Religious Studies Unit 1: Religion and Life KEY WORDS

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Not being sure if God exists
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The belief that God does not exist
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The belief that God definitely exists
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When your life is changed by giving yourself to God
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Free will
The idea that humans are free to make their own choices
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Something which seems to break the laws of science, making you think only God could have done it
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Moral evil
Actions carried out by humans which cause suffering
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Natural evil
Things which cause suffering but not as a purposeful result of humans (e.g. tsunami)
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The feeling of a presence of something greater than you
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The belief that God is all good/loving
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The belief that God is all poweful
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The belief that God is all knowing. He knows what has happened and what will
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An attempt to communicate with God, usually through words
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Removal of the foetus from the womb before it can survive
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Assisted suicide
Providing means for an ill person to kill themselves
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The painless dying of someone who is terminally ill
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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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Near death experience
When someone about to die has an out-of-body experience
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Non-voluntary euthanasia
Ending someone's life when they are so ill they cannot ask - you have good reason to do this
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Unexplained things and beings which are thought to have a spiritual cause
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Quality of life
The idea that there must be some benefits to being alive
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The idea that after death, souls are reborn into a new body
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The belief that the body will stay in the ground until the end of the world when it will be 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 an ill person's life when someone in great pain asks for it
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A sexual act between a married person and someone other than who they are married to
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Civil partnership
A legal ceremony giving a homosexual couple the same rights as a married husband and wife
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Partners living together without being married
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An intentional way of stopping a pregnancy from occuring
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Staying with your marital partner and not having sex with anyone else
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The sexual attraction and ability to love the same sex
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Nuclear family
Mother, father and children living together in one unit
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Premarital sex
Having sex before you're married
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The act of making a new life, whether it be in sex or artificially
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Having sex with a number of partners without commitment
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Re-constituted family
When two sets of children become part of the same family because their divorced parents get married
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Marrying again after having already being married and divorced once
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Community cohesion
A common vision and and shared sense of belonging for all groups in society
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Treating people less favorably because of an uncontrollable characteristics such as gender or race
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Ethnic minority
A member of a group who does not share the same ethnicity as the majority of other people
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Interfaith marriage
When the 2 partners in a marriage are from 2 different religions. E.g. husband is Christian and wife is Muslim
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Multi-ethnic society
Many races living together in one community, happily and peacefully
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Believing someone is inferior or superior before even meeting them (pre - judging)
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Racial harmony
Many races living in the same place happily
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The belief that some races are better than others. This is a form of discrimination
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Religious freedom
The right to practice and change your religion freely
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Religious pluralism
The belief that all religions have an equal right to coexist
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Discriminating against someone because of their gender (male or female)
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The belief that God does not exist



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The belief that God definitely exists


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When your life is changed by giving yourself to God


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The idea that humans are free to make their own choices


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great for last minute revision!


amazing thank you very much, I can now print them out


these flashcards cover all the keywords in unit 4 'and have the correct definition based on the edexcel and aqa examination

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