Unit 2 Religious education keywords

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Numinous
the feeling of the presence of something greater than you eg in a church or looking up at the stars
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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 a law of science and makes you think only God could have done it
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Prayer
something which seems to break a law of science and makes you think only God could have done it
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Design
when things are connected and seem to have a purpose eg the eye for seeing
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Causation
the idea that everything has been caused (started off) by something else
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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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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 eg earthquakes
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Omnipotent
the belief that God is all-powerful
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Benevolent
the belief that God is good/kind
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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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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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Immortality of the soul
the idea that the soul lives on after the death of the body
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Purgatory
a place where Catholics believe souls go after death to be purified
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Heaven
a place of paradise where God rules
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Hell
a place of horrors where Satan rules
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Paranormal
unexplained things which are thought to have spiritual causes eg ghosts, mediums
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Sanctity of life
the belief that life is holy and belongs to God
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Abortion
the removal of a foetus from the womb before it can survive
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Contraception
preventing conception from occurring
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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 commit suicide
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Voluntary euthanasia
the situation where someone dying in pain asks a doctor to end her/his life painlessly
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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 eg switching off a life-support machine
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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 and, usually, having children
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Faithfullness
staying with your marriage partner and having sex only with them
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Pre-marital 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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Annulment
a declaration by the Church that a marriage never lawfully existed
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Re-marriage
marrying again after being divorced from a previous marriage
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Nuclear family
mother, father and children living as a unit
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Extended family
children, parents and grandparents/aunts/uncles living as a unit or in close proximity
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Re-constituted family
where two sets of children (step-brothers and sisters) become one family when their divorced parents marry each other
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Homosexuality
sexual attraction to the same sex
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Equality
the state of everyone having equal rights regardless of gender/race/class
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Sexism
discriminating against people because of their gender (being male or female)
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Multi-ethnic society
many different races and cultures 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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Discrimination
putting prejudice into practice and treating people less favourably because of their race/gender/colour/class
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Racism
the belief that some races are superior to others
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Racial harmony
different races/colours living together happily
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Multi-faith society
many different religions living together in one society
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Religious pluralism
accepting all religions as having an equal right to coexist
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Religious freedom
he right to practise your religion and change your religion
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when your life is changed by giving yourself to God

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Conversion

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

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Card 4

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

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when things are connected and seem to have a purpose eg the eye for seeing

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