GCSE Religion And Philosophy
eggs are fertilised and some are chosen to be used
artifical insemination by the husband - both egg and sperm are from the couple
artificial semination by the donor sperm donated by a man who is not the husband
"Treat others as you would like to be treated"
Science Can Achieve
the most loving thing
deliberate termination of a foetus
Sanctity of life
All humans are made in the image of God
life begins at the moment of contraception
Abortion is Acceptable If 1.
the woman has been raped or is a victim of incest
Abortion is Acceptable If 2.
the mothers health is at serious risk
Abortion is Acceptable If 3.
the baby is likely to have serious physical or mental disabilities
Abortion is Acceptable If 4.
the mother is too young to look after the baby
quick and easy death for a terminally ill patient
"thou shalt not kill"
nursing home where a terminally ill patient can receive pain relief and have a dignified death
Christians Believe animals
dont have souls
medical experiments on animals
Law of abortion
abortion is not allowed after 24 weeks
right medical process of pain releif can result in death of the patient
When a person has asked for treatment so they can die with dignity (assisted suicide)
asked for Active euthansia
treatment withdrawn so the patient dies
Quality of life
make you own choices and feel life is worth living
If you legalise something it may be taken advantage of
Use of war as a last resort
St Thomas Aquinas
Just war states that christians should go to war if with meets his 5 points
Just War 1.
It is declared by a government
Just War 2.
the reason for war must be fair
Just War 3.
it should end evil and produce peace
Just War 4.
it must be a last resort
Just War 5.
force used must only be enough to win - civilians should be protected
To stand up and fight
could be the most loving thing
all violence is wrong
"blessed are the peacemakers; for they shall be called god children"
"love your enemies and pray for your persecutors"
refused to fight because they believe war is wrong
prison aims 1.
deterrence - stop others from committing the crime
prison aims 2.
protection - protect society from the criminal
prison aims 3.
retribution - pay criminal back for the crime
prison aims 4.
reformation - make crimal a better person
Howard League for Penal Reform
work with prisoners to turn them away from crime
Quaker - first christian to stress need for human rights for prisoners
campaigns against capital punishment
"there is neither Jew nor Greek, male or female; you are all one in Jesus Christ"
"forgive us our sins as we forgive others"
"if you forgive men when they sin against you, your heavenly father will also forgive you."
The sacrament of reconciliation
they repent and the priest forgives them
provides oppertunity for unity amoung christians
"made equal in the image of god"
Martin Luther King
campaigned against racism non-violently