Edexcel RE Unit 3

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Believing in God-

Agnosticism: not being sure whether God exists.

Atheism: believing that God does not exist.

Conversion: when your life is changed by giving yourself to God.

Free Will: the idea that humans are free to make their own choices.

Miracle: something which appears to break the laws of science and makes you believe that only God could have done it.

Moral Evil: actions by humans which cause suffering (murder).

Natural Evil: things which cause suffering but have nothing to do with humans but caused by nature (earthquakes).

Numinous: the feeling of the presence of something greater than you (church,stars,sunset).

Omni-Benevolent: the belief that God is all loving.

Omnipotent: the belief that God is all powerful.

Omniscient: the belief that God is all knowing.

Prayer: an attempt to contact God, usually through words.

Matters of Life and Death

 Abortion: the removal of a foetus from the womb before it can survive.

Assisted Suicide: providing a seriously ill person with the means to commit suicide.

Euthanasia: the painless killing of someone dying from a painful disease.

Near Death: when someone about to die has an out of body experience.

Immortality of the Soul: the idea that the soul lives on after the death of the body.

Non-Voluntary Euthanasia: ending someones life painlessly when they are seriously ill and unable to…


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