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1 Unit 8 Thursday 15 th May

2 Rights and Responsibilities A) What is the Golden Rule 2 marks

3 Rights and Responsibilities A) Golden Rule = The teaching of Jesus that you should teat people the way you would like them to treat you 2 Treat people the way you want to be treated 2 Love your neighbour as yourself 2 Being nice to everyone 1

4 Rights and Responsibilities B) Do you think human rights need more protection in the UK? Give 2 reasons for your point of view

5 Rights and Responsibilities B) Human rights need more protection in the UK Illegal immigrants lose their human rights in detention centres UK law does not protect immigrant girls from being forced into prostitution Powerful and rich people are still able to abuse the rights of poorer people Human rights DO NOT need more protection in the UK All UN rights are already protected by UK law UK law gives plenty of protection of human rights European courts are available to ensure human rights are protected Other approaches are possible if valid

6 Rights and Responsibilities C) Explain how Christians make moral decisions 8 marks + 4 for SPAG

7 Rights and Responsibilities C Explain how Christians make moral decisions They use the teachings of the Bible because they believe it is the word of God They use their conscience because they believe it is the voice of God They use Situation Ethics because they believe it is the best way to love your neighbour They take advice from Church leaders because they are most likely to give correct advice They use the 10 Commandments because they summarise God's teachings on how to behave Other approaches are valid

8 Rights and Responsibilities D) Christians should agree with cloning 6 marks In your answer you should refer to Christianity (i) Do you agree? Give reasons for your opinion (ii) Give reasons why some people may disagree with you

9 Rights and Responsibilities D) Christians should agree with cloning 6 marks Agree: Cloning can eliminate illness Cloning can provide people with a better quality of life, so you are loving your neighbour People could protect children being born with genetic diseases Disagree: It is playing God which is wrong A perfect world and perfect people is not what life on earth is about No one knows the long term effects of cloning Cloning is unethical

10 Rights and Responsibilities A) What is the Decalogue 2 marks

11 Rights and Responsibilities A) Decalogue = The 10 Commandments 2 10 Rules given by God 2 Christian rules 1 Rules given by God 1 The Commandments 1

12 Rights and Responsibilities B) Do you think it is important to take part in democratic processes 4 marks Give 2 reasons for your point of view

13 Rights and Responsibilities B) Do you think it is important to take part in democratic processes 4 mks AGREE Elections give you a chance to be heard They give you a chance to change things you are unhappy with The opinion of the majority is put into action DISAGREE Candidates are all the same so there is no choice Politicians never tell the truth It is a waste of time voting makes no difference

14 Rights and Responsibilities C) Explain why some Christians agree with Genetic engineering and some do not. 8 marks + 4 SPAG

15 Rights and Responsibilities C) Explain why some Christians agree with Genetic engineering and some do not Some agree because Jesus healed people and Christians should try and cure disease Finding genetic cures is no different o finding drug cures There is a difference between creating cells and creating people Some do not agree because It is trying to play God which is sinful It is wrong to try and perfect the earth Most Christians believe life begins at conception and using embryos for genetic research is wrong

16 Rights and Responsibilities D) Christians should always follow their conscience. 6 marks In your answer you should refer to Christianity (i) Do you agree? Give reasons for your opinion (ii) Give reasons why some people may disagree with you

17 Rights and Responsibilities Christians should always follow their conscience 6 MARKS Agree: St Paul and St Thomas Aquinas both thought Christians should use their conscience Some Christians believe it is the voice of God The Church says you should follow your conscience Disagree: People have mistaken schizophrenia for the voice of God and done terrible things e.g mass murders Some Christians think following the Bible is a better way of making a decision than their conscience which could be wrong Jesus teachings and the teachings of the church are more reliable than conscience Other approaches are valid


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