R.E key words unit 1

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Unit 1- 1:Believing in God
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Numinous
The feeling you get when you are in a great cathedral or look up at the stars and feel there is something much greater than you.
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Conversion
When your life is changed by giving yourself to God.
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Miracle
Something which seems to break the laws of science and makes you think only God could have done it.
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Prayer
An attempt to contact God, usually through words.
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Design
When things are connected and seem to have a purpose, e.g. the eye is designed for seeing.
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Causation
The idea that everything has been caused by something else.
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Agnosticism
Not being sure whether God exists.
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Atheism
Believing that God doesn't exist.
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Moral Evil
Actions done by humans which cause suffering.
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Natural Evil
Things like earthquakes and floods which cause suffering and have nothing to do with humans.
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Omni-Benevolent
The belief that God is good/kind.
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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 that is going to happen.
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Free Will
The idea that human beings are free to make their own choices.
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Unit 1- 2:Matters Of Life and Death
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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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Immortality of The Soul
The idea that the soul lives on after the death of the body.
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Reincarnation
The belief that after death, souls are reborn into a new body.
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Paranormal
The study of unexplained things like ghosts and mediums who say they can contact dead spirits.
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Near Death Experience
When someone about to die has an out of body experience.
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Abortion
The removal of a foetus from the womb before it can survive.
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Sanctity of Life
The belief that life is holy and belongs to God.
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Euthanasia
An easy and gentle death.
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Assissted suicide
Providing a person with the means to commit suicide.
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Voluntary Euthanasia
The situation where someone dying in pain asks a doctor to end his/her life painlessly.
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Non-voluntary Euthanasia
Ending someones life painlessly when they are notable to ask, but you have good reason for believing you would want them to do so. (E.g. Turning iff a life support machine).
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Quality of Life
The idea that life must have some benefits for it to be worth living.
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Unit 1-3:Marriage and Family Life
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Cohabitation
Living together without being married.
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Marriage
A man and woman legally joined so that they are allowed to live together and usually have children.
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Faithfulness
Staying with your marriage partner and having sex with only them.
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Pre-marital sex
Sex before marriage.
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Promiscuity
Having sex with a number of partners without wanting a relationship.
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Adultery
A married person having sex with someone other than their marriage partner.
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Divorce
The legal ending of a marriage.
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Re-marriage
Marrying again after being divorced.
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Nuclear family
Mother, father and children living as a unit.
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Extended family
Grandparents/aunts/uncles living as a unit with mother, father and the children or living very close but having a lot of contact.
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Reconstituted Family
Where two sets of children become one family when their divorced parents marry eachother.
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Civil Partnership
A legal ceremony giving a homosexual coupke the same legal rights as a husband and wife.
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Homosexuality
Sexual attraction to the same sex.
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Procreation
Making a new life.
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Contraception
Intentionally preventing pregnancy from occurring.
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Unit 1- 4:Religion and Community Cohesion
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Equality
The state of everyone having equal rights regardless of gender/race/class.
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Sexism
Discriminating against people because of their gender.
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Multi-ethnic society
Many different races and cultures living together in one society.
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Prejudice
Believing some people are inferior or superior without knowing them.
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Discrimination
Putting prejudice into practice and treating people less favourable because of their race/gender/colour/class.
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Racial Harmony
Different races/colours living together happily.
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Racism
The belief that some races are superior to others.
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Multi-faith society
Many different religions living together in one society.
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Religious Pluralism
Accepting all religions as having an equal right to co-exist.
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Religious freedom
The right to practise and change your religion.
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Ethnic minority
A member of an ethnic group which is much smaller than the majority group.
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Community Cohesion
A common vison and shared sense of belonging for all groups in society.
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Interfaith Marriage
Marriage where the husband and wife are from different religions.
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Card 2

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The feeling you get when you are in a great cathedral or look up at the stars and feel there is something much greater than you.

Back

Numinous

Card 3

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When your life is changed by giving yourself to God.

Back

Preview of the back of card 3

Card 4

Front

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

Back

Preview of the back of card 4

Card 5

Front

An attempt to contact God, usually through words.

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Preview of the back of card 5
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