Linda Gilbert THEO202_B10_201340 Short Essay #1 Short Essay on Hamartiology: The Problem of Evil Making sense of wars, catastrophes, disease, crime and so on is summed up as the problem of evil; how to reconcile the existence of evil with that of a God who is omnipotent, omniscient, and omnibenevolent. This essay will define the problem, explain why there is evil in mankind as well as why unpleasant things happen in nature, define and defend the internal consistency of reconciling the divine characteristics God with the evil in the world, and how evil can affect one’s relationship with God. To define the problem of evil is to look at the problems created by having evil in a world that Christians profess was created by a benevolent God. There are basically two kinds of evil within the problem; natural evil and moral evil. Moral evil is an act of mankind such as murder; natural evil would be something that is not caused by any specific agent but has victims such as would be produced by earthquakes.
Augustine defends the god of theism by rejecting the existence of evil as a force or power opposed to god as it would reject the premise that god is omnipotent. Below are the ways in which he justifies moral and natural evil, which respectