RE - matters of life and death

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RE - matters of life and death
1 Life after Death
1.1 key words
1.1.1 near-death experience when someone about to die has an out of body experience
1.1.2 paranormal unexplained things which are thought to have spiritual causes eg/ ghosts/mediums
1.1.3 reincarnation when souls, after death, are reborn into a new body
1.1.4 resurrection when after death, the body stays in the grave until the end of the world, when it is raised
1.1.5 immorality of the soul the idea that the soul lives on after death
1.2 christian views
1.2.1 evangelical protestants jesus came back to life - resurrection believe in resurrection - "the rising again of the dead at the last judgement"
1.2.2 protestants believe immorality of the soul believe in communication between alive and dead christians
1.2.3 roman catholics believe in resurrection - jesus came back to life teachings of the church
1.2.4 general christians believe there is a life after death - good: heaven, bad:hell 4 gospels - jesus crucified and buried - "disappeared" - rose from dead soul is something that never dies church teaches life after death - they should believe it believe it to make life have a meaning/purpose life to end at death doesnt name sense, so life after death does "in my fathers house there are many rooms" John 14
1.3 for
1.3.1 paranormal - evidence of ghosts and spirits peoples experiences - people say that they see ghosts, spirits (trapped souls)
1.3.2 hope to see the loved one again after death see that they have gone to a better place family belief - influenced, nature, educated
1.3.3 reincarnation - your soul gets reborn personal evidence that people believed they lived before
1.3.4 spiritualists can sense ghosts
1.3.5 media (tv, newspapers, articles, documentaries)
1.3.6 near death experience
1.4 against
1.4.1 no actual proof someone cant come back from the dead to tell their story
1.4.2 scientific evidence personal experiences can be explained scientifically
1.4.3 people may not believe in heaven/hell/God
1.4.4 not religious - family dont believe - influenced, educated
1.4.5 hallucinating (fake/lie) faith can act like a placebo effect - mind - will power imagination
1.4.6 psychology can help to explain why people have near death experiences brain produces chemicals to reduce/ease suffering
2 Wealth and Charities
2.1 key words
2.1.1 rich having more money than you need to provide basic necessitites eg/ food home
2.1.2 poor not having enough money to provide basic necessities eg/ food, home etc
2.2 christian views
2.2.1 teach equality - every person is valued and shown equal care and respect
2.2.2 "the love of money is the root of all evil" 1 timothy 6:10
2.2.3 what matters most is what a person does with their wealth, not how much they have teach that spiritual riches are more important than material riches
2.2.4 expect rich to use their wealth to support the poor
2.3 charities
2.3.1 christian aid speaking out on behalf of poor communities to bring social justice uses half of its funding on development programs new testament says riches must be used to help others
2.3.2 support poor collect 2nd hand clothes for families, children and elderly in need
2.3.3 salvation army are run by religious organizations
2.3.4 dependent on public
2.3.5 receive money from national lottery
3 Euthanasia
3.1 Key words
3.1.1 quality of life life must have some benefits for it to be worth living
3.1.2 voluntary euthanasia ending a life painlessly when someone in great pain asks for death
3.1.3 euthanasia the painless killing of someone dying from a painful disease
3.1.4 non voluntary euthanasia ending a life painlessly when the person cannot ask but there is a good reason of thinking they would want you to do so
3.1.5 assisted suicide providing a seriously ill person with the means to commit suicide
3.1.6 sanctity of life life is sacred and should not be destroyed we belong to God, so life isnt ours to take
3.2 For
3.2.1 killing a person in pain is a loving act
3.2.2 no choice people break the law to perform euthanasia
3.2.3 majority believe its right free will religions that agree Christians for love
3.2.4 no quality of life reduce pain and suffering
3.2.5 CofE say its allowed if... braindead painkillers may kill them dont give treatment to a dying patient
3.2.6 Litherals and quakers
3.2.7 "if we live, we live to the Lord; and if we die, we die to the Lord. so, whether we live or die, we belong to the Lord"
3.3 Against
3.3.1 killing is wrong "thou shall not kill"
3.3.2 its currently illegal in the Uk society says its wrong
3.3.3 religions that disagree in general Christians sanctity of life life is sacred/precious and shouldn't be destroyed
3.3.4 can we really tell what a person wants?? make a wrong decision murder
3.3.5 CofE
3.3.6 roman catholics and evangelical protestants
3.4 Law
3.4.1 withing the UK, there is currently no law to deal with euthanasia
3.4.2 however, the act of taking a life is dealt with under murder laws 1961 suicide act
4 Abortion
4.1 Key words
4.1.1 sanctity of life life is holy and belongs to God bible says - "God created humans in his own image" Genesis 1:27 "dont you know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, who lives in you. you do not belong to yourselves but God" 1 corinthians 6:19
4.1.2 abortion the removal of a foetus from the womb before it can survive
4.1.3 quality of life life must have some benefits for it to be worth living
4.2 Christian views
4.2.1 for it may be a loving act sanctity of life can be broken in circumstances such as war, so why not abortion?
4.2.2 against life is holy and belongs to God, therefore only God has the right to end pregnancy every person has a natural 'right to life' "thou shall not kill"
4.3 Whose rights?
4.3.1 pro-abortion the belief that the woman should be the person to decide as its her body she shouldnt be forced to go through an unwanted pregnancy stopping abortions would make women go to illegal 'back street' clinics
4.3.2 anti-abortion in favour of protecting the foetus the foetus is a living, growing thing. to destroy is is the same as killing it true 'choice' would consider the choice the baby and father might take
4.4 Law
4.4.1 1967 'Abortion Act' 2 doctors must agree that 1 of the following is true... the mothers life at risk mothers physical/mental health may be at risk theres a substantial risk the child may be born handicapped
4.4.2 1990 Act states abortions cannot take place after 24 weeks, unless the mothers life is at risk
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