Abortion: An operation to remove the foetus from the womb, resulting in its death.
Absolute morality: Beliefs and moral codes that are set and never comprimised by circumstances.
Agnostic: Somebody who is not sure whether God exists or not.
Atheist: Somebody who doesn't believe in God.
Big Bang: The scientific theory that the universe began with a massive explosion.
Commitment: A promise.
Compassion: Caring for God and sympathising with others.
Conscience: Our inner voice that tells us right for wrong.
Conscientious objector: A pacifist who refuses to fight in a war.
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Discrimination: Deliberately and unfairly treating somebody badly.
Equality: Fairness, people being treated equally.
Evolution: The scientific idea that life on Earth has formed over many years into the forms we see now.
General revelation: An indirect experience of God, for example through observing nature.
Holy war: A war where the fighters believe they have been instructed by God.
Immanent: In relation to God, that He is close to us and involved in everyday life.
Impersonal: In relation to God that He is disntant from us and not directly involved in our lives.
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Just war: The Christian idea that sometimes it is right to fight in order to prevent further evil.
Miracle: A unseemingly impossible occurance, usually good.
Monotheism: Belief in one God.
Pacifist: Someone who believes that all war is wrong.
Personal: In relation to God, that He is close to us and involved with our everyday lives.
Polytheism: Belief in more than one God.