R.S Keywords - Religion and Life

Conversion
When your life is changed by giving yourself to God
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Miracle
Something which seems to break a law of science and make you think that only God could have done it
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Numinous
The feeling of the presence of something greater than you
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Prayer
An attempt to contact God, usually through words
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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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Free will
The idea that human beings are free to make their own choices
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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
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Omni-benevolent
The belief 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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Immortality of the soul
The idea that the soul lives on after the death of the body
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Paranormal
Unexplained things which are thought to have spiritual causes, for example, ghosts or mediums
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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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Reincarnation
The belief that, after death, souls are reborn in a new body
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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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Assisted Suicide
Providing a seriously ill person with the means to commit suicide
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Euthanasia
The painless killing of someone suffering from a painful disease
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Non-voluntary euthanasia
Ending someone's life painlessly when they are unable to ask, but you have good reason to think they'd want you to do so
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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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Voluntary euthanasia
Ending life painlessly when someone in great pain asks for death
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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 together without being married
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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 step-sisters) become one family when their divorced parents marry each other
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Homosexuality
Sexual attraction to the same sex
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Re-marriage
Marrying again after being divorced from a previous marriage
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Adultery
A sexual act between a married person and someone other than their marriage partner
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Faithfulness
Staying with your marriage partner and having sex only with them
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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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Contraception
Intentionally preventing pregnancy from occuring
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Sexism
Discriminating against people because of their gender
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Discrimination
Treating people less favourably because of their ethnicity/gender/colour/class
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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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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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Racism
The belief that some ethnic groups are superior to others
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Community cohesion
A common vision and shared sense of belonging for all groups in society
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Multi-faith society
Many different religions living together in one society
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Racial Harmony
Different ethnic groups living together peacefully
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Religious freedom
The right to practise your religion and change your religion
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Interfaith marriage
Marriage where the husband and wife are from different religions
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Religious pluralism
Accepting all religions as having an equal right to co-exist
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Card 2

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Something which seems to break a law of science and make you think that only God could have done it

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Miracle

Card 3

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The feeling of the presence of something greater than you

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Card 4

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An attempt to contact God, usually through words

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Card 5

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Not being sure whether God exists

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