OCR Philosophy - Good & Evil

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Good & Evil
Theodicy -a response to the problem of evil
Altruism - selfless act in concern for others
Apocrypha - Christian writings not included in the Bible
Evil - "physical pain, mental suffering and moral wickedness" John Hick
The absence of Good
The Problem of Evil- Epicuras
If God is loving, powerful, knowing and perfect; why is there evil in the world?
-These characteristics are the part of the monotheistic, classical God.
-This Problem is also known as the `Inconsistent Triad'
Irenaeus' Theodicy- Soul Making
-Humans aren't created perfect, but should aim to be
-Evil is a test of our free will
- Suffering helps us grow spiritually
Natural evil- makes us better
Moral Evil- from our free will
Augustine's Theodicy ­Soul-deciding
God made the world perfect, without suffering- Genesis 1-3
-Evil is the privation of good
-Evil comes from free will
-Natural Evil- punishment for sins
-Moral Evil- from free will
-All humans are worthy of punishment because we are part of Adam
"Seminally present in the loins of Adam"
-God has the right not to intervene because he is Just
-As God is benevolent, humans are offered salvation and heaven
"I will fear no evil, for You are with me" Psalm 23:4
"When I want to do good, evil is right there within me" Romans 7:21
"If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves" 1 John 1:8
"The sprit is willing, but the body is weak" Matthew 26:41
"From a person's heart, comes the evil ideas" Mark 7:21
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Fallen Angel
-Apocrypha ­ Lucifer was the archangel who didn't bow down to
Adam and was thrown out of Heaven
"I saw Satan fall like lightening from heaven" Luke 10:18
2.) Devil is a metaphysical being
-He isn't real, but is a symbol of all things evil
"Jesus was driving out a demon" Luke 11:14
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