Christian Values And Ideals Shared/Not Shared With Secularism, Agnosticism, Humanism And Atheism

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  • 1. 
    What do you call " the idea that religious beliefs, practices and organisations are becoming less important in society?
    • A. 

      Atheism

    • B. 

      Agnosticism

    • C. 

      Humanism

    • D. 

      Secularism

  • 2. 
    What do you call " someone who does not know, or believes that it is impossible to know, if a god exists"?
    • A. 

      Atheist

    • B. 

      Agnostic

    • C. 

      Humanist

    • D. 

      Secularist

  • 3. 
    What do you call " someone who believes that God does not exist "?
    • A. 

      Atheist

    • B. 

      Agnostic

    • C. 

      Humanist

    • D. 

      Secularist

  • 4. 
    What do you call " a belief system based on the principle that people's spiritual and emotional needs can be satisfied without following a god or religion "?
    • A. 

      Atheism

    • B. 

      Agnosticism

    • C. 

      Humanism

    • D. 

      Secularism

  • 5. 
    The sculpture Let Us Beat Swords into Ploughshares (picture to your left) created by Yevgeny Vuchetich, stands outside the United Nations Headquarters in New York. Its name comes from a passage of scripture in the Bible. However, the values and ideals it expresses are likely to be shared by atheists and agnostics too. From which passage of scripture does the sculpture take its name?
    • A. 

      Matthew 5:9

    • B. 

      Psalm 24:1

    • C. 

      Isaiah 2:4

    • D. 

      Matthew 19:6

    • E. 

      Matthew 5:42

    • F. 

      Matthew 5:44

  • 6. 
    Atheists, agnostics, secularists, humanists and Christians all agree that
    • A. 

      Human beings have a moral sense

    • B. 

      Human beings have the capacity to behave in a moral way

    • C. 

      Morality is not possible without God

    • D. 

      Positive values come from the teachings of Jesus

    • E. 

      Compassion is not a Christian value but a human value

    • F. 

      All of the above

    • G. 

      A and B

    • H. 

      A and C

    • I. 

      All except C

    • J. 

      All except D

  • 7. 
    On which of the following Christian teachings do atheists, agnostics, secularists, humanists and Christians disagree?
    • A. 

      Human beings have a moral sense

    • B. 

      Human beings have the capacity to behave in a moral way

    • C. 

      Morality is not possible without God

    • D. 

      Positive values come from the teachings of Jesus

    • E. 

      Compassion is not a Christian value but a human value

    • F. 

      All of the above

    • G. 

      A and B

    • H. 

      A and C

    • I. 

      C and D

    • J. 

      All except D

  • 8. 
    For Christians, compassion comes from God, whose own compassion is revealed in ______________, which says "For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life."
    • A. 

      Matthew 22:39

    • B. 

      Matthew 5:44

    • C. 

      Matthew 5:42

    • D. 

      Matthew 10:8

    • E. 

      Matthew 5:9

    • F. 

      Matthew 19:6

    • G. 

      John 3:16

    • H. 

      Luke 3:11

  • 9. 
    Christians believe that Jesus showed the importance of compassion in his own life and teachings. Which of the following passages of Scripture do Christians believe Jesus uses to summarise the Christian view of compassion
    • A. 

      Matthew 22:39 "You shall love your neighbour as yourself."

    • B. 

      Matthew 5:44 "Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you."

    • C. 

      Matthew 5:42 "Give to the one who begs from you, and do not refuse the one who would borrow from you."

    • D. 

      Matthew 10:8 "Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse lepers, cast out demons. You received without paying; give without pay."

    • E. 

      Matthew 5:9 "Blessed are the peacemakers for they shall be called the children of God."

    • F. 

      Matthew 19:6 "What God has joined together, man must never separate."

    • G. 

      John 3:16 "God loved the world so much that he gave His only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not be lost but have everlasting life."

    • H. 

      Luke 3:11 "Whoever has two coats must share with anyone who has none; and whoever has food must do likewise."

  • 10. 
    Christians believe that they have a religious as well as a moral duty to help those who need help. Which of the following quotations, along with the Parable of the Good Samaritan teaches Christians to support those in need?
    • A. 

      Matthew 22:39 "You shall love your neighbour as yourself."

    • B. 

