Good and Evil

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'good' is 'undefinable', we just know my intuition
G E Moore
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by 'good' we mean that which gives us pleasure or avoids pain
Jeremy Bentham
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good is just an emotional reaction
A J Ayer
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evil is "physical pain, mental suffering and moral wickedness"
John Hick
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"whence cometh evil is he neither able nor willing? Then why call him God"
Epicurus, The Problem of Evil
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"God saw all that he had made and said that it was very good"
Genesis 1
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God created a perfect world, but evil came into it at the fall of humanity and original sin
Augustine's Theodicy
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evil is "soul making"
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"suffering in the world teaches us to be better people"
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either the world was not perfect to start or God made it that way
F D E Schleiermacher against Augusine's theodicy
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lucifer and the angles "lost their place in Heaven"
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"Satan who leads the whole world astray"
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Lucifer "went to wage war" and is described as a "dragon"
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Jesus was almost tempted in the desert by Satan to make bread from stone and jump off a cliff
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Jesus was "driving out the demons"
in Luke 11 when healing the mute man
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"as all die in Adam, so all will be made alive in Christ"
1 Corinthians 15
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"God is faithful, he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear"
1 Corinthians
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"let us love one another... God is love"
1 John
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"whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life"
John 3:16
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"shall we accept the good and not the trouble?"
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"the Lord gives and the Lord takes away. Blessed be the name of the Lord"
Job 1
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"he speaks to them in their affliction"
Job 36
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"Father forgive them, they know not what they have done"
Luke 23
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"the son of Man did not come to be served but to serve"
Matthew 20
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"sufferings of Christ flow over into our lives" "so also through Christ our comfort overflows"
2 Corinthians
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"the kingdom the power, the glory are yours now and forever"
Adoration, The Lord's Prayer
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Thanksgiving, The Lord's Prayer
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"forgive us our sins... deliver us from evil"
Confession,The Lord's Prayer
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"deliver us from evil... give us today our daily bread"
Supplication, The Lord's Prayer
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"it is a disgrace for a woman to speak in church"
1 Corinthians
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"if a man lies with a man as he lies with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination"
Leviticus 20
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Conscience = "capacity to reason" - "conscience is the voice of reason"
Thomas Aquinas
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"a good conscience is the place of Christ"
St Augustine
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"every man, as a moral being has the conscience originally within him"
Immanuel Kant
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"the duty is to cultivate on conscience"
Immanuel Kant
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"if we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not within us"
1 John 1
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"when i want to do good, evil is right there within me"
Romans 7
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"created in Christ Jesus to do good works"
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"the spirit is willing but the body is weak"
Matthew 26:41
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"the acts of sinful nature are obvious... those who live like this will not inherit the kingdom of God"
Galatians 5
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"from a persons heart, come the evil ideas which lead him to do immoral things"
Mark 7
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"if God both can and wants to abolish evil then how come evil is in the world?"
Epicurus, The Problem of Evil
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"sensitive spirits may ask if it [evil] can possibly be reconciled with God's justice and love"
John Scott
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"suffering may be God's way of defeating the devil"
Dr Peter Kreeft
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"either God cannot abolish evil, or he will not. If he cannot then he is not all-powerful. If he will not then he is not all-good"
St Augustine
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