What does it mean to believe?

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What does it mean to believe? Is it more than just blind faith? This is what we'll explore in edexcel unit 3.1

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<ul><li> 1. What is it to believe... ... Is it more than blind-faith?</li></ul> <p> 2. Statements: </p> <ul><li>I believe in a benevolent God </li></ul> <ul><li>I believe suffering has its purpose </li></ul> <ul><li>I believe that RE is great </li></ul> <ul><li>..What does itmeanto say </li></ul> <ul><li> I believe? </li></ul> <p> 3. Do we have to see to believe? </p> <ul><li>On the next few slides, look at the optical illusions... </li></ul> <p> 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. Chances are... </p> <ul><li>Some people in the room didnt see both pictures </li></ul> <ul><li>So now the question is posed just because we cant see something; does it mean its not there? </li></ul> <p> 9. Affirmation: </p> <ul><li>I believe the sun should never set upon an argument </li></ul> <ul><li>I believe we place our happiness in other peoples hands </li></ul> <ul><li>I believe your parents did the best job they knew how to do </li></ul> <ul><li>I believe you cant control or choose your sexuality </li></ul> <ul><li>Listen to Affirmation, and decide why Darren Hayes might be saying the lyrics he is...</li></ul> <p> 10. Justifying beliefs: </p> <ul><li>When you make a statement about something you believe, you should always be prepared to give your justification </li></ul> <ul><li>Write down 9 of your beliefs, in order of importance (from top to bottom) on the Diamond Nine sheet these beliefs must have justification at the ready! </li></ul> <p> 11. Moral Issues: 12. </p> <ul><li>A 70 year old man, dying of extremely pain inflicting cancer should he be allowed euthanasia? </li></ul> <p> 13. </p> <ul><li>A single, unemployed woman with 7 children, who falls pregnant should she be allowed an abortion? </li></ul> <p> 14. </p> <ul><li>AIDs ridden Africashould artificial contraception be allowed? </li></ul> <p> 15. With the statements on the Previous Slides... </p> <ul><li>In GCSE RE, you will form an opinion on these matters </li></ul> <ul><li>What will you have to do to have a justified opinion? </li></ul> <p> 16. The Formula...Issues youre told about...Thinking process... Forming your own beliefs...Listening to others... New, reshaped ideas... Learning more! 17. Now using your statements from the Diamond Nine Sheet... </p> <ul><li>Use the formula and discuss it with the person next to you</li></ul> <p> 18. 19. </p>