Rights and Responsibilities
A Coggle Diagram about Human Rights
(Main Rights are:right to life; this means the law should do all they can to protect you from being killed.
Right from torture and degraded treatment.
Freedom from slavery and forced labour.
and Everybody has human rights so they can be protected, and if any of these rights are abused, you have a right to go to court even if the abuse was by someone like a police officer.
), Christian Teachings On Moral Duties And Responsibilities
, Bible For/ Against Making Moral Decisions
, The authority of the Church as a basis for making moral decisions
, Role of conscience on making moral decisions
, Importance of taking part in electoral processes
, Situation Ethics
(Joseph Fletcher who is an American thinker who taught that Christians should do what is the most loving thing to do when it comes to making a moral decision because Jesus taught that love is the most important thing to do. An example of situation ethics is eventhough the Bible teaches that stealing is wrong, but situation ethics teaches that a Christian should steal something like nuclear weapons as it would be the most loving thing to do for society as it would keep them safeSome Christians use situation ethics to make moral decisions as Jesus showed that he also used situation ethics because he ignored the laws of the Old Testament and healed the people of Sabbath because it was important to do good.
Also some Christians should do whatever will get the best results for example a Christian stealing the nuclear weapons because the result would be that the community would be safe.
Also, Christianity is a religion based on love so Christians should do the most loving thing to do.Some Christians believe that situation ethics is wrong because Bible is God's true words so should be the core guidance for making a moral decision.
They think that the Church knows better on how a Christian should behave than an individual Christian.
Also, some Christians believe that you can never be sure of the whole facts of a situation so christians should just stick to following the rules of the Church or Bible.
), Why some Christians use more than one authorities in making moral decisions.
and Genetic Engineering; using different techniques of gene development to find cures or prevent genetic diseases and disabilities like cystic fibrosis. Germline gene therapy= changes cell information from one generation to the next. removes defective genes from embryos. cannot be changed.
Stem Cell Research= growing healthy stem cells to replace the diseased ones. This process needs stem cells from embryos or IVF. This has been legal in the UK since 2001.