable also gives us an insight in to the fact that sometimes we have to break traditions in order to live up to Jesus' teaching. Because the Samaritan, traditionally, shouldn't help the man as the two of them are separated by old prejudices.

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  17. Prejudice and descrimination

    In this article I will be explain what we, as Christians, can do to prevent it. Now, to prevent prejudice, you must start by dealing with your own prejudice and setting a good example to others. You must learn to abide by that most challenging command of Christ to his followers: "Love one another as I have loved you" Try to have a wide variety of friends, from all races and religions - this will show others that you are not prejudice. Don't ever accept racism or racist jokes and stand up for those who are suffering from prejudice.

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  18. In "Cry, The Beloved Country," does Alan Paton reflect or challenge the cultural values of South Africa?

    Although the majority of the blacks or whites are religious, the poorer people (blacks) were more pious due to the faith they had in order to become as accomplished as the whites; nonetheless, some decided that it is not necessary to evolve into an accomplished person due to the statement Mr. Msimangu referred to: "They say he preaches of a world not made by hands, while in the streets about him men suffer and struggle and die." Msimangu explains that blacks should not worry about their misery life since they would have a better living in the other.

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  19. Describe Christian Attitudes to Fertility Treatments and Use of Human Embryos

    However, the Church of England disagree, saying that the benefits of experimentation on human embryos outweighs the potential danger, as diseases such as Parkinson's or cystic fibrosis could be cured. They agree with the H that embryos up to 14 days old can be used, but embryos should not be made solely for scientific research. They believe that perhaps human discovery and intervention can also be thought of as resulting from the exercise of God-given powers of mind and reason.

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  20. comment on how the advertising campaign you have reviewed promotes the concerns and ideology of the Commission for Racial Equality.

    Covert is the hidden form of racism: for example, a white person being chosen for a job instead of a black person, or a white child getting a higher grade than a black child for the same quality of work. Overt is an obvious racism such as a physical attack or verbal abuse; this may be a mugging on somebody because of his or her race or it could be someone being shouted racist remarks at from across a street.

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  21. Religion and medical issues

    Also, there is a similar treatment. It is when both egg and sperm are from unknown people and are fertilised by IVF and put into the wife's womb, which is called Embryo Donation. Finally, the last treatment is surrogacy, which is when, egg or sperm by the wife or husband is fertilised by IVF and placed in another woman's womb. At birth, the baby is handed to the husband and wife immediately. All of these treatments cost a lot of money.

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  22. What biblical and church teachings might be used in a discussion about abortion?

    They might use Luke 12:6-7 to support this belief, "Are not sparrows sold for two pennies? Yet not one of them is forgotten by God. Indeed the very hairs on your head are counted. Don't be afraid - you are worth more than many sparrows." This means that God cares about all of his creations, even the sparrows, and God promises that human beings much more valuable to him than sparrows. God knows every little detail about every person and everyone is unique.

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  23. Describe Christian Teachings On Prejudice and Discrimination

    The Methodist church said, "Discrimination contradicts the gospel." Some Christians believe that discrimination and prejudice are insults to God, as "Christ is all, Christ is in all," Colossians 3:5. They believe that God doesn't even see race, let alone have "favourites" so Christians should never practise favouritism. This supports the biblical text from James 2:1 "Never treat people in different ways according to their appearance." James was particularly talking about treating people differently due to their wealth and their social standing.

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  24. Looking at James McBride and his mother, Ruth McBride.

    Nevertheless, the quotes " too many rules to follow" , " too many forbidden" , "you cant's" , " you mustn't" expand the part of the reason for Ruth not being a Jews anymore, it just seems that they were limited to certain areas of actions, ways of thinking as well as the speech which will be tedious for those people like Ruth.

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  25. What is meant by the word 'Racism'?

    Cultural racism is when a person or a group of people are racist towards others because of their culture, race or ethnicity. Institutional or systemic racism is racism that takes place in workplaces and some institutions. This kind of racism comes into practise in employment selection and recruitment, promotions, status and salary scales. In such occasions equal opportunities will be denied. In the UK, the governments 'Equal Opportunities' policy2 address the issue of racism and tries to eliminate such attitudes in employment sectors.

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