And God could stamp it out by not creating entities with free wills. However, there are those who think that it may be possible to accept that God accepts moral evil and such evil may have a purpose or explanation consist with the existence of a supreme being but that there could be no good reason for God to have natural evil in the Universe.
Natural evil may be conceived of as simply part of nature and not evil at all. Is universe, complex as human brain, conscious?
The Problem of Evil. Is evil that which destroys any good at any time? Is suffering the price humans pay for free will? The Bible gives us some hints at some good purposes, e.
I used to teach marketing at a university business school. Any sensible Christian, as well as the Bible, agrees with statement 3, that evil is real.
If natural evil, eg a drought brought on by lack of rainfall, causes crops to fail, the policies of a government can make the food shortages for the poorest people worse moral evil. We should focus on the one true evil event and not let these other things obscure what the Christian God is offering. Yet we use the terms without any thought as to what they means. The Ethics of Aquinas. But creating entities without free wills is a meaningless objective. Moral evil involves a decision by a being with moral ability.
Does Evil Exist? He points to Statement 2 but what he calls evil is just unwanted unpleasant events and not really evil.
I was involved in new product development while I was in marketing management. Religions attempt to explain suffering, help people to cope with it and learn from it. The referenced article by Snoke misses the point.
Weaving together sources ranging from Aristotle and Augustine to contemporary fiction and films, from Leibniz to Levinas, Flescher offers a subtle and incisive analysis of evil that is compelling, insightful, and ultimately calls us to cultivate those virtues that alone can protect us from the force of evil in human life.
So are the other things which are considered evil only worldly things and not really truly evil but only reflect our squeamish feelings and what makes us squeamish changes as we get more technological advanced.
Evil versus Goodness: How do individuals respond to evil and suffering?