AQA GCSE Immortality

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What is Immortality?
Eternal life - life after death
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What are the 6 types of possible ways of achievig immortality?
Resurrection, soul, reincarnation/rebirth, legacy, memory, DNA
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What is resurrection?
Christian Belief - rising from the dead with the same body or a similar spiritual body. Christians believe this will happen on the Day of Judgement
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What is heaven? What is hell?
Heaven: Eternal happiness in the presence of God. Hell: Eternal separation from God
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What is reincarnation?
Hindu belief - Being born again in another form
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What are the Hindu terms relating to reincarnation?
Brahman, Moksha, Atman, Samsara, Karma
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What are the Buddhist terms relating to rebirth?
Anatta - no self, Karma - each life is linked by karma, Nivarna - freedom from individual existance
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What are the four types of evidence for immortality?
Ghosts, Channelling (mediums), NDE's, Scriptural Evidence
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What is channelling?
Communication between living mediums and thse who have died, pass on messages to alive people
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What is an NDE?
Near Death Experience - people who have a sense of leaving their bodies and feeling drawn towards a light - exists beyond this life
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What are some Scriptual Evidence?
Christianty - Ressurection of Jesus; Hinduism - Reincarnation - Bhagavadgita; Buddhism, teaching of Buddha - karma
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What is Dualism?
Where the body and the soul are separate - if the body dies, the soul still lives on - Descartes
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What is Materialism?
Where the body and the soul are inseperable - together. SO when the body dies, the soul dies with it - Dawkins
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What are the three aguments against immortality?
Evolution - Dawkins, Cryonics, Space exploration
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Evidence for reincarnation and rebirth
Memories of past lives - especially from little children
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