2What are the main features of a Christian upbringing? Children will believethat God existsbecause parents teachthem to prayGoing to aChurch schoolmeans Christianityseems normalGoing to Church &seeing other peopleworship makes themthink God exists.What are the main features ofa Christian upbringing?Being baptisedparents will promiseto bring children upas ChristiansMove the boxesto find outhow these wouldlead to believingin God.Being confirmed wouldsupport your beliefas you learn about God
3Plums Never Collect Mouldy Yeuch that's mouldy! What does this phase have to do with Religious Experience?Yeuch that'smouldy!NeverCollectMouldyPlums
4PRAYER MIRACLES NUMINOUS CONVERSION Sing a long to this! - do miracles still happen?
5EASY! Bless my soul! A watch in the forest - how did that get there? It must have adesigner. . .therefore theearth must have adesigner too!1.Move the box2. Memorise the 5 steps in 2 minutes3. Cover the box4. Write everything you can remember on your white board!The Design Argument - Explained1. Anything that has been designed needs a designer2. There is evidence that the worldhas been designed - e.g. laws of science3. If the world has been designed it must have a designer4. The only possible designer must be GOD5. So Design = God Exists!EASY!William Paley
7What about me?! I'm not part of the design plan Well I think thedesign argument isrubbish! What aboutvolcanoes and earthquakes. . . who designed them?!Science canexplain the world.We don't needGodWhat about me?! I'm not part of the design plan
8b (4 marks) Exam Question Do you think God designed the world? Give 2 reasons for your point of view(4 marks)Don't forget - you need to state an opinion and then give two reasons for your opinion
9The Causation Argument Everything that happens has a causeCAUSEEFFECTWhat does Olivia learn about cause and effect here?What causes the wagons on this train to move?
10Therefore God must exist Everything that has been caused MUSThave been caused by something elseSort these into theproper order!When you look at the world you can see that everything has a causeEvery cause must have a first causeThe Universe must have a first cause tooThe only possible cause of the Universe must be God
11So who caused God then? If everything needs a cause then God must need a cause too! If matter is eternal and nothing can be created or destroyed then causes can go back forever(I'm an A* pig!)Anyway even if there was a First Cause it doesn't have to be God
12d Practice Question i Do you agree? Give reasons for your opinion (3) "The argument from causation proves that God exists"i Do you agree? Give reasons for your opinion (3)ii Give reasons why some people may disagree with you (3)Remember!3 For3 Against
13Science says the world started like this: Matter is eternal - it cannot be created or destroyed, only changedDark MatterBig Bang15 billion years ago this matter explodedPrimitive LifeThis formed stars and then the solar systemSolar SystemEarly HumansPrimitive Life forms started to emerge2.5 million years ago humans evolved
14Because Because Because Because Explain why the scientific explanation of the world leads some people to become atheists or agnostics (8 marks)BecauseBecauseBecauseBecause
15BECAUSE How would a Christian respond to the scientific argument? Response 2Response OneSome Christians would say thatscience is accurate but it helps provethat God created the universeBECAUSEBECAUSESome Christians are creationists and think science is wrongThe Big Bang and evolution can be explained by:- the effects of Noah's flood- the Apparent Age theoryOnly God could have made the Big Bangat the right microsecondOnly God could have made laws likegravityOnly God could have madegases form lifeResponse 3Miss Martin's favourite song!Some Christians believe thatboth science and the Bible are correct BECAUSE- One of God's days could be millions or billions of years long
16Unanswered PrayersWe prayed for them to be safe - Why didn't God listen??If people feel that God is not listening to them or not answering their prayers they may become agnostic or atheist
17What would a Christian say? God has a differentplan for your lifeIf you pray for selfish thingsGod won't answerWhat would a Christian say?God will answer all prayers butnot always as you want or expectGod gives us what we needbut not always what we want
18Exam PracticeDo you think prayer is a waste of time?Give 2 reasons for your point of view.(4)I agree/disagree that prayer is a waste of time because1.2.
19RAPE FLOODS MURDER GBH CANCER VOLCANOES THEFT EARTHQUAKE VANDALISM Underline all the moral evils in green and all the naturalevils in redFLOODSRAPEGBHMURDERCANCERVANDALISMVOLCANOESTHEFTEARTHQUAKE
20Omniscient ? Omni-benevolent ? Omnipotent ? So what's the problem with evil and suffering?Omni-benevolent ?If God is all good he must want to remove sufferingWatch,Read,Think . . .Do you agree?Omnipotent ?Omniscient ?If God is all powerful he has the power to remove evil and suffering.If God is all knowing he would know thatevil & suffering would come into the world andshould have created the world differently.BUT there is evil and suffering in the world so eitherGod is not all good and powerful or he does not exist
21Do you understand the problem of evil and suffering? YesNo
22Needed From the Thumbs Up Crowd - A brave volunteer to come up and explainthe problem of evil and suffering in your own words
23What would a Christian say? You should help those suffering through prayer and serviceGod gave humans Free Willso evil and suffering are the fault of humansWhat would a Christian say?Evil and Suffering are part of a test to help people prepare for heaven.God has a reason but humans cannot understand it.
24The Media Remember for each programme you need to be able to: 1. Outline what happened in the programme2. Explain how it encouraged some people to believe in God3. Explain how it encouraged some people to NOT believe in God4. State whether it affected your beliefs about God
25Do you think watching something like this in your home could make you feel closer to God?Some people might have their belief in God strengthened by watching Songs of Praise because:They were convinced by the way religious believers talk about experiencing God.Listening and singing along to the hymns and prayers could make people feelcloser to God in their homes and more likely to believe in God.The programme made religion look real and interesting and showed how itaffected people's daily lives.Some people might not agree and think that Songs of Praise would not make someone believe in Godbecause:Religious programmes are boring and not enough people watch themIt is just talking about religion and not about God's existence.
26Did it affect your beliefs? Some people might have their belief in God strengthened by watching Miracle of Peckham because:They are convinced that the miracle that happened in the Church could really happen.It makes them more likely to believe in miracles.The character of the vicar shows them how a good Christian would act.The programme made religion look interesting and fun and showed how it can affect people's daily lives.Did it affect your beliefs?Some people might not agree and think that The Miracle of Peckham would make someone not believe in God because:The miracle was faked and the programme shows that miracles don't really happen.Delboy and Rodney were not really interested in religion, they just wanted to make money so are not a good example.The programme just encouraged people to not believe in God.
27Final QuestionC. Choose one programme about religion and explain how it might affect someone's belief about God.
28REVISE REVISE REVISE NO FAILING ALLOWED!!! If you fail to prepare, prepare to Fail!REVISENO FAILING ALLOWED!!!