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Agnosticism
Not being sure whether God exists
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Atheism
Believing that God does not exist
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Conversion
When your life is changed by giving yourslef to God
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Free Will
The idea that human beings are free to make their own choices
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Miracle
Something which seems to break the law of science and makes you think only God could have done it
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Moral Evil
Actions done by humans which cause suffering
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Natural Evil
Things which cause suffering but hasve nothing to do with humans
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Numinous
The feeling of the presence of something greater than you
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Omni-benevolent
The belif that God is all-good
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Omnipotent
The belief that God is all-powerful
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Omniscient
The belief that God knows everything that has happened and everything that is going to happen
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Prayer
An attempt to contact God, usually through words
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Abortion
The removal of a foetus from the womb before it can survive
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Asissted Suicide
Providing a seriously ill personm 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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Paranormal
Unexplained things which are thought to have spiritual causes, eg ghosts, medians
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Quality of Lfie
The idea that life must have soem benefits for it to be worth living
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Reincarnation
The belief that, after death, souls are reborn in a new 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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Sanctity of Life
The belief that life is holy and belongs to God
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Voluntary Euthanasia
Ending life painlessly when someone in great pain asks for death
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Adultery
A sexual act between a married perosn and someone other than the marriage partner
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Civil Partnership
A legal ceremony giving a homosexual couple the same legal rights as a husband and wife
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Cohabitation
Living toghether withouth being married
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Contraception
Intentionly preventing pregnancy from occurring
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Faithfulness
Staying with your marriage partner and having sex only with them
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Homosexuality
Sexual attraction to the same sex
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Nuclear Family
Mother, father and children living as a unit
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Pre-marital Sex
Sex before marriage
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Procreation
Making a new life
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Promiscuity
Having sex with a number of partners without commitment
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Re-constituted family
Where two sets of children (stepbrothers and stepsisters) become one family when their divorced parents marry each other
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Re-marriage
Marrying again after being divorced from a previous marriage
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Community Cohesion
A common vision and shared sense of belonging for all groups in society
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Discrimination
Treating people less favourably beacuse of their ethnicity/gender/colour/suxualtiy/age/class
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Ethnic Minority
A member of an ethnic group (race) which is much smaller than the majority of the group
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Interfaith Marriages
MArraige where the husband and wife are from different religions
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Multi-ethnic society
Many different races and cultures living in one society
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Multi-faith society
Many different religions living together in one society
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Prejudice
Believing some people are inferior or superior without even knowing them
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Racial Harmony
Different races/colours living happily together
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Racism
The belief that some races are superior to others
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Religious Freedom
The right to practice your religion and change your religion
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Religious Pluralism
Accepting all religions as having an equal right to coexist
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Sexism
Discriminating against people because of their gender (being male or female)
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Sexism
Discriminating against people because of their gender (being male or female)
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Believing that God does not exist

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Atheism

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When your life is changed by giving yourslef to God

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The idea that human beings are free to make their own choices

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Something which seems to break the law of science and makes you think only God could have done it

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