Year 10 key words

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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 humans are free to make their own decisions
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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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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 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 form 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 the 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 thing which are thought to have spiritual causes
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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 sacred, 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 married 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 only having sex 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 of society
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Discrimination
Treating people less favourable because of their ethnicity/gender/colour ect.
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Ethnic Minority
A member of an ethnic group which is much small 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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Prejudice
Believing some people are inferior or superior without even knowing them
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Racial harmony
Different races 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 have an equal right to coexist
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Sexism
Discrimination against people because of their gender
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Multi-faith Society
Many different religions living together in one society
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Card 2

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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 humans are free to make their own decisions

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Card 5

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

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