Responsibilities - Actions you are expected to carry out e.g. chores at home.
Commitment - A sense of dedication or obligation to someone or something e.g. marriage commitment.
Chastity - The belief in remaining sexually pure until marriage e.g. the 'Silver Ring Thing'.
Conflict - The stresses and strains within relationships e.g. when people disagree/argue with one another.
Reconciliation - Making up after an argument e.g. saying sorry.
Love - One of the most powerful human emotions e.g. Eros - sexual love.
EXTRAS FOR QUESTIONS B, C, D, E AND EXAMPLES OF LOVE
Christian Types of Love: Eros - Sexual love, Agape - Unconditional love e.g. love of God, Storge - Love of objects, animals, the environment, Philia - Love of family and friends .
Hindu Types of Love: Karuna - Compassion for all, Kama - Sensual love, Bhakti - Religious love, Ludus - Playful Love.
Is it fair?
Equality - the belief or state that everyone should have equal rights e.g. being treated in the same way and not disciminated against, as we are all part of God's creation.
Authority - power over others through position or moral teaching e.g. religious leader.
Discrimination - the action of treating groups of people differently e.g. racism.
Injustice - where everyone is not treated fairly e.g. their human rights are ignored.
Prejudice - judging people to be inferior or superior without reason e.g. judging a person before you know them or have any evidence about who they are as a person.
EXTRAS FOR QUESTIONS B, C, D, E
Human rights - the rights to which every person is entitled e.g. right to education.
Human dignity - the right to respect and fair treatment.
Looking for Meaning
Afterlife - the belief that human existence continues after death e.g. heaven and hell.
Awe - a sense of wonder, something which is beyond belief e.g. the existence of God, a miracle
Community - a group of people who are joined together because they share something in common e.g. if people go to the same church they believe in the same things.
God - the ultimate and supreme power which people worship e.g. someone who is greater than anyone else, has power and is worshipped by others.
Revelation - the ways in which God chooses to reveal himself to people e.g. through the natural world, prayer, holy building, religious leaders.
Symbolism - an idea which is shown through images or actions e.g. a cross symbolises the death of Jesus, someone’s hands together symbolise prayer.
Looking for Meaning Pt. 2 - EXTRAS
Secular - non-religious
Secularisation - the act of changing something (art, society etc.) so it is no longer under the control or influence of religion
Monotheism - one belief in God//Polytheism - multiple Gods and beliefs – Hindu’s believe there is a Supreme God (Brahman) and has many different aspects (Trimurti – Vishnu (the preserver), Brahma (the creator), Shiva (the destroyer))
Transcendent - that which is beyond our senses and experience
Holy Trinity - God is a single spirit who has 3 persons (trinity)
Symbol - a picture or word which has meaning and represents something else.
Religious symbols - crucifix, Bible, St. David’s star on the Israel flag, cross on top of churches, Yantra (pictures for mediation), on clothing – priests collar, dove (holy spirit), fish (early Christianity), rosary (prayer beads), OM (the sound of the divine), pilgrimage.
Re-incarnation - the belief that when we die our atman is re-born into another body.
Puja - (the act of worship) - offerings, Mandir, Vedas, Murti
Looking for Meaning Pt. 3 - EXTRAS
Theist - someone who believes in God and is convinced God is real.
Atheist - someone who does not belive in God and is in convinced God is not real.
Agnostic - someone who is not sure if God is real and feels that proof of his existence is beyond human knowledge and experience.
Miracle - something that seems to break a law of science and makes you think that only God could have done it.
Numinous - 'the feeling of a prescence greater than yourself, often in awe and wonder'.
Omnipotent - God is all-powerful
Omnipresent - God is everywhere
Omniscient - God is all-knowing
Omnibenevolent - God is all-loving
Creation - theories about how the world was made e.g. the Big Bang, or Genesis (world created in seven days)
Dominion - belief that we were put in charge of the planet for God e.g. Christians believe we should look after the planet.
Environment - the natural world that surrounds us e.g. plants, animals, insects all around us.
Humanity - caring or compassion for other people e.g. serving others voluntarily.
Soul - the part of a human that is not physical, the spiritual part e.g. a reflection of the ‘image of God’ in human beings.
Stewardship - responsibility to guard over something e.g. Christian belief that we have to look after the world.
EXTRAS FOR QUESTIONS B, C, D, E
‘Ex Nihilo’ - nothing was there until it was created.
The Big Bang - the universe comes from a giant explosion that happened 15,000 years ago; Evolution - humans are actually developed from monkeys via natural selection.
Literalist/Creationist - believe everything in the Bible happened exactly the way it is said.