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Edexcel ALL UNIT 3

Catholic Christianity Unit 3 All Key Words

the feeling of the presence of something greater than you eg in a church or looking up at the stars numinous
when your life is changed by giving yourself to God conversion
something which seems to break a law of science and makes you think only God could have done it miracle
an attempt to contact God, usually through words prayer
when things are connected and seem to have a purpose eg the eye is designed for seeing design
the idea that everything has been caused (started off) by something else causation
not being sure whether God exists agnosticism
believing that God does not exist atheism
actions done by humans which cause suffering moral evil
things which cause suffering but have nothing to do with humans eg earthquakes natural evil
the belief that God is all-powerful omnipotent
the belief that God is good or kind benevolent
the belief that God knows everything that has happened and everything that will happen omniscient
the belief that, after death, the body stays in the grave until the end of the world when it is raised resurrection
the idea that the soul lives on after the death of the body immortality of the soul
a place of paradise where God rules heaven
a place of horrors where Satan rules hell
unexplained things which are thought to have spiritual causes eg ghosts, mediums paranormal
the belief that life is holy and belongs to God sanctity of life
the removal of a foetus from the womb before it can survive abortion
preventing conception from occurring contraception
an easy and gentle death euthanasia
providing a seriously ill person with the means to commit suicide assisted suicide
the situation where someone dying in pain asks a doctor to end her or his life painlessly 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 non-voluntary euthanasia
living together without being married cohabitation
the condition of a man and woman legally united for the purpose of living together and, usually, having children marriage
staying with your marriage partner and having sex only with them faithfulness
sex before marriage pre-marital sex
having sex with a number of partners without commitment promiscuity
an act of sexual intercourse between a married person and someone other than their marriage partner adultery
a declaration by the Church that a marriage never lawfully existed annulment
marrying again after being divorced from a previous marriage re-marriage
mother, father and children living as a unit nuclear family
children, parents and grandparents or aunts or uncles - all living as a unit or in close proximity extended family
where two sets of children (step-brothers and sisters) become one family when their divorced parents marry each other re-constituted family
sexual attraction to the same sex homosexuality
the state of everyone having equal rights regardless of gender or race or class equality
discriminating against people because of their gender (being male or female) sexism
many different races and cultures living together in one society multi-ethnic society
believing some people are inferior or superior without even knowing them prejudice
the belief that some races are superior to others racism
putting prejudice into practice and treating people less favourably because of their race or gender or colour or class discrimination
different races living together happily racial harmony
many different religions living together in one society multi-faith society
accepting all religions as having an equal right to coexist religious freedom
the right to practise your religion and change your religion religious pluralism
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