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Believing in God

  • Numinous - The feeling of the presence of something greater than yourself e.g. gazing at the stars
  • Conversion - When your life is changed by giving yourself to God
  • Miracle - Something which seems to break the laws of science and makes you think that only God could have done it
  • Agnosticism - Not being sure whether God exists
  • Atheism - Believing that God does not exist
  • Moral Evil - Actions done by humans that cause suffering
  • Natural Evil - Things which cause suffering but have nothing to do with humans e.g. earthquakes
  • Omnipotent - The belief that God is all-powerful
  • Omni-Benevolent - The belief that God is all good
  • Omniscient - The belief that God knows everything that has happened and everything that is going to happen
  • Freewill - The idea that humans are free to make their own choices
  • Prayer - An attempt to contact God, usually through words
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