Religious Studies Unit 4

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Religious studies unit 4
Section 1
Agnosticism- not sure whether god actually exists
Athesim-not beliving in god
Conversion-when your life is changed by giving yourself to allah
Freewill- the idea of that human beings are free to make their own choices
Miracle-something that seems to break the law of science
Moral evil- actions done by humans which cause suffering
Natural evil-things that cause suffering but has nothing to do with humans
Numinous-feeling the presence of something greater than you
Omni-benevolent- the belief that allah is all caring
Omnipotent-the belief that allah is all powerful
Omniscient-the belief that allah knows what has happened and what is going to happen
Prayer-an attempt to contact allah,usally through words
Section 2
Abortion-the removal of a foetus from the womb before it can survive
Akihrah-muslim belief about life after death
Al'jannah-heaven or paradise(litteraly the garden)
Assisted suicide-providing a serously ill person with the means to commit suicide
Barzakh-the time between death and the last day barrier to stop souls going to the present
Euthansia-the painless killing of someone dying from a painfull disease e.g. eastenders dot and ehtel
Non-voluntary euthansia-ending someones life painlessly when they are unable to ask but do do so
Paranormal-unexplained things which are thought to have spirutal causes e.g. ghosts,meduims
Quality of life-is the belief that afterdeath the body stays in the grave until the end of the world when it
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Sancity of life-the belief that life is holy and belong to allah
Voluntary euthansia-ending life painlessly when someone in great pain asks for death
Section 3
Adultury- a sexual act between a married person and somone other than their married person
Civil partnership- a legal ceremony giving a homosexual couple the same legal rights as a husband and
Cohabitation- living together without being married
Contract-the legal document signed before marrige
Homosexuality-sexual attraction to the same sex
Mahr-sum of money placed in trust for a…read more

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Religious freedom ­the right to practice your religon and change it
Religious pluralism-accepting all religons and having equal right to exit
Sexism-discriminating people against their gender
Multi ethnic society-many different races and cultures living together in one society…read more


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