Innocent suffering

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  • Innocent Suffering
    • Some forms of suffering seem unfair - e.g. children who are victims of war or famine, babies who have done nothing wrong
    • The story of Job in the Bible illustrates this - a righteous man has huge suffering out upon him  at no point does he sin but he continues to suffer
      • Gods reply is that he has a reason for it, and just because job cant see and understand it doesn't mean that it isn't justified
    • Society workd on the principle of justice - everyone should be treated how they deserve
    • This issue of injustice is the root problem for innocent suffering
    • Innocent suffering raises the problem as the nature of someone being 'innocent' means that they are blameless and so undeserving of any punishment
    • WE expect that when we do something wrong, we should be punished


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