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Religious Studies
Religion and Life
based on a study of
Roman Catholic
Christianity
Unit 3…read more

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Religious Studies
Believing in God
Religion and Life based on a study of Roman catholic
Christianity…read more

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Religious Studies
KEY WORDS
CONVERSION: when your life is changed by giving yourself to God
MIRACLE: something which seems to break the laws of science, making you
think only God could have done it
NUMINOUS: the feeling of the presence of something greater than you
Prayer: an attempt to contact God, usually through words
AGNOSTICISM: not being sure whether God exists
ATHEISM: believing that God does not exist
FREE WILL: the idea that human beings are free to make their own choices
MORAL EVIL: actions done by humans which cause suffering
NATURAL EVIL: things which cause suffering but have nothing to do with
humans
OMNI-BENEVOLENT: the belief that God is all good
OMNIPOTENT: the belief that God is all powerful
OMNISCIENT: the belief that God knows everything that has happened and is
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MAIN FEATURES OF A CATHOLIC UPBRINGING
AND HOW IT MAY LEAD TO BELIEF IN GOD
Main features
Baptism
Teaching children prayers and about the
saints
Take children to church
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Religious Studies
MAIN FEATURES OF A CATHOLIC UPBRINGING
AND HOW IT MAY LEAD TO BELIEF IN GOD
A child's parents tell them about God and children tend to believe what
their parents tell them
Parents teach them how to pray making God a natural and important
part of their lives
Seeing other young people in Church makes them think God must exist
Going to children's liturgy helps children learn about God
Going to Catholic school means there are other children who believe in
God, also children tend to believe what their teachers tell them
Being Confirmed involves classes and the child may have a religious
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