Unit 3 keywords Roman Catholic Christianity

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Agnosticism
Not being sure whether God exists.
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Atheism
Believing that God does not exist.
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Conversion
When your life is changed by giving yourself to God.
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Free will
The idea that human beings are free to make their own choices.
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Miracle
Something which seems to break the law of science and makes you think that only God could have done it.
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Moral evil
Actions done by humans which cause suffering.
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Natural evil
Things which cause suffering but have nothing to do with humans.
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Numinous
The feeling of the presence of something greater than you.
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Omni-benevolent
The belief that God is all-good
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Omnipotent
The belief that God is all powerful
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Omniscient
The belief that God knows everything that has happened and everything that is going to happen.
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Prayer
An attempt to contact God usually through words.
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Abortion
The removal of the foetus from the womb before it can survive.
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Assisted suicide
providing a seriously ill person with the means to commit suicide.
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Euthanasia
The painless killing of someone dying from a painful disease.
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Immortality of the soul
The idea that the soul lives on after the death of the body.
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Near-death experiences
When someone about to die has an out of body experience.
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Non-voluntary euthanasia
Ending someone's life painlessly when they are unable to ask, but you have a good reason for thinking that they would want you to do so.
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Paranormal
Unexplained things which are thought to have spiritual causes eg ghosts, mediums
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Quality of life
The idea that life must have some benefits for it to be worth living.
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Reincarnation
The belief that, after death, souls are reborn in a new body.
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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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Sanctity of life
The belief that life is holy and belongs to God.
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Voluntary euthanasia
Ending life painlessly when someone is in great pain asks for death.
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Adultery
a sexual act between a married person and someone other than their marriage partner.
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Civil partnership
a legal ceremony giving a homosexual couple the same legal rights as a husband and wife
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cohabitation
living together without being married
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contraception
intentionally preventing pregnancy from occuring
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faithfulness
staying with your marriage partner and having sex only with them.
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homosexuality
sexual attraction to the same sex
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nuclear family
mother father and children living as a unit
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pre-marital sex
sex before marriage
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procreation
making new life
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promiscuity
having sex with a number of partners without commitment
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Re-constituted family
where two sets of children(stepbrothers and stepsisters) become one family when their divorced parents marry each other.
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re-marriage
marrying again after being divorced from a previous marriage.
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community cohesion
a common vision and shared sense of belonging for all groups.
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discrimination
treating people less favorably because of their ethnicity/ gender/colour/sexuality/age/class
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ethnic minority
a member of an ethnic group(race) which is much smaller than the majority group
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interfaith marriage
marriage where the husband and wife are from different religions.
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multi-ethnic society
many different races and cultures living together in one society
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multi-faith society
many different religions living together in one society
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prejudice
believing some people are inferior or superior without even knowing them
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racial harmony
different races/ colours living together happily
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racism
the belief that some races are superior to others
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religious freedom
the right to practice your religion and change your religion
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religious pluralism
accepting all religions as having an equal right to coexist
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sexism
discriminating against people because of their gender(being male or female)
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Believing that God does not exist.

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Atheism

Card 3

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When your life is changed by giving yourself to God.

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Card 4

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The idea that human beings are free to make their own choices.

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Card 5

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Something which seems to break the law of science and makes you think that only God could have done it.

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