RE GCSE Unit 3 Keywords

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All The Keywords For Re Gcse Unit 33.1 3.2 3.3 3.4

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agnosticism
 
not being sure whether God exists
atheism
 
believing that God does not exist
conversion
 
when your life is changed by giving yourself to God
free will
 
the idea that human beings are free to make their own choices
miracle
 
something which seems to break a law of science and makes you think only God could have done it
moral evil
 
actions done by humans which cause suffering
natural evil
 
things which cause suffering but have nothing to do with humans
numinous
 
the feeling of the presence of something greater than you
omni-benevolent
 
the belief that God is all-good
omnipotent
 
the belief that God is all-powerful
omniscient
 
the belief that God knows everything that has happened and everything that is going to happen
prayer
 
an attempt to contact God, usually through words
abortion
 
the removal of a foetus from the womb before it can survive
assisted suicide
 
providing a seriously ill person with the means to commit suicide
euthanasia
 
the painless killing of someone dying from a painful disease
immortality of the soul
 
the idea that the soul lives on after the death of the body
near-death experience
 
when someone about to die has an out of body experience
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
paranormal
 
unexplained things which are thought to have spiritual causes eg ghosts, mediums
quality of life
 
the idea that life must have some benefits for it to be worth living
Reincarnation
 
the belief that, after death, souls are reborn in a new body
Resurrection
 
the belief that, after death, the body stays in the grave until the end of the world when it is raised
sanctity of life
 
the belief that life is holy and belongs to God
Adultery
 
a sexual act between a married person and someone other than their marriage partner
Civil partnership
 
a legal ceremony giving a homosexual couple the same legal rights as a husband and wife
Cohabitation
 
living together without being married
Contraception
 
intentionally preventing pregnancy from occurring
Faithfulness
 
staying with your marriage partner and having sex only with them
Homosexuality
 
sexual attraction to the same sex
nuclear family
 
mother, father and children living as a unit
pre-marital sex
 
sex before marriage
Procreation
 
making a new life
Promiscuity
 
having sex with a number of partners without commitment
re-constituted family
 
where two sets of children (stepbrothers and stepsisters) become one family when their divorced parents marry each other
re-marriage
 
marrying again after being divorced from a previous marriage
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