Unit 3 RE Keywords

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 humans are free to make their own choices.
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Miracle
Something which seems to break a law of science and makes you think 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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Omni-potent
The belief that God is all-powerful.
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Ominiscient
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 a 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 experience
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 good reason for thinking they would want you to do so.
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Paranormal
Unexplained things which are thought to have spiritual causes, for example, 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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Resurrection
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 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 occurring.
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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 a 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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Remarriage
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 in society.
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Discrimination
Treating people less favourably 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 marriages
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 practise 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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Card 2

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Believing that God does not exist.

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Atheism

Card 3

Front

When your life is changed by giving yourself to God.

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Card 4

Front

The idea that humans are free to make their own choices.

Back

Preview of the back of card 4

Card 5

Front

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

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Preview of the back of card 5
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