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Unit 1 Believing in God

Agnosticism- Not being sure if God exists

Atheism- Believing that God doesn't exist

Theism- Believing that God exists

Conversion- When you life is changed and as a result you give yourself to God

Numinous-The feeling of something greater than you

Prayer- An attempt to contact God, usually through words

Miracle- Something that breaks the laws of science and makes you think that only God could have performed it.

Natural evil- Evil caused not by humans but by natural means

Moral evil- Evil caused by humans

Free Will- The idea that we are free to make our own choices

Omniscient- The belief that God is all knowing

Omnipotent- The belief that God is all powerful

Omni-benevolent- The belief that God is all loving

Unit 2 Matters of Life and Death

Abortion- The removal of a fertilized egg 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 idea that the soul lives on after the death of the body

Near-Death experience- When somebody about to die has an out of body experience

Non-voluntary euthanasia- Ending someones life painlessly when they are unable to ask but there is a good reason to do so

Paranormal- Unexplained things thought to have spiritual…


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