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Edexcel GCSE

Religious Studies

Unit 1: Religion and life based on a study of
Christianity and at least one other religion
Tuesday 17 May 2011 – Afternoon
Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
You do not need any other materials.

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SECTION 1 – BELIEVING IN GOD
You must answer ONE question from this section.
EITHER
1 (a) What does omniscient mean?

(2)

(b)Do you think science proves God did not create the world? Give two reasons for your point of view.

*(c)Explain why evil and suffering may lead some people not to believe in God.

In your answer you should refer to at least one religion.

(i) Do you agree? Give reasons for your opinion.

(ii) Give reasons why some people may disagree with you.

(8)

(d)“Miracles cannot happen today.”

(4)

(3)
(3)

(Total for Question 1 = 20 marks)
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2 (a) What does agnosticism mean?

(2)

(b) Do you think a religious upbringing makes children believe in God?
Give two reasons for your point of view.

*(c)Explain, with examples, how television programmes and/or radio programmes and/or films might affect a person’s attitude to belief in God.

In your answer you should refer to at least one religion.

(i) Do you agree? Give reasons for your opinion.

(ii) Give reasons why some people may disagree with you.

(8)

(d)“The world is so beautiful it must have been designed by God.”

(4)

(3)
(3)

(Total for Question 2 = 20 marks)



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Indicate which question you are answering by marking the box . If you change your mind, put a line through the box and then indicate your new question with a cross . Chosen question number: Question 1

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