gcse re based on roman catholic christianity, 2012 to 2014 unit 1

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Agnosticism: Not being sure if god exists or not.

Atheist: Believing that God does not exist.

Conversion: Changing from one religion to another or from not

following a religion to following one.

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

Miracle: Something that breaks the laws of science and makes you

think only God could have done it.

Moral Evil: Actions done by humans which cause suffering.

Natural Evil: Things which cause suffering but were not caused by humans.

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

Omnipotent: The belief that God is all-powerful.

Omniscient: The belief that God is all-knowing.

Omni-Benevolent: The belief that God is all-good and kind.

Prayer: An attempt to communicate with God, usually through words


Abortion- removal of a fetus 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

immortality of the soul- the belief that the soul lives on after the death of the body

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

Non-voulantary euthanasia- ending someones life painlessly when they are unable to ask, but you have a good reason for thinking they would want you to do so

paranormal- unexplaned things which break the laws of science eg. ghosts, mediums.



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