RS Key Terms

Key terms for the UNIT 1 RS EDEXCEL GCSE.

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Belief in God: Conversion

When your life is changed by giving yourself to God.

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Belief in God: Miracle

Something which breaks the laws of science and makes you think only God could have done it.

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Belief in God: Moral Evil/Natural Evil

Moral evil are actions caused by humans that create suffering eg. war.

Natural evil are things that have caused suffering but have nothing to do with humans eg. floods.

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Belief in God: Numinous

The feeling of the presence of something greater than you.

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Belief in God: Prayer

An attempt to contact God, usually through words.

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Matters of Life and Death: Assissted suicide

Giving someone the means with which to commit suicide.

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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.

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Matters of Life and Death: Near-death experience

When someone about to die has an out of body experience.

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Matters of Life and Death: Non-voluntary euthanasi

Ending someone's life painlessly when they are unable to ask, but you have food reason for thinking they would want you to do so.

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Matters of Life and Death: Paranormal

Unexplained things which are through to have spiritual causes eg. ghosts.

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Matters of Life and Death: Quality of Life

The idea that life must have benefits for it to be worth living.

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Matters of Life and Death: Reincarnation/Resurrect

Reincarnation is the belief that after death souls are reborn into a new body.

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

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Matters of Life and Death: Sanctity of Life

The belief that life is holy and belongs to God.

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Matters of Life and Death: Voluntary Euthanasia

Ending life painlessly when someone in great pain asks for death.

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Marriage and Family life: Adultery

A sexual act between a married person and someone other than their marriage partner.

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Marriage and Family life: Nuclear family

Mother, father and children living as one unit.

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Marriage and Family life: Pre-marital sex

Sex before marriage.

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Marriage and Family life: Procreation

Making a new life.

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Marriage and Family life: Promiscuity

Having sex with a number of partners without commitment.

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Marriage and Family life: Re-constituted family

Where two sets of children (stepbrothers and stepsisters) become one family when their divorced parents marry each other.

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Marriage and Family life: Re-marriage

Marrying again after you've already had a divorce.

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Religion and community cohesion: Community cohesio

A common vision and shared sense of belonging for all groups in society.

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Religion and community cohesion: Ethnic minority

A member of an ethnic group (race) which is much smaller than the majority group.

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Religion and community cohesion: Religious freedom

The right to practice your religion and change your religion.

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Religion and community cohesion: Religious plurali

Accepting all religions as having an equal right to coexist.

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