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Assisted Suicide Helping a seriously ill person to commit suicide
Near Death Experience When someone about to die has an out of body experience
Paranormal Unexplained things which are thought to have spiritual causes e.g. ghosts, mediums
Reincarnation When souls, after death, are reborn in a new body
Resurrection When after death, the body stays in the grave until the end of the world when it is raised
Immortality of the soul The idea that the soul lives on after death
Adultery A sexual act between a married person and someone other than their married partner
Civil Partnership A legal ceremony giving a homosexual couple similar legal rights as a husband and wife
Cohabitation Living together without being married
Contraception The deliberate use of artificial methods or other techniques to prevent pregnancy as a consequence of sexual intercourse.
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-martial sex Having sex before marriage
Procreation To Bring about a new life in the form of a child
Promiscuity Having sex with a number of partners without commitment
Re-constituted family Where two sets of children (stepbrother/sisters) become one family when their divorced parents marry each other
Re-marriage Marrying again after being divorced from a previous marriage
Prejudice Believe others are not as good as you without even knowing them
Discrimination to put prejudice into action
Racism To discriminate against people because of their race or colour
Sexism To discriminate because of gender, being male or female
Multi-ethnic Different races and cultures living together:less chance of war as different races/ nationalities will get to understand each other and intermarry. Helps society see all races have lots in common. More progress as new people bring new ideas.
Multi-Faith Different regions living together: learn what religions have in common. seeing other religions in action may make people more serious about their beliefs. Help people understand each other's beliefs. Encourage freedom and may discourage conflicts
Community Cohesion Community cohesion refers to aspect of togetherness and bonding exhibits by members of a community, the "glue" that holds a community together. This might include features such as a sence of common belonging or cultural similarity
Non-Voluntary Euthanasia Ending someones life painlessly in their best interest when they are incapable of requesting death themselves
NUMINOUS The feeling you get when you are in a great cathedral or look up at the stars and feel there is something much greater than you.
Conversion When your life is changed by giving yourself to God
Miracle Something which seems to break a law of science and makes you think only God could have done it.
Prayer An attempt to contact God, usually through words
Design When things are connected and seem to have a purpose, e.g. the eye is designed for seeing
Causation The idea that everything has been caused by something else
Agnosticism Not being sure whether God exists
Atheist Believing that God does not exist
Moral Evil Actions done by humans which cause suffering
Natural Evil Things like earthquakes and floods which cause suffering and have nothing to do with humans
Benovolent The belief that god is good/kind
Omnipotent The belief that God is all powerful/can do anything
Omniscient The belief that God knows everything that has happened and that is going to happen
Sanctity of life The belief that life is holy and comes from God
Abortion The removal of the fetus from the womb before it can survive
Quality of life The idea that life must feel like it is worth living
Euthanasia Bringing about a premature but painless and gentle death
Voluntary Euthanasia Ending life painlessly when someone in great pain requests death
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