GCSE Religious Studies

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Believing in God Key Words:

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 humans 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.

Matter of Life & Death Key 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 a good reason for thinking they would want you to do it



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