Rights and Responsibilities
A Coggle Diagram about Rights and Responsibilities
why some believe that S.E is wrong
they believe that Bible is God's word to christians about how to live and so it should be the basis for moral decision making.They believe that you should follow the ten commandments and the sermon on the mount rather than relying on their own ideas.They think the church knows better what christians should do than an individual christian.They claim you can never be sure of the consequences of a choice because you never have all the facts of the situation,therefore it is better to follow the rules of the church and or bible
, 1.3 The role of conscience as a guide in making moral decisions.
Why some christians believe they should follow their conscience.Believe voice of conscience is same as voice of God.
Church says christians should follow their conscience as if it was the voice of God.
St paul and St Thomas taught that conscience should be the final part of decision making,if it tells them the church is wrong(artificial contraception)
The Bible needs to be interpreted .The teachings of the church come through Pope and bishops ,but conscience is God speaking directly to individuals and so should be followed.
, 1.1 The Bible as a basis of making moral decisions Christians believe Bible is word of God so Gods guidance to humans about how to make decisions.
Bible contains Gods teachings on how to behave.Adultery,stealing,murder.
Bible contains teachings of Jesus on how to live.Christians believe Jesus is son of God so they should follow his teachings.
, 1.5 Why some Christians use a variety of authorities in making moral decisions.Why some christians use a variety of authorities in making moral decisionsProtestants-might use Bible because it's easy to use.do not steal do not murder.However more difficult on modern issue e.g. contraception or civil partnerships so they would look at teaching of church or conscience for guidance.
Catholics-normally follow church because Magisterium applies teachings of Bible to modern life.However not on contraception,so S.E/conscience.
Christian who normally followed conscience might turn to Bible/church if conscience went against an accepted christian teaching.
Christian who normally uses S.E may decide issue is complicated so would follow Bible/Church-more likely to give right choice
, 1.6 Human Rights in UK Everyone in UK has Basic human rights,so we are treated equally and fairly. the right to life-so law must protect you from being killed.Freedom from totrure and degraded treatment.The right to a fair trial.Freedom of expression.The right to take part in a free lection.The right to own property.The right to an education.
and 1.2 The authority of the church as a basis for making moral decisions.
Christians believe church is body of christ ,jesus working in todays world so it must have same authority as church.
Christians believe God speaks to world through church.
Church is guided by God in making moral decisions.
Stops christians being confused about what to do -they can be sure they're doing the right thing.
Catholic christians believe that the magisterium give perfect guidance on moral behaviour.