"In what ways does the Resurrection of Jesus affect a Christians actions in worship and everyday life?"
Peter Abel The Resurrection - Influence "In what ways does the Resurrection of Jesus affect a Christians actions in worship and everyday life?" The resurrection affects a Christian's actions in everyday life in many ways. Christians believe that death is not the end, therefore they help dying people in the form of hospices. The hospice movement is aimed at seeking the best quality of life for patients with terminal illnesses. They are also aimed a caring for the family, before and after the patient has died, and providing a dignified way of death. However, the hospices are not aimed at curing patients, only caring and helping to, 'Live until you die.' Liz Gamlen works in a hospice, and she believes that they can show, "How we can deal with death and distress, and that most people beyond cure should not be abandoned." The people of Lisburn used their Church building to show their belief in the resurrection, because after a bomb shattered pieces of glass in the stained glass window, they used the shards of glass to create a new window representing the resurrection. They did this because Christians believe that even when something is destroyed, something new can be created from the ruins. The resurrection effects funeral services, because they can be more cheerful than other funeral services, because death is only 'passing into life,' and also, 'Death has lost its sting.'
Should Capital Punishment Be Brought Back Into the U.K.?
Ed Daggett November 01 SHOULD CAPITAL PUNISHMENT BE BROUGHT BACK INTO THE U.K? In December 1969, hanging for murder was abolished in Britain. Since then there have been varying views and some still feel that the bible is right. In the Gospel according to Matthew, Jesus says in the Sermon on the Mount, "An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth." In other words if someone does something wrong then it should be done back to them. These days this is considered inhumane. I do not agree with capital punishment for any crime. I also think that if a person is killed for a murder then this is not a true punishment. A person should be given a life sentence instead. In prison the person's livelihood is taken away and they suffer and they have to think about what they have done and that is a real punishment. The U.K. is a very civilised country. It gives us the right of free speech and we live in an almost perfect democracy. Capital Punishment has been recognised as a civilised way of disposing a country of their unwanted criminals at one time in their history. This is true in the U.K. as well. Slowly countries that claim it is uncivilised to kill people for crimes they have committed have abolished the death penalty. I will also look at the impact of the death penalty on crime figures in Britain before and after 1969. Over the years countries have tried to
Capital punishment has been a very controversial issue for many years. It is illegal in many countries but in 2001, 66 people were put to death in the States and right now there are 167 prisoners on death row. In the film Dead Man Walking.
Capital punishment has been a very controversial issue for many years. It is illegal in many countries but in 2001, 66 people were put to death in the States and right now there are 167 prisoners on death row. In the film Dead Man Walking, it follows the incidents surrounding convicted murderer and rapist Matthew Poncelet. He has been on death row in Louisiana for six years and is soon to be executed after many appeals to the state and federal courts. Dead Man Walking deals with many issues surrounding capital punishment, and manages to present them in a fair and unbiased way. Whether you already have a view on capital punishment or not, this film will still challenge your perception of the issue. In the beginning, the first thing strikes us about the film is the music. As the titles appear on the screen, very spiritual, exotic music plays in the background. This is a bit of a strange choice, as the film is set in America, and normally this type of film would involve very orchestral, classical music (think Steven Spielberg type heart-rending epic scores.) This choice of music doesn't make the film overtly sentimental, and more 'down to earth.' If the director were to have chosen very classical music, it would undermine the film's credibility and the seriousness of the matter. Eddie Vedder, who is a well-known rock/folk musician also guest stars on the soundtrack, duetting
Capital punishment is the infliction of death by an authorized public authority as punishment for a crime.
Capital punishment is the infliction of death by an authorized public authority as punishment for a crime. In most jurisdictions where it remains, its use is limited to those who have been convicted of murder, although in some countries where its use is more frequent it is imposed as a penalty for other offences such as armed robbery (in certain African countries), large-scale embezzlement of state property (the former Soviet Union), rape and gang-fighting (China), and drug-trafficking (Thailand). A UN survey in 1990 revealed that forty-three countries had abolished the death penalty entirely, seventeen had retained it but only for exceptional crimes such as treason, twenty-four had retained it but not used it for at least ten years, and ninety-seven were still using it. The abolitionist countries were widely scattered, including, for example, the Philippines and Namibia, but were mostly to be found in Europe and Latin America. Although the number of abolitionist states had doubled since the previous survey in 1967, the UN found unwavering official support for capital punishment in many countries in the Middle East, Africa, and Asia. Islamic law (the sharia) imposes capital punishment for certain offences, and capital punishment is enforced in those countries where the sharia forms the legal code, and in many countries where the sharia is drawn on as the basis for the legal
"Christians Would Never Agree With Capital Punishment." Do You Agree?
"Christians Would Never Agree With Capital Punishment." Do You Agree? On one hand some would agree with this statement, as capital punishment goes against the commandment 'Do not commit murder'. Christians should follow this extremely important rule; surely killing a murderer makes the executioner a murderer as well? Jesus taught his followers about the concept of forgiveness, he told them to 'love your enemies'. If we kill people for their crimes, we are not giving them a chance to admit they have done wrong and repent. Jesus taught his followers the right way to pray, 'Forgive us our sins, as we forgive those who have sinned against us.' Jesus also said in the Bible 'Turn the other cheek.' This clearly displays that fighting back or killing someone because they have committed a murder, is not the way we should go about things. Also if a criminal is later found that they are actually innocent, they can not be brought back from the dead. Sister Helen Préjean is a spiritual adviser who goes around to people on death row oferring them support and helping them realise that God has forgiven their sins and he will always be with them. Helen is strongly against capital punishment; she has witnessed several executions in her lifetime and believes that it solves nothing, except one less life. Like a lot of other Christians she believes that there are other ways of punishing
"Death is nothing to us." How good are the Epicurean arguments for this claim?
