KEY WORDS! unit 3.1 - Believing in god.
Numinous - the feeling of the presence of something greater than self.
Conversion - i significant change in belief or religion
Miracle - an unlikeley or impossible event which may be attributed to God.
prayer - an attempt to communicate with god, usually through words.
Design - when an object has been constructed in order to fit a certain purpose.
Causation - the idea that all thingsare caused by something else
Agnostic - Being undecided about whether God exists
Atheism - believeing that god doesnt exist
moral/natural evil - things that are done by people/nature.
Omnipotent - the belief tha god is all powerful
KEY WORDS unit 3.1 (part 2)
Omni-Benevolent - the belief that god is all good
Omnicent - the belief that god is all knowing
Free will - the idea that human beings are free to make thier own choices.
KEY WORDS unit 3.2 - Matters of life and death
Ressurection - the belief that somebody will be restored after death
Immortality of the soul - the belief that the soul lives on after the death of the body
Near death experience - a spiritual experience that occurs whilst a person is close to death
quality of life - the concept of assessing the quality of a persons life
paranormal - unexplainable things which seem to have a spriitual cause
sanctity of life - the belief that all life is sacred, and given by god
abortion the removal of a foetus from the womb with the intention of terminating the pregnancy
euthanasia - the premature ending of a persons life, through an intentional act by a doctor.
KEY WORDS unit 3.2 (part 2)
assissted suicide - providing a terminally ill person means to commit suicide.
volentary euthanasia - when a terminally ill person requests euthanasia
non-volentary euthanasia - euthanasia in the case of someone who is unable to request it for themselfs. eg, someone in a coma.
KEY WORDS unit 3.4 - religion and community cohesi
equality - the state of everyone having equal rights regadless of who they are
community cohesion - the concept of a community where all people co-exist peacefully
discrimination - putting prejustice into practise and treating people less favourablly because of thier race/gender/class or any other characteristics
sexism - discriminating against people of the opposite sex
mulit-ethnic society - many different races living together in racial harmony
prejudice - the belief that some people are inferiour or superiour simply based on who they are
racism - the belief that some races are better then others
religious freedom - the right to practise your chosen religion and chagne your religion
KEY WORDS unit 3.4 (part 2)
Religious Pluralism - accepting all religions having an equal right to co-exist
ethnic minority - an ethnic group who arnt part of the majority ethnic group within a comminity.