Theology Vocabulary Definitions (SECTION A)

Afterlife
Continuation of existence after death
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Animal Rights
Idea that animals have to be treated fairly
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Commonality
All living creatures are part of the same process of bilogical life, which gives them value
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Cyclical existence
Time has no beginning or end and human being are constantly reborn again and again
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Determinism
Every event has a cause, so humans dont have free will, as their choices are already caused
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Dominance of humans
Humans have been given right to control over all other living beings
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Free will
Humans are able to make unconstrained choices; their actions aren't determined
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Greed
Excessive desire for things (food and wealth) which has no real relation to actual needs
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Human destiny
The future of human beings / what happens when they die
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Ignorance
Not knowing/understanding the difference between right and wrong
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Immortality of the soul
The belief that the soul lives on after death of the body
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Judgement
God's decision about the destiny of human beings
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Law of cause and effect
Every human action has an automatic consequence, linked to idea of karma
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Linear existence
Time has a beginning and an end, and humans live only once on earth
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Physicalism
The real world is nothing more than the physical world
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Predestination
God has already decided the fate of human beings, whether they go to heaven or hell
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Rebirth/Reincarnation
The belief that after death humans will be reborn on Earth
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Resurrection
After death, the body remains in the grave until the end of the world, when it will be raised to life by God
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Sin
Behaviour which goes against the law of God and seperates humans from God
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Soul
The spiritual or non-material part of a person
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Idea that animals have to be treated fairly

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Animal Rights

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All living creatures are part of the same process of bilogical life, which gives them value

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Time has no beginning or end and human being are constantly reborn again and again

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Card 5

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Every event has a cause, so humans dont have free will, as their choices are already caused

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