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Define theist
A person who believes in God or gods
Define Theism
A belief in the existance of God or gods
Define Atheist
A person who doe not believe that God exists
Define Atheism
A belief that God does not exist
Define Agnostic
A person who is not sure if God exists and or who God is
Define Agnosticism
A belief that one cannot know whether God exists or not
Define Monotheism
A beflief that there is only one God
Define Polytheism
A belief in more than one God
Active Euthanasia
An active intervention by a doctor to end life (i.e. giving a lethal injection or increasing the dosage of medication to speed up (or induce) death).
Passive Euthanasia
Deliberately withholding or withdrawing medication which would help the patient to live longer (so the patient's death may take place sooner).
Voluntary Euthanasia
When euthanasia is performed following the request of the person who dies.
Involuntary Euthanasia
Ending the life of an able patient without their permission or against their will. This is understood as murder (NB. The Nazi's 'Final Solution').
Non-voluntary Euthanasia
Ending the life of a patient who is not capable of giving their permission (i.e. people in comas and on life-support). The person who carries out the euthanasia may do so for the patients 'best interest'.
Doctor-assisted suicide
This is closely related to voluntary euthanasia, but the doctor only prescribes rather than gives the patient a lethal drug. It is left to the decision of the patient as to whether they take it.
Outline the key features of a religious upbringing.
A religious family will; promote a particular religious view as being normal,include religion into their daily life as much as possible,attend a religious school,may Christen their children and later encourage them to be confirmed, regularly be taken to a place of worship.
Explain how a religious upbringing may lead to a belief in God.
A religious family will promote a particular religious view as being normal. Attend a religious school where belief in god is normal. Religious families will include religious practices into their daily life as much as possible. They are taught that God exists and this is enforced through visits to places of religious worship. Will grow up seeing a belief in God as normal. Will be encouraged to pray to God and read his words. Will be encourged to be confirmed which will expand their faith.
PRO-CHOICE
It is the womans body & she has a right to choose what she does with it. The child is not a person until born. The foetus does not have the right to human life. Legal abortion prevents unlicensed abortions. Sometimes parents are not ready for the resposibility of a child. Raped women should not be forced to have a child under these circumstances.
PRO-LIFE
From fertilisation a new life is born. Legal abortion encourages more abortions. Pregnancy is a result of sex and people should not have sex if they are not prepared for the consequences. Raped woman have been deeply hurt but the child is innocent.
God is eternal
There is no time when God has not been & eill not exist
God is onipotent
all powerful
God is omniscient
all knowing
God is omnipresent
all present
God is creature and sustainer
cares and looks after the world
Benevolent
all good
holy
morally pure
merciful
gives us things we don't deserve