      Matthew 5:44 "Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you."

    • C. 

      Matthew 5:42 "Give to the one who begs from you, and do not refuse the one who would borrow from you."

    • D. 

      Matthew 10:8 "Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse lepers, cast out demons. You received without paying; give without pay."

    • E. 

      Matthew 5:9 "Blessed are the peacemakers for they shall be called the children of God."

    • F. 

      Matthew 19:6 "What God has joined together, man must never separate."

    • G. 

      John 3:16 "God loved the world so much that he gave His only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not be lost but have everlasting life."

    • H. 

      Luke 3:11 "Whoever has two coats must share with anyone who has none; and whoever has food must do likewise."

    • I. 

      All of the above

    • J. 

      A, E and F

    • K. 

      C, D and H

    • L. 

      All except F

  • 11. 
    In which of the following passages of Scripture does Jesus teach compassion while stressing the importance of not hating those who hate or try to hurt us or asking God to hurt those who want to hurt us'?
    • A. 

      Matthew 22:39 "You shall love your neighbour as yourself."

    • B. 

      Matthew 5:44 "Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you."

    • C. 

      Matthew 5:42 "Give to the one who begs from you, and do not refuse the one who would borrow from you."

    • D. 

      Matthew 10:8 "Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse lepers, cast out demons. You received without paying; give without pay."

    • E. 

      Matthew 5:9 "Blessed are the peacemakers for they shall be called the children of God."

    • F. 

      Matthew 19:6 "What God has joined together, man must never separate."

    • G. 

      John 3:16 "God loved the world so much that he gave His only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not be lost but have everlasting life."

    • H. 

      Luke 3:11 "Whoever has two coats must share with anyone who has none; and whoever has food must do likewise."

    • I. 

      All of the above

    • J. 

      A, E and F

    • K. 

      C, D and H

    • L. 

      All except F

  • 12. 
    According to the World Council of Churches "The dignity of nature as creation needs to be bound up with our responsibility for the preservation of life." Which of the following Christians values that is shared with atheists, agnostics, humanists and secularists is the World Council of Churches advocating with this statement?
    • A. 

      The promotion of peace over war

    • B. 

      The protection of the environment

    • C. 

      Support for those in need

    • D. 

      Compassion

    • E. 

      All of the above

    • F. 

      A and B

    • G. 

      B and C

    • H. 

      C and D

    • I. 

      All except D

  • 13. 
    All Christians oppose same-sex relationships.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    Which of the following arguments might some Christians and non-Christians use to support the statement "It is better to stay single than to marry"?
    • A. 

      Marriage is a sacrament and therefore a particular means of God's grace being imparted to the couple. People who do not marry cannot experience this.

    • B. 

      Marriage has special significance because it reflects the relationship between Christ and the Church.

    • C. 

      Marriage provides a relationship built on love and fidelity through which a husband and wife support each other

    • D. 

      People who are not married may be regarded as unlucky or lonely, even if this is not how they see themselves

    • E. 

      Some people may feel trapped in a loveless or arranged marriage and would prefer to remain single

    • F. 

      All of the above

    • G. 

      A, B and C

    • H. 

      C, D and E

    • I. 

      All except E

  • 15. 
    Which of the following arguments might some Christians and non-Christians use to explore the statement "It is better to stay single than to marry"?
    • A. 

      In the traditional Christian view, marriage has always been seen as the ideal and being single has alsways been seen as the exception.

    • B. 

      Marriage is a gift from God and part of His plan is that men and women should live together in a bond of love.

    • C. 

      Marriage can provide a secure environment for bringing up children

    • D. 

      Some Churches regard marriage as the only place for sexual activity and procreation, therefore marriage is preferable if you wish to be able to do both of these things

    • E. 

      St Paul says that it is ’better to marry than to burn with lust’, affirming the Church’s belief that sex should only be within marriage.

    • F. 

      All of the above

    • G. 

      A, B and C

    • H. 

      C, D and E

    • I. 

      All except E

  • 16. 
    Which of the following are arguments that some Christians and non-Christians might use to explore the statement "It is better to stay single than to marry"?
    • A. 

      Many non - Christians would argue that sex and children are not restricted to marriage

    • B. 

      Biblical teaching about singleness is often overlooked. Paul speaks of his single state as being a good gift from God

    • C. 

      When Paul spoke of his single state, he was speaking in the context of the Christian belief that they were living in the end of days and marriage would soon become irrelevant. Nevertheless what he says demonstrates his belief that marriage is not necessarily for everyone

    • D. 

      A married person might have to divide his/her attention between his/her spouse and God. However a single person would have to worry about the extra problems and stresses that come with marriage and could devout his/her life to spreading the Word of God

    • E. 

      Single people can focus more easily on their careers and interests and still have meaningful relationships, without making permanent, legal relationships like marriage

    • F. 

      All of the above

    • G. 

      A, B and C

    • H. 

      C, D and E

    • I. 

      All except E

  • 17. 
    Which of the following traditional values or Christian values might no longer seem important in a secular society?
    • A. 

      Sex before marriage

    • B. 

      No parenting outside marriage

    • C. 

      No to single parenthood

    • D. 

      No to same-sex partnerships

    • E. 

      Spiritual and moral values being more important than wealth or celebrity status

    • F. 

      Marriage for life

    • G. 

      All of the above

    • H. 

      A, B and C

    • I. 

      C, D and E

    • J. 

      All except E

  • 18. 
    Which of the following might you cite if asked to outline areas in which Humanists and Secularists oppose religious values and institutions having special protection or privileges?
    • A. 

      The Queen being Head of State and Supreme Governor of the Church of England

    • B. 

      The presence of Anglican Bishops in the House of Lords

    • C. 

      Religious groups playing too great a role in advising Governments

    • D. 

      Religious education in Faith Schools covering only what the members of that faith believe

    • E. 

      Religious education should cover a variety of religious and non-religious world views like secularism and humanism, equally

    • F. 

      All of the above

    • G. 

      A, B and C

    • H. 

      C, D and E

    • I. 

      All except E

  • 19. 
    Which of the following might you cite if asked to explain why religious experiences are important to some Christians?
    • A. 

      Some people would say they have a religious experience each time they pray or worship and this is important because it builds their relationship with God.

    • B. 

      Experiencing a miraculous event can confirm or initiate faith.

    • C. 

      An experience such as a vision can help the believer experience a personal connection with God which can confirm or deepen faith in a special way.

    • D. 

      Some Christians might criticize some branches of the Church for seeking out experiences and ‘signs and wonders’ and not God himself.

    • E. 

      Some Christians believe that genuine religious experiences are important but rare. .

    • F. 

      All of the above

    • G. 

      A, B and C

    • H. 

      C, D and E

    • I. 

      All except E

  • 20. 
    Which of the following might NOT BE RELEVANT if you are asked to explain why religious experiences are important to some Christians?
    • A. 

      Some Christians would be very cautious about accepting an experience as real

    • B. 

      Places like Lourdes, where religious experiences are thought to have happened can draw believers

    • C. 

      Places like Lourdes, where religious experiences are thought to have happened can encourage hope and faith among those who have not themselves had a religious experience.

    • D. 

      If a healing occurs during, or as a result of a religious experience, then this could be seen as a tangible answer to prayer and a witness to God's power.

    • E. 

      Religious experiences can produce a feeling of communion, transformation or bringing faith alive as in the case of St Teresa of Avila who dedicated her life to God after feeling herself to be in the presence of the numinous.

    • F. 

      The idea that God shows his concern for human beings by acting through history to deal with the woes of his people as shown in the Book of Exodus

    • G. 

      All of the above

    • H. 

      A, B and C

    • I. 

      C, D and E

    • J. 

      All except E

  • 21. 
    Although single parenthood is sometimes unavoidable, Christians see the ideal family as being led by two parents who act as role models and examples of a loving relationship.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 22. 
    Christians believe that wealth and celebrity status are shallow and have lasting significance in the life after death.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 23. 
    Some Christians believe that in today's society, it is too easy for married couples to divorce, and that many do not work hard enough at making relationships successful.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 24. 
    Which of the following, according to some Christians, is the covenant of marriage?
    • A. 

      The ring

    • B. 

      Sex

    • C. 

      Children

    • D. 

      All except B

    • E. 

      All except A

    • F. 

      All of the above

  • 25. 
    Some Christians claim that in order for children to thrive, they need the stability provided by the stability of family life with committed, married parents.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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