Philosophy Definitions

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Moral Evil
The result of any morally wrong event caused by the intentional action or inaction of a person. An example might be murder.
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Natural Evil
Refers mainly to evils of nature: earthquakes, floods, tsunamis, snowstorms, etc. They are evils we have no control over.
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Omnipotent
Having unlimited power.
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Omnibenevolent
All loving.
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Free Will
The power of making free choices that are unconstrained by external circumstances or by an agency such as fate or divine will.
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Soul Deciding
The idea that humans have the choice to turn back to God, through the salvation of Jesus.
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Genesis
The first book of the Old Testament recounting the events from the Creation of the world to the sojourning of the Israelites in Egypt.
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Epistemic Distance
Refers to the degree of difficulty involved in knowing of/about God.
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Bible
The Christian scriptures, consisting of the Old and New Testaments.
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Creationism
The belief that the universe and living organisms originate from specific acts of divine creation, as in the biblical account, rather than by natural processes such as evolution.
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Irreducible Complexity
An argument by supporters of intelligent design that certain biological systems are too complex to have evolved from simpler, or "less complete" predecessors, through natural selection.
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Intelligent Design
The theory that life, or the universe, cannot have arisen by chance and was designed and created by some intelligent entity.
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Evolution
The process by which different kinds of living organism are believed to have developed from earlier forms during the history of the earth.
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Natural Selection
The process whereby organisms better adapted to their environment tend to survive and produce more offspring.
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Refers mainly to evils of nature: earthquakes, floods, tsunamis, snowstorms, etc. They are evils we have no control over.

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Natural Evil

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Having unlimited power.

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All loving.

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The power of making free choices that are unconstrained by external circumstances or by an agency such as fate or divine will.

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