UNIT 2 Vocabulary

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NUMINOUS
The feeling of the presence of something greater than you
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CONVERSION
When your life is changed by giving yourself to God
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MIRACLE
Something which seems to break the law of science and makes you think only God could have done it
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PRAYER
An attempt to contact God, usually through words
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AGNOSTICISM
Not being sure whether God exists, whether there is enough evidence to be able to prove it
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ATHEISM
Believing that God does not exist
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MORAL EVIL
Actions done by humans which cause suffering. e.g: Murder, ****
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NATURAL EVIL
Things which cause suffering but have nothing to do with humans. e.g: Earthquakes, volcano eruptions
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OMNIPOTENT
The belief that God is all powerful
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OMNIBENEVOLENT
The belief that good/kind/loving
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OMNISCIENT
The belief that God is all knowing
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FREE WILL
The power of making choices unconstrained by God
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RESSURECTION
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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IMMORTALITY OF THE SOUL
The belief that the soul lives on after death of the body
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PARANORMAL
Unexplained things which are though to have spiritual causes. e.g: ghosts, mediums
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ABORTION
The removal of the 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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EUTHANASIA
An easy and gentle death
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ASSISTED SUICIDE
Providing a seriously ill person with the means to suicide
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VOLUNTARY EUTHANASIA
The situation where someone dying in pain asks a doctor to end their life painlessly
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NON- VOLUNTARY EUTHANASIA
Ending someones life painlessly when they are unable to ask, but you have a good reason for thinking they would want you to do so e.g: switching off a life- support machine
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NEAR-DEATH EXPERIENCE
The experience of being close to death but surviving
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QUALITY OF LIFE
The degree of well- being felt by an individual or group of people
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REINCARNATION
A second or new birth
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COHABITATION
Living together without being married
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MARRIAGE
The condition of a man and woman legally united for the purpose of living together
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FAITFULNESS
Staying with your marriage partner and having sex only with them
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PRE- MARITIAL SEX
Sex before marriage
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PROMISCUITY
Having sex with a number of partners without commitment
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ADULTERY
An act of sexual intercourse between a married person and someone other than their marriage partner
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RE-MARRIAGE
Marrying again after being divorced from the previous marriage
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NUCLEAR FAMILY
Mother, father and children living as a unit
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EXTENDED FAMILY
Family children, parents and grandparents/ aunts/ uncles living as a unit
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RE- CONSTITUTED FAMILY
Where 2 sets of children become one family when their divorced parents marry each other
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CIVIL PARTNERSHIP
In the UK, civil partnership is granted under the Civil Partnership Act 2014, meaning same sex couples rights and responsibilities identical to civil marriage
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CONTRACEPTION
The use of a device or procedure to prevent conception as a result of sexual acitivity
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PROCREATION
The sexual activity of conceiving and bearing offspring
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When your life is changed by giving yourself to God

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