Philosophy and Ethics

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Theist
A person who believes in God
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Athiest
A person who believes there is no God
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Agnostic
A person who believes we cannot be sure whether God exists
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Cosmological
Referring to the origin and structure of the universe
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Creation
The act by which God brought the universe into being
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Teleological Argument
The argument that God designed (made the universe because everything is so intricately made in its detail that could not have happened by change
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Big Bang
The beginning of the universe according to many scientists took place when a singularity exploded and from this explosion, all the matter that makes up the universe came into being
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Evolution
Scientific belief that life forms have changed over time, developing from simple creatures to complex creatures
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Miracle
A seemingly impossible occurrence usually good
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Religious Experience
An experience that is outside normal experience, usually involving the supernatural
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Morality
A system of ethics which distinguishes between right and wrong
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Conscience
The inner feeling you are doing right or wrong
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Faith
A commitment to something that goes beyond proof and knowledge, especially used about God and Religion
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Revelation
God shows himself to believers. This is the only way anybody can really know anything about God
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Immanence
The idea that God is present in and involved with life on earth and in the universe (a quality of God)
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Transcendence
The idea that God is beyond and outside life on earth and the universe (a quality of God)
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General Revelation
God making Himself known through ordinary, common human experiences
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Special Revelation
God making Himself known through direct personal experience or an unusual specific event
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Vision
Seeing something, especially in a dream or trance, that shows something about the nature of God or the afterlife
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Supremacy
Supreme power or authority (a quality of God)
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Omnipotence
Almighty, unlimited power (a quality of God)
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Omniscience
The quality of knowing everything (as applied to God)
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Benovolence
Goodness, being all loving (a quality of God)
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Personal nature (of God)
The idea that God is an individual or person with whom people are able to have a relationship or feel close to
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Impersonal nature (of God)
The idea that God has no 'human' characteristics, is unknowable and mysterious, more like an ides or force
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Reality
The quality or state of being actual or true
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Illusion
An erroneous perception of reality
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Suffering
When people have to face and live with unpleasant events or conditions
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Responsiblity
Duty: the idea that we are in charge of our actions
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Natural suffering
Suffering caused by nature, e.g because of earthquakes, volcanoes and floods
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Man-made suffering
Suffering cause by the actions of humans, e.g through war, pollution and crime
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Free will
Have the ability to choose or determine one's own actions
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Just
Fair or right
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Unjust
Unfair or not right
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Evil
The opposite of good. A force or the personification of a negative power that is seen in many traditions as destructive and against God
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Personal being (nature of evil)
The idea that evil is an evil spirit or devil rather than impersonal force
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Psychological Phenomenon
An idea about the nature of evil that it is something arising from the mind of a person
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Impersonal Force (nature of evil)
The idea that evil is a power outside of people that draws them to evil
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Immortality
Endless life or existence: life after death
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Soul
The spiritual rather than the physical part of humans
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Resurrection
Rising from the dead or returning to life (applied to souls after death)
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Legacy
Something handed down from an ancestor; a way of being remembered after death
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Heaven
The state of eternal happiness in the presence of God that Christians believe will be granted to the faithful after this life
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Hell
The state of eternal separation from God, seen as a punishment for sin
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Reincarnation
Being born again in another form
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Karma
The law of cause and effect (Hinduism)
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Rebirth
being born again after death
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Scripture
The sacred writings of a religion
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Channeling
Communicating with the dead through a medium
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Near Death Experiences (NDE)
Some people, when they are close to death or in an intense operation situation, claim to have had a sense and seeing what exists beyond this life
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Dualism
The idea that humans have two basic natures, the physical and the spiritual
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