Epicureanism is one of the philosophical schools of thought that was very popular during the Hellenistic period and was originally founded by Epicurus who lived from 341-270 BC. Epicurus continuously rejected the belief that gods interfered in human life and/or caused natural events to occur. One of his arguments was that if they don't interfere in human life, they don't interfere in human death. If they have no interference in human affairs why should humans fear their interference later, and if they are not concerned with human affairs why should humans be concerned with them? He denied and dismissed Greek religion as mere mythology. He believes that if the gods were divine and immortal they have no need, no time, and no interest to interfere in human life, because they are outside it and live in another realm. "They dwell in no world but in the spaces which separate one world from another."1 He views happiness as a freedom from pain and attaining virtuous desires which are desires that are necessary such as food and sleep, etc. Epicurus believes that the mind and soul perishes when the body does, therefore there is no way one survives after death in anyway and he finds it silly for someone intellectual to believe in a judgement after death where one will be rewarded and punished for one's own actions in their lifetime. Lucretius presented a symmetry argument in
"Every country should retain the death penalty is the ultimate punishment" - Argue in favour or against this viewpoint, explaining your stance.
Moral Dilemmas: Capital Punishment Fatimah Jilani Capital Punishment Hypothesis: "Every country should retain the death penalty is the ultimate punishment." Argue in favour or against this viewpoint, explaining your stance. Everyone has different views on capital punishment, the reason and form it is carried out. Many people make their decisions under the influence of people around them, their residence, their ethnicity and religion, playing the biggest role in guiding people about issues such as capital punishment. Some people feel strongly for the death penalty and others do not. I shall specifically focus on the views of an utilatarianists and social contract theorists and from my own religious perspective as a Muslim. Capital punishment is the legal imposition of death as punishment for violating criminal law. Throughout history, people have been put to death for various forms of misconduct. Methods of execution include lethal injection, electrocution and hanging. About 85 nations have abolished the death penalty and almost an equal number still carry it out. Countries such as the United States of America and China continue to apply the death penalty and the U.S.A carry out just over half the executions in the world. Although the death penalty can be legally carried out in some countries, in 1965 the Parliament voted to abolish the death penalty for murder in the
"Everyone should enjoy their life and forget about what might happen next" Do you agree?
"Everyone should enjoy their life and forget about what might happen next" Do you agree? There are a few reasons to agree with this statement. If you are an atheist and do not believe in any form of god then you must finds this very hard to believe. Most religions promise a life after death for its followers in some shape or form. If you believe religion is one big con then you are hardly likely to believe that what its promising you will actually happen. The thought of a life after death is so far fetched that some people may not be able to see it as possible. For there to be life after death there must first be death. Death is, in my opinion not when your heart stops beating or even when you stop breathing as people have been known to recover from both of these conditions. It is when you stop using your brains, when brain activity ceases to exist is in my opinion. To think that someone can be resurrected from the dead and their mind work properly again is more science fiction that religion. There are reasons to disagree with this statement. This is that according to the Bible there is a life after death. Jesus says to the good thief who dies with him on the cross "Today you will be with me in paradise" The rest of Christian teaching relies on the principle of life after death, otherwise there is no point in being Christian other than sustaining the moral high ground.
"Explain how the beliefs you have outlined mitght be used by a Christian concerned about the issue of capital punishment
"Explain how the beliefs you have outlined might be used by a Christian concerned about the issue of capital punishment. Consider whether all Christians would respond in this way." Capital Punishment is also known as a death penalty. It is where a criminal is put to death because of the crime they have committed. The death penalty deters murder by putting the fear of death into killers. A person is less likely to do something, if he or she thinks that harm will come to him/her. Another way the death penalty deters murder, is the fact that if the killer is dead, he/she will not be able to kill again. When the death penalty is enforced, it shows society that committing a capital crime has deadly consequences. The reasons for someone to receive Capital Punishment is most obviously murder, if someone has murdered, they maybe receive Capital Punishment in some countries. The countries in which Capital Punishment is legal are Iraq, Russia, Islamic Countries, Pakistan and some states in the United States of America. Christians who are for capital punishment quote in the Old Testament 'an eye for eye, a tooth for tooth', which is also called the principle of revenge, or fair and equal justice. This suggests that the Bible is saying that if a person commits a crime such as murder, then the criminal should be treated with the same crime. This shows that the Bible says, that if a
Why do Hunters Kill?
Why do Hunters Kill? It is my feeling that hunting is not a sport, inasmuch as a sport is most often perceived as an organized activity performed for the entertainment of the participants and/or onlookers. Hunting is something that goes much deeper than that. I've been asked several times why hunters kill, when we could just as easily stalk our prey with a camera or binoculars, just for the thrill of being up close with a deer, turkey, or other game animal. The answer is simple: without the kill, we're not hunting. The kill is the culmination of the hunt. We're not fishing here; there's no catch-and-release option, it's all or nothing. Yes, it's fulfilling just to be in the woods with the animals, and to get up-close-and-personal with them. Yes, it's a thrill to have a deer walk by at 25 yards, totally unaware of my presence. But the kill is what makes it hunting. I've got to quote a favorite statement here: We don't hunt to kill, we kill in order to have hunted. I'm not sure of the source of this quote, but it's right on. We hunt for the thrill of the chase, and the ecstatic peace that comes with being out there trying to beat a wild animal at his own game. When the chance finally comes, there is no doubt; we will kill. But, can't we just stroll down to the grocery store and pick out a nice roast, instead of killing the poor forest creatures? Yep. But why should we?