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Good and Evil

Epicurus









Epicurus' view was that God cannot be all-loving and all-powerful at the same
time, meaning that God cannot possibly exist; if he is all-powerful, he is not
all-loving as he is not preventing evil on Earth, and if he…

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Suffering is an old problem for religious people, particularly for those who believe
that God is:


OMNIPOTENT = OMNISCENT = OMNIBENEVOLENT =
all-powerful all-knowing all-loving




There are two types of evil:

Natural Evil = suffering caused by events that have nothing to do…

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Evil and suffering are necessary for us to grow in power, freedom and
knowledge.
We were created imperfectly with the form but not the content of God.

This theory is evolutionary rather than bible-dependent. Evil is teleological ­ its
purpose is to facilitate…

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Religion and Science

THE BIG BANG

Raw Materials...
Hydrogen & Helium

Evidence
Galaxies moving apart as if they started at the same point ­ they are
expanding. (The Inflation Theory)
Redshift Theory = the further away a galaxy is, the faster it appears…

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Lower back pain
Hemorrhoids
Varicose veins
Weak, exposed veins
Obstetric difficulties
Weak knees

BUT, there is evidence for this, as...

The universe has order, purpose and regularity ­ e.g. the rotation of the
planets, natural law.
The complexity of the universe shows evidence…

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From this, the concept of stewardship was created.














STEWARDSHIP = the belief that the human species should work with the natural
world, protect it and nourish it, rather than abuse it or work against it.


Evolution

Charles Darwin wrote the book `On the…

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