Flashcards in theme b-religion and life Deck (37)
what is the scientific explanation for the creation of the universe called and what what is it
-The big bang
-The Big Bang theory suggests that there was a massive expansion of space which condensed into matter and the matter became galaxies and then kept expanding from there
what is the christian view on how the universe was created
Christians believe that God is the creator and designer of the universe and that he created everything within it. Most Christians believe in the story of genesis but there are different interpretations of the story
what are the different christian interpretations of the story of genesis
Liberalists- Liberalists take the story of genesis metaphorically, they don't believe that everything within the story is factual but instead believe the story is symbolic and represents God creating the universe but possibly may also look at science
Literalist-Literalist take the story of genesis to be factual and believe that the people who wrote the story were inspired straight from God and so therefore believe the story is 100% true.
what is the buddhist view on how the universe was created
Some buddhists accept the Big Bang theory but most see the universe being cyclical and so therefore they believe there is no beginning or end to the universe as they believe that everything is constantly changing.
how do christians view/value the earth (value of the world)
Christians value the world as they see the it as a gift from God and they believe they should respect God's creation
how do buddhists view the earth (value of the world)
Buddhists value the earth and believe that is even though the world belongs to nobody, they should make sure that everyone actively worlds to respect it
what do christians believe about how they should treatment of the enivornment
Some Christians believe in the idea that God gave them stewardship and so therefore they believe that it is there duty to respect and protect the environment on behalf of god - Geneiss 'work it and take care of it"
Other Christians believe that God gave humans dominion and so therefore they believe they can do whatever they want to the environment, however most chose to protect it
what do buddhists believe about how they should treatment of the enivornment
Buddhists believe that they should treat the environment with respect as if they don't and choose to misuse the environment then they will cause suffering for themselves and others.
The first moral precept also states to avoid harming living beings and this can relate to the animals within the environment-hence why many are vegetarian
why should natural reources not be used
Some natural resources are non-renewable and so therefore they do not have an infinite supply and so will run out quicker and other alternative options will need to be found.
Some natural resources also release more carbon emissions out and greenhouse gases into the universe therefore causing less harm
what do christians want to do about pollution and what do they believe about pollution
christians want to reduce pollution and they believe that pollution is a consequence of humans not looking after the world in which God created for us properly. They also believe that adding to the problem of pollution is not loving towards other -'love thy neighbour'
what do buddhists want to do about pollution and what do they believe about pollution
Buddhists want to reduce pollution and they believe that pollution causes harm to all living creatures so therefore pollutions goes against the first moral precept 'do not harm'
what do christians believe about animals overall
Christians believe that animals were created by god for humans to use and take care of . However, many believe that they aren't as important as humans as they weren't created in the image of god but they should stile treated kindly
what do budhists believe about animals overall
buddhists believe that animals should be treated with kindness and compassion just like they should treat humans. They also believe in Karma and so any bad treatment towards animals will causes personal suffering
what is the buddhist view on animal testing
most buddhist are completely against animal testing because they believe that animals should not be harmed but some think it is okay if it saves humans but most don't think this way.
what is the Christian view on animal testing
Christians believe that if testing is necessary and the animals welfare is considered then it is acceptable as it can help to save a human
what is the Christian view on using animals for food
there is no rule in Christianity which states you cannot eat meat as most believe God gave us animals to use. However, some are vegetarian as they believe eating God's creation would not please God
what is the buddhist view on using animals for food
Most buddhists are either vegetarian or vegan because they believe you should not harm animals and using them for food is harming them and not showing compassion
what is the scientific explanation called for the origins of human life and what is It
The theory of evolution is the scientific theory which explains how humans got to be on earth, it states how humans have got to earth by evolving from other previous creatures many of which became existent due to the idea of 'survival of the fittest'
what do christians believe about the origins of life
Christians believe that God created all life with humans life being created last. They believe that Adam was the first man and and Eve was the first woman.
what do buddhist believe about the origins of life
Buddhists believe that humans just came into existence as the buddha taught that anything can come into existence when the nessecary conditions are there.
what is abortion
abortion is the deliberate removal of a foetus from the womb in order to end a pregnancy
when can an abortion happen
during the first 24 weeks of pregnancy
what is pro-choice
pro-choice is a group in link with the topic of abortion which believes that is should be the woman choice as to weather she has an abortion or not
what are the arguments for aboriton
-it's the mothers body, she has to carry it and give birth and so it's her choice as to weather she wants to do to
-some people believe that life doesn't start until birth and so therefore there is no killing involved in an abortion
-if it is known that the child will be born with some disabilities than surely it is crueler to let the child be born and have to live in pain then abort it
what are the arguments against abortion
-instead of killing the baby if the woman does not want it, she could give it up for adoption so the child can live in a family who will look after them
-some believe that life being at conception and so therefore abortion is murder.
-it is possible for a disabled child to live a happy life and so therefore the killing of a disabled baby is unnessasacry
what is pro-life
pro-life is a group in link with the topic of abortion which believes that abortion is wrong and that the foetus is valuable life and should not be killed
christian views on abortion?
most christians believe that abortion is only acceptable if it is putting the mothers life in danger other or it is a result of rape, other wise they believe in the sanctity of life, which is a belief which states that only god has the power to take away or give life and so therefore hey believe that abortion is wrong
buddhist views on abortion?
Most buddhists believe that abortion is wrong as it is seen as a form of killing which goes against the first moral precept 'do not harm. However like Christianity if it is going to harm to the mother or the child will have apart quality of life than abortion is acceptable
what is euthanasia
Euthanasia is the painless killing of a patient who is suffering an incurable disease or painful illness