Re key words year 11

re key words for edexcel year 11 catholic and christianity paper 

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Believing in God Key Words

conversion: when your life is changed by giving yourself to God

miracle: something which seems to break a law of science and makes you tink only God could have done it

Numinous: the feeling of the presence of something greater than you

prayer: an attempt to contact God usually through words

agnosticism: not being sure whether God exists

atheism: believing that God does not exist

free will: the ides that human beings are free to make their own choices

moral evil: actions done by humans which cause suffering

natural evil: things which cause evil and suffering but have nothing to do with humans

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believing in God Key words

omni-benevolent: the belief that God is all good

omnipotent the belief that God is all powerful

omniscient: the belief that God knows everything that has happened and everything that is going to happen

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matters of life and death

immortality of the soul: the idea that the soul lives on after the death of the body

resurrection: the belief that after death, the body stays in the grave until the end of the world, when it is raised

near-death experience: when someone about to dies has an out of body experience

paranormal: unexplained things which are thought to have spiritual causes for example ghosts, mediums

reincarnation: the belief that, after death, the souls are reborn into a new body

abortion: the removal of the foetus from the womb before it can survive

sanctity of life: the belief that life is holy and belongs to God

assisted suicide: providing a seriously ill person with the means to commit suiside

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matters of life and death

euthenasia: the painless killing of someone dying from a painful disease

non voluntary euthenasia: ending someones life painlessly when they are unable to ask but you have good reason for thinking they would have wanted you to do so

quality of life: the idea that life must have some benefits to be worth living

voluntary euthenasia: ending someones life painlessly when someone in great pain asks for death

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marriage and family

civil partnership:a legal ceremony giving a homosexual couple the same legal rights as a husband and wife

cohabitation: living together without being married

contraception: intentionally preventing pregnancy from occuring

homosexuality: sexual attraction to the same sex

nuclear family: mother, father and children living together as a unit

re-constituted family: where two sets of children (step brothers and step sisters) become one family when their parents divorce and marry each other

re-marriage: marrying again after being divorced from a previous marriage

adultery: a sexual act between a married person and someone other than their marriage partner

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marriage and family

pre-marital sex: sex before marriage

procreation: making a new life

promiscuity: having sex with a number of partners without commitment

faithfulness: staying with your marriage partner and ony having sex with them

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community cohesion

sexism:discriminating against people because of their gender

discrimination: treating people less favourably because of their ethnicity/gender/colour/sexuality/age/class

ethnic minority: a member of an ethnic group (race) which is much smaller than the majority group

multi-ethnic society: many different races and cultures living together in one society

prejudice: believing that some people are inferior or superior without eving knowing them

racism: the belief that some races aresuperior to others

community cohesion: a common vision and shared sense of belonging for all groups of society

multi faith society: many differnet religions living together in one society

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community cohesion

racial harmony: different races/colours living together happily

religous freedom: the right to practise your religion and change your religion

religous pluralism: accepting all religions as having an equal right to co exist

interfaith marriage: marriage where the husband and wife are from different religions

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