unit 1

agnosticism
not being sure whether god exists
1 of 48
atheism
believing hat god does not exist
2 of 48
conversion
when your life is changed by giving yourself to god
3 of 48
free will
the idea that humans are free to make their own choices
4 of 48
miracle
something which seems to break the law of science and make you think only god could have done it
5 of 48
moral evil
action done by a human which causes suffering
6 of 48
natural evil
things which cause suffering but have nothing to do with humans
7 of 48
numinous
the feeling of the presence of something greater than you
8 of 48
omni-benevolent
the belief that god is all good
9 of 48
omnipotent
the belief that god is all powerful
10 of 48
omniscient
the belief thtgod knows evrything that has happened and evrything that is going to happen
11 of 48
prayer
an attempt to contact god, usually through words
12 of 48
abortion
the removal of a foetus from the womb before it can survive
13 of 48
assisted suicide
providing a seriously ill person with the means to commit suicide
14 of 48
euthanasia
the painless killing of someone dying from a painful disease
15 of 48
immortality of the soul
the idea that the soul lives on after the death of the body
16 of 48
near-death experiance
when someone is about to die has an out of body experiance
17 of 48
non-voluntary euthanasia
ending someones life painlessly when they are unale to ask, but you have good reason for thinking they would wat to do this
18 of 48
paranormal
unexplained things which are thought to have spiritual causes e.g. ghosts, mediums
19 of 48
quality of life
the idea that life must have some benefits for it to be worth living
20 of 48
reincarnation
the belief that, after death, souls are eborn into a new body
21 of 48
resurrection
the belief that, after death, the body stays in the grave until the end of the world when it is raised
22 of 48
sanctity of life
the belief that life is holy and belongs to god
23 of 48
voluntary euthanasia
ending life painlessly when someone in great pain asks for death
24 of 48
adultery
a sexual act between a married person and someone other than their marriage partner
25 of 48
civil partnership
a legal ceremony giving a homosexual couple the same legal rights as a husband and wife
26 of 48
cohabitation
living together without being married
27 of 48
contraception
intentially preventing pregnancy from occurring
28 of 48
faithfulness
staying with your marriage partner and having sex with only them
29 of 48
homosexuality
sexual attraction to the same sex
30 of 48
nuclear family
mother, father and children living as a unit
31 of 48
pre-marital sex
sex before marriage
32 of 48
procreation
making a new life
33 of 48
promiscuity
having sex with a number of partners without commitment
34 of 48
re-connstituted family
where two sets of children (stepbrother and stepsister) become one family when their divorced parents marry each other
35 of 48
re-marriage
marrying again after being divorced from a previous marriage
36 of 48
community cohesion
a common vision and shared sense of belongings for all groups in society
37 of 48
discrimination
treating people less favourably because of their ethicity/gender/colour/sexuality/age/class
38 of 48
ethnic minority
a member of an ethnic group (rece) which is much smaller than the majority group
39 of 48
interfaith marriage
a marriage in which the husband and wife are fromn different religions
40 of 48
multi-ethnic society
many different races and cultures living together in one society
41 of 48
multi-faith society
many different religions living together in one society
42 of 48
prejudice
believing some people are inferior or superior to others
43 of 48
racial harmony
different races/colours living together happily
44 of 48
racism
the belief that some races are superior to others
45 of 48
religious freedom
the right to practice your religion and change your religion
46 of 48
religious pluralism
accepting all religions as having an equal right to coexist
47 of 48
sexism
discriminating against people because of their gender (being male or female)
48 of 48

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Card 2

Front

atheism

Back

believing hat god does not exist

Card 3

Front

conversion

Back

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Card 4

Front

free will

Back

Preview of the front of card 4

Card 5

Front

miracle

Back

Preview of the front of card 5
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