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Abortion

The removal of a foetus from the womb before it can survive

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Agnosticsm

(The belief that) there is not enough evidence to establish God's existence

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Atheism

(The belief that) God does not exist

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Benevolent (of god)

(The belief that) God has goodwill towards all beings

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Causation

The system of causes and effects within the universe (which suggests a first cause that's started the process)

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Design (of the world /universe by God)

When things within the universe appear to be connected in a way which suggests purpose and a designer

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Designer (God as)

(The belief that) God is the designer of the world/universe, because it appears to have been designed

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Euthanasia

An easy and gentle death, usually associated with release from incurable disease

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First Cause (God as)

(The belief that) as everything has a cause, there must be a first cause of the world and that is God

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Liberation

Being set free from the cycle of rebirth

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Monotheism

Belief in one God

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Moral evil

The actions of human beings which cause suffering

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Natural evil

Natural features of the world which cause suffering, and which have nothing to do with human beings

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Nurture (religious)

Being bought up to follow the teachings and practices of a religion

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Omnipotent (of God)

(The belief that) God is all powerful

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Omniscient (of God)

(The belief that) God knows everything: past, present and future

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Only possible explanation (God as)

(The belief that) the existence of the world/universe requires an explanation, and the explanation is that God created it

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Polytheism

Belief in more than one God

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Salvation

Being released from the limitations of human existence and sin to eternal life with God

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Sanctity of Life

the belief that life is holy and belongs to God