Religious Education Exam Revision
Absolute morality is the belief that if an action is right or wrong, it is ALWAYS right or wrong no matter what the circumstances. Absolute moralists keep to their principles regardless of the consequences of actions or choices they make. Relative morality is the belief that an action can sometimes be wrong but in other circumstances it may be right. Relative moralists would take individual circumstances into account in every case. Prejudice and Discrimination Prejudice- to hold an opinion that is biased and unreasonable, and not based on real evidence.
Prejudices are formed when we come to believe that our stereotypes about groups of people are real. Discrimination- taking some kind of action against others based on your own prejudices. People are discriminated against when we take action as a result of our prejudices. Stereotypes- when we assume about a certain group of people. Making assumptions. Racism- the belief that some races are superior to others. Capital Punishment What is Capital Punishment? * Capital Punishment is sentencing a convicted criminal to death by the government.
God does have rights, and it is His right to do as He pleases with His own creation. Man is the highest form of life on this earth, created in God’s own image, and crowned with glory and honor (Psa. 8:5). God has given man to execute those who choose to take the lives of others. Exodus 21:12 says, “He that smiteth a man, so that he die, shall be surely put to death. ” Do you wish to honor God? Then you must support the death penalty, because God commands it. Let’s take it a step further. Did you know that God has actually promised to bless us if we follow His plan of using the death penalty?
But if any man hate his neighbour, and lie in wait for him, and rise up against him, and smite him mortally that he die, and fleeth into one of these cities: Then the elders of his city shall send and fetch him thence, and deliver him into the hand of the avenger of blood, that he may die. Thine eye shall not pity him, but thou shalt put away the guilt of innocent blood from Israel, that it may go well with thee. ” Euthanasia Euthanasia literally means ‘good death’. It is when a decision is made to terminate the life of a dying or suffering person.
Lots of people worry about how they will die… They are concerned that they: * Will be in unbearable pain. * Will have no dignity. * Will have a long draw-out death. * Will have no control. Where is it legal? Euthanasia is illegal is nearly every country in the world. However illegal euthanasia is widely known to occur. Holland, Belgium and Switzerland have legalized euthanasia under certain conditions. There are 2 types: Involuntary Euthanasia: is when a person is too sick or is in a Persistent Vegetative state so they cannot make the decision for themselves, a family member must decide.