Religion and Conflict - Forgiveness and Suffering

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  • Religion and Conflict (1)
    • Forgiveness and suffering
      • Religious teachings on Suffering
        • Christian
          • Good things come out of suffering. Its important in the Bible.
          • The world is corrupt or fallen and there's an evil power (Lucifer or Satan). It comes as a result of a sin.
          • It's a result of a God-given free will, it assists individuals to grow morally. A test or a consequence for choosing right over wrong.
        • Jews
          • Good things come out of suffering.
          • It's wrong to question God's decisions.
          • Every effort should be made to stop suffering.
          • Suffering can be a form of discipline or punishment. It can be a result of free will.
    • Religious teachings on Forgiveness
      • Christianity
        • Sanctity of life - all life is special and precious
        • In the Lords Prayer; forgiveness is important
        • The Golden Rule 'treat others the way you wish to be treated'
        • The teachings of Jesus and his actions
      • Judaism
        • Sanctity of life - all life is special and precious
        • The golden Rule 'treat others the way you wish to be treated'
        • Repentance is important.
        • Only the victim can forgive as the wrong has been done to them.
    • Why do people suffer?
      • The innocent suffer as they have no one to speak on their behalf.
      • They didn't follow the Golden Rule.
      • Suffering can be a part of God's plan
    • How can those suffering be helped?
      • Helping those who suffer is a duty and priority.
        • Pray for those who are suffering
      • Give to charity.

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