Religious Studies Unit 2 - Keywords

All the key words that need to be learnt for the Religious Studies Unit 2 Exam on Monday 13th May 2013.

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Moral Evil
Actions done by humans which cause suffering.
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Natural Evil
Things which cause suffering but have nothing to do with humans, e.g. earthquakes.
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Agnosticism
Not being sure whether God exists.
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Atheism
Believing the God does not exist.
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Theism
Believing that God does exist.
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Prayer
An attempt to contact God, usually through words.
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Benevolent
The belief that God is good or 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 everything that is going to happen.
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Coversion
When your life is changed by giving yourself to God.
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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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Numinous
The feeling of presence of something greather than you, e.g. in a Church or looking uo at the stars.
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Religious Experience
An event where people feel that they have had direct contact with God.
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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 horror 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 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
An easy and gentle death.
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Non-Voluntary Euthanasia
Ending someone's life painlessly when they are unable to ask, but you have good reason thinking they would want you to do so, e.g. switching off 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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Quality Of Life
The idea that life must have some benifits for it to be worth living.
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Adultery
An act of sexual intercourse between a married person and someone other than their married 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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Marraige
The condition of man and women 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 previos marriage.
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Extended Family
Children, parents and grandparents/aunts/uncles living as a unit in close proximity.
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Re-constituted Family
Where two sets of children (step-brothers and sisters) become one family when their divorced parents marry each other.
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Celibate Life
One without sex.
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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 that 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 favourably because of their race/gender/colour/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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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 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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Interfaith Marriage
Marraige where the husband and wife are from different religions.
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Ethnic Minority
A member of an ethnic group (race) which is much smaller than the majority group.
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Things which cause suffering but have nothing to do with humans, e.g. earthquakes.

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Natural Evil

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Not being sure whether God exists.

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Believing the God does not exist.

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Believing that God does exist.

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