- Conscience can be described as an inner feeling or voice acting as a guide to the rightness or wrongness of one's behaviour.
- Some Christians would say that it is the voice of God speaking to their conscience telling them what to do.
- Some people argue that they cannot do something because their conscience won’t allow it.
- However, you don’t have to be a Christian to believe in one’s conscience.
- Many non-Christians would say that they too are guided by their conscience but would not necessarily that it comes from God.
- Humanists believe that it is possible to live a good life without religion.
Own point of view and different points of views
- In order to get full marks on the last 12 mark question it is necessary to give another point of view, your own point of view as well as references to Christianity in your answer.
- Atheists do not believe in God and so therefore might not see a problem with natural evil. Tsunamis and earthquakes are just the result of natural processes.
- Some people might argue that God is punishing people for their sinfulness. Atheists and humanists might agree with some of the principles of the Ten Commandments but do not see any need to ascribe them to a deity.
- The ‘Golden Rule’ (Do unto others as you would have them do unto you) is found in many religions and cultures