RS Key Words

Lesser of two Evils
Doing one bad thing is better than doing another worse thing e.g. abortion is better than a child suffering
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Double Effect
Sometimes the intention of on action is good but there is a bad unintended result e.g. removing the fallopian tubes in an ectopic pregnancy to save the mother but the foetus dies
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Abortion
Terminating the pregnancy before the embryo is fully developed
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Sanctity of Life
Life is holy/sacred and only belongs to God. Believed by Christians and Muslims
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Al'jannah
Islamic conception of paradise where people who have led a good life and believe in God go after they die
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Akirah
Means 'Life after Death'. The belief that there are three cosmos; Heaven, humanity and hell. Allah will judge a person and decide where they will go after they die
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Purgatory
Catholic idea of a place where souls go to be purged of their sins (through pain) before going to heaven
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Ensoulment
Many Muslims say that life begins once the soul had entered the foetus which happens at 17 weeks.
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Passive Euthanasia
When treatment is withdrawn and a patient is allowed to die
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Active Euthanasia
When action is taken to end someone's life which can be done in many ways
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EXIT INTERNATIONAL
An organisation that campaigns for euthanasia to be legalised
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Voluntary Euthanasia
When the patient concerned asks someone to help them die
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Involuntary Euthanasia
When the person concerned is no longer able to make a decision so someone else does.
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Cohabitation
Living together without being married
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Nuclear Family
Mother, father ad children living as a unit
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Re-constituted family
Where two sets of children (step-siblings) become one family when their divorced parents re-marry
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Polygamy
When a man has multiple wives, often in Islamic countries
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Agnostic
Someone who doesn't know if they believe in God or not
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Omnipotent
All powerful
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Omnibenevolent
All good
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The Design Argument
Just like a watch is too complicated to have been created by chance, our world is too complicated to have happened by chance and therefore must have a creator
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The Causation Argument
Nothing can happen by itself and must have a cause. Our universe must have a cause and the only thing powerful enough to have caused it is God, therefore God must exist.
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Moral Evil
Evil that is caused by humans and free will e.g murder
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Natural evil
Evil that is caused by the earth and physical factors e.g. earthquakes
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Multi-Faith Society
Different religious groups living together in one society
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Religious Freedom
People have the right to practise their religion or change it
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Religious Pluralism
Accepting all religions as having an equal right to exist
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Exclusivism
Belief that one religion is right and all others are wrong
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Inclusivism
Belief that one religion is right and all others have only part of the truth
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Conversion
A person changes from one religion to another
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Ummah
Sense of community and of worldwide brotherhood is Islam. All Muslims live in similar ways and do the same rituals
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Race Relations Act 1976
Made it unlawful to discriminate against anyone because of race, colour, ethnicity, nationality, employment, housing etc.
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Community Cohesion
A common vision and shared sense of belonging for all groups in society
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Racial Harmony
Different races living together happily
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Card 2

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Sometimes the intention of on action is good but there is a bad unintended result e.g. removing the fallopian tubes in an ectopic pregnancy to save the mother but the foetus dies

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Double Effect

Card 3

Front

Terminating the pregnancy before the embryo is fully developed

Back

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Card 4

Front

Life is holy/sacred and only belongs to God. Believed by Christians and Muslims

Back

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Card 5

Front

Islamic conception of paradise where people who have led a good life and believe in God go after they die

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Preview of the back of card 5
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