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Section 3.1 - Believing in God [Incomplete]

Edexcel GCSE Religious Studies Unit 3.1
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amy irvine

on 25 May 2012

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Transcript of Section 3.1 - Believing in God [Incomplete]

Believing in God Keywords Agnosticism Atheism Conversion Free Will Miracle Moral Evil Natural Evil Numinous omni-benevolent Omniscient omnipotent Prayer Not being sure whether God exists Believing that God does not exist When your life is changed by giving yourself to God Something which seems to break a law of science and makes you think only God could have done it The idea that humans are free to make their own choices Actions done by humans which cause suffering Things which cause suffering but have nothing to do with humans The feeling of the presence of something greater than you The belief that God is all-good The belief that God is all-powerful The belief that God knows everything that has happened and everything that is going to happen An attempt to contact God, usually through words Catholic Upbringing Features How This Leads To Belief BAPTISM AND PARENTS BRING THEM UP AS CATHOLICS PARENTS TEACH CHILDREN TO PRAY ATTEND MASS AND LEARN TO PRAY GO TO A CATHOLIC SCHOOL LISTEN TO WHAT THEIR PARENTS TELL THEM WHY WOULD THEIR PARENTS WASTE TIME PRAYING TO NOTHING?
POSSIBLE RELIGIOUS EXPERIENCE SO MANY CAN'T BE WRONG BELIEVE THEIR TEACHERS CATHOLIC UPBRINGING... GOOD/BAD? good bad UNITES FAMILIES IN ACTIVITIES GIVES CHILDREN A GOOD SENSE OF RIGHT AND WRONG GIVES THEM A SENSE OF BELONGING, COMMUNITY AND EMOTIONAL STABILITY THEY DIDN'T CHOOSE IT TAKES AWAY RIGHT OF FREEDOM OF RELIGION WORKS AGAINST COMMUNITY COHESION AS CHILDREN BROUGHT UP TO SEE OTHER RELIGIONS AS WRONG Religious Experience Type of Experience What is it? NUMINOUS PRAYER CONVERSION MIRACLE "A FEELING OF THE PRESENCE OF SOMETHING GREATER THAN YOU" "AN ATTEMPT TO CONTACT GOD, USUALLY THROUGH WORDS" "WHEN YOUR LIFE IS CHANGED BY GIVING YOURSELF TO GOD" and "WHEN A PERSON WANTS TO CHANGE AND COMMITS THEMSELF TO GOD" "SOMTHING WHICH SEEMS TO BREAK A LAW OF SCIENCE AND MAJES YOU THINK ONLY GOD COULD HAVE DONE IT.
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