GCSE RE Matters of Life and Death Keywords

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Immortality of the Soul
the idea that the soul lives on after the death of the body
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Resurrection
the belief that, after death the body stays in the grave until the end of the world when it is raised
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Near-death Experience
when someone who is about to die has an out-of-body experience
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Paranormal
unexplained things that are thought to have spiritual cases, eg ghosts or mediums
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Reincarnation
the belief that, after death souls are reborn in a new body
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Sanctity of Life
the belief that life is holy and belongs to God
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Abortion
the removal of the foetus from the womb before it can survive
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Assisted suicide
providing a seriously ill person with the means to commit suicide
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Euthanasia
the painless killing of someone dying from a painful disease
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Non-voluntary Euthanasia
ending someone's life painlessly when they are unable to ask, but you have a good reason for thinking that they would want you to do so
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Quality of Life
the idea that life must have benefits for it to be worth living
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Voluntary Euthanasia
ending life painlessly when someone in great pain asks for death
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the belief that, after death the body stays in the grave until the end of the world when it is raised

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Resurrection

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when someone who is about to die has an out-of-body experience

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unexplained things that are thought to have spiritual cases, eg ghosts or mediums

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the belief that, after death souls are reborn in a new body

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