GCSE OCR B: Religious Studies - Belief About Deity - Definitions

Definitions from Philosophy and Applied Ethics for OCR B - Revision Guide

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Agnostic
Somebody who believes that it is impossible to know whether or not God exists
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Analogy
Using a word symbolically to suggest something else
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Atheist
Someone who does not believe in God
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Big Bang Theory
Scientific theory which suggests tat there was a massive explosion about 18 billion years ago and that this led to the creation of the whole universe
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Immanent
God is within all
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Intelligent Design (Teleological Argument - Issac Newton & William Paley)
A theory which says that life is so complex that it must have been designed by a higher intelligent being, and did not evolve by natural selection
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Monotheists
People who believe in one God, such as Christians, Jews, Muslims
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Miracle
A marvellous event which cannot have been brought about by humans or by natural means
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Myth
A story which is not factually true, but which has important spiritual truths
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Natural Selection (Charles Darwin)
Theory that tiny differences and genetic mutations between creatures of the same species can sometimes make one individual slightly better suited to their environment than others so they'll survive longer and have more offspring who inherit the trait
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Necessary Being
Theory of Thomas Aquinas that God must exist because he cannot not exist
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Numinous
A mysterious power that suggests the presence of a spirit or god
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Omnibenevolence
All-good
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Omnipotent
All-important
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Omnipresent
All-present
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Omniscient
All-knowing
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Symbol
A way of explaining the unexplainable, and using something to represent something else
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Transcendant
God is above all
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Using a word symbolically to suggest something else

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Someone who does not believe in God

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Scientific theory which suggests tat there was a massive explosion about 18 billion years ago and that this led to the creation of the whole universe

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God is within all

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