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What is suffering?
When people have to face and live with unpleasent events or conditions
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What is responsibility?
Duty; the idea that we are in charge of our own actions
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Why is suffering a problem?
Because we all suffer from it (ie. floods illness loss)
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Questions for believers (1)
if god is all good and wants the best for people, why does god allow suffering, that is clearly not good? are god's intentions bad? what is his purpos?
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Questions for believers (2)
if god is benevolent, why does god allow us to sufer? surely if he cares for us and wants us to be happy, he would not want us to suffer pain and loss.
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Questions for believers (3)
if god is omniscient, he must realise what we suffer. knowledge brings responsibility with it. how can he stand by and do nothing to stop our suffering?
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Questions for Believers (4)
if god is omnipotent and can do anything, god could prevent suffering or stop it altogether. yet suffering contines. theists believe that god created the world.if this is so, why did he create a world that contains so much death and suffering?
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Questions for Believers (5)
why does god allow innocent people to suffer? what purpose does it surve? people who have lived good and decent lives,children who have not done anything wrong, why should these innocent people suffer?
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What is natural suffering?
Suffering caused by nature, e.g. because of earthquakes, volcanoes,floods
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What is man made suffering ?
Suffering caused bu the actions of humans, e.g. through war, pollution, crime.
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What is free will ?
having the ability to choose or determine one's own actions
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What is Just?
Fair or right
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What is unjust?
unfair or not right
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Does suffering have a purpose?
some people argue that suffering is not always bad. it sometimes has positive benifits
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purpose of suffering (1)
some suffering is neccessary to keep us alive. pain tells us that something is wrong
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purpose of suffering (2)
suffering can make us appreciate things that we take for granted. temorary blindness, for examples can make some appreciate the value of sight
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purpose of suffering (3)
it can make us a better stronger person if we have to sow courage and determination to get through the difficult times
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pupose of suffering (4)
some people suffer to achieve a goal for example polar explorers
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purpose of suffering (5)
some believers argue that suffering is a test of someones faith. it can help people to remember there religion and god
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purpose of suffering (6)
some religious people think that suffering is a punishment for sin and that it can teach us a lesson. it helps to show us when we have done something wrong
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What is impersonal force (nature of evil)
the idea that evil is power outside of people that draws them to evil.
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