Evil and Suffering

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  • Evil and Suffering
    • Problems
      • God's Nature
        • All powerful, knowing and loving
          • Can't be all these things and allow Evil to exist.
      • If he designed world why have flaw of Evil and Suffering
      • Innocent people suffer
    • Suffering
      • Natural
        • caused by natural events e.g. Earthquakes
          • God to blame?
            • Theists say forces that created Earth cause Natural disasters - use Scientific Knowledge
      • Man Made
        • Caused by the actions of Humanity e.g. Crime or Global Warming
      • Just?
        • Murderers and Criminals made to suffer
          • Payback?
        • Keep us healthy
          • e.g. Immune System
        • Appreciate things
          • e.g. Sight with temporary Blindness
        • Better or Stronger person
        • Achieve a goal
        • Test of someones faith
        • Punishment of Sin
        • God's mysterious plan
      • Unjust?
        • Innocent people
          • e.g. Child abuse
          • e.g. Charity workers getting Cancer/disease
      • Causes
        • Christianity
          • Free will
            • Islam
            • Judaism
        • Islam
        • Judaism
        • Buddhism
          • Caused by three poisons ; Ignorance, Greed Hatred.
        • Hinduism
        • Sikhism
          • Karma
            • Hinduism
    • Evil
      • Nature
        • Personal Force
          • evil spirit or devil
        • Impersonal Force
          • power outside God
        • Physchiological
          • arises from mind of person
      • Religious Explanations
        • Caused by free will
          • Islam, Christianity and Judaism
        • Root of Evil is 3 poisons
          • Buddhism
        • Part of samsara
          • Hindusim
        • God is source of Evil
          • Sikhism
      • Responses
        • Meditate to avoid Evil thoughts
          • Buddhism
            • Five moral precepts ; don't harm living things, steal, lie, misuse the senses or take drugs/alcohol.
        • When evil is done 'turn the other cheek'
          • Christianity
        • Meditate and practice Yoga to overcome evil thoughts
          • Hindusim
        • live by Five Pillars
          • Islam
        • Obey God's laws and he will protect them (covenant)
          • Judaism
        • practice selfless service and put God at centre of Lives
          • Sikhism
  • Responses
    • Suffering
      • Natural
        • caused by natural events e.g. Earthquakes
          • God to blame?
            • Theists say forces that created Earth cause Natural disasters - use Scientific Knowledge
      • Man Made
        • Caused by the actions of Humanity e.g. Crime or Global Warming
      • Just?
        • Murderers and Criminals made to suffer
          • Payback?
        • Keep us healthy
          • e.g. Immune System
        • Appreciate things
          • e.g. Sight with temporary Blindness
        • Better or Stronger person
        • Achieve a goal
        • Test of someones faith
        • Punishment of Sin
        • God's mysterious plan
      • Unjust?
        • Innocent people
          • e.g. Child abuse
          • e.g. Charity workers getting Cancer/disease
      • Causes
        • Christianity
          • Free will
          • Buddhism
            • Caused by three poisons ; Ignorance, Greed Hatred.
          • Sikhism
            • Karma
        • Stop suffering = stop craving
          • Accept it = God's mysterious plan
            • Yoga to develop loving devotion and self control
              • Be kind to those who suffer
                • Day of Judgement
                  • Charity is a duty, but help retain self-respect
                    • Rise above suffering

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