RE: Unit 1 --> Christianity & Islam

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Natural Evil
Things that cause suffering but have nothing to do with humans
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Moral Evil
Actions done by humans which cause suffering
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Free Will
The idea that human beings are free to make their own choices
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Religious Experience
An event where people feel that they have had direct contact with god
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Numinous
the feeling of presence of something greater than you, e.g. in a church or looking up at the stars
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Miracle
Something which seems to break the law of science and makes you think that only God could have done it
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Conversion
When your life is changed by giving yourself to God
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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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Omnipotent
The belief that God is all powerful
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Omnibenevolent
The belief that God is good or kind
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Prayer
An attempt to contact God, usually through words
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Theism (Theist)
Believing that God does eist
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Atheism (Atheist)
Believing that God does not exist
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Agnosticism (Agnostic)
Not being sure whether God exists
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Paranormal
Unexplained things which are thought to have spiritual causes, e.g. Ghosts and mediums
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Heaven
A place of paradise where God rules
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Hell
A place of horrors where Satan rules
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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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Abortion
The removal of a fetus 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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Non-voluntary euthanasia
Ending someone's life painlessly when they are unable to ask, but you have good reason for thinking they would you want you to do so, e.g. switching of a life support machine
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Voluntary Euthanasia
When someone dying in pain asks a doctor to end his/her life personally
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Sanctity of life
The belief that life is holy and belongs to God
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Purgatory
A place Catholics believe you go to so as to work of sins before going to heaven
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Adultery
An act of sexual intercourse between a married person and someone other than their marriage partner
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Cohabitation
Living together without being married
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Faithfulness
Staying with your marriage partner and having sex only with them
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Marriage
The condition of a man and woman legally united for the purpose of living together and, usually, having children
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Pre-marital Sex
Sex before marriage
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Promiscuity
Having sex with a number of partner without commitment
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Homosexuality
Sexual attraction to people of the same gender
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Annulment
A declaration by the church that a marriage never lawfully existed
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Re-marriage
Marrying again after being divorced from a previous marriage
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Extended Family
Children, parents and grandparents/aunts/ uncles living as a unit in a close proximity
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Nuclear Family
Mother, Father and children living as a unit
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Re-constituted Family
Where two sets of children (step-brothers and sister) become one family when their divorced parents marry each other
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Celibate life
one without sex
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Annulment
This means the marriage is invalid and never truly existed
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Civil partnership
A legal ceremony giving homosexual couples the same legal rights as a husband and wife
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Contraception
Intentionally preventing pregnancy from occuring
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Procreation
Making a new life
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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 (being male or female)
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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 even knowing them
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Discrimination
Putting prejudice into practice and treating people less favorably because of their race/gender/coulor/class
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Racism
The belief that some races are superior to others
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Racial harmony
Different races/colours living together happily
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Muiti-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 coexist
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Religious freedom
The right to practice your religion and change your religion
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Community Cohesion
A common vision and shared sense of belonging for all groups in society
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Actions done by humans which cause suffering

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Moral Evil

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

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An event where people feel that they have had direct contact with god

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the feeling of presence of something greater than you, e.g. in a church or looking up at the stars

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