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the feeling of the presence of something greater than you e.g. gazing at the stars

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the feeling of the presence of something greater than you e.g.gazing at the stars

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when your life is changed by giving yourself to god

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not being sure whether god exists

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something which seems to break the laws of science and makes you think that only god could have done it

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believing that god does not exist

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moral evil

actions done by humans that cause suffering

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natural evil

things which cause suffering but have nothing to do with humans e.g. earthquakes

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the belief that god is all powerful

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the belief that god is all good / loving

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the belief that god knows everything that has happened and is going to happen

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free will

the idea that humans are free to make their own choices

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an attemp to contact god usually through words

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

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immortality of the soul

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

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unexplained things which are thought to have spiritual causes e.g. ghosts

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sanctity of life

the belief that life is holy and belongs to god

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the removal of a foetus from the womb before it can survive

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the painless killing of someone dying from a painful disease

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assisted suicide

providing a seriously ill person with the means to commit suicide

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voluntary euthanasia

ending life painlessly when someone in great pain who asks for death

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non-voluntary euthanasia

ending someone's life painlessly when they are unable to ask, but you have good reason for thinking they would want you to do so e.g. switching of a life-supporting machine

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near death experience

when someone is about to die has an out of body experience

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quality of life

the idea that life must have some benefits for it to be worth living

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the belief that after death souls are reborn in a new body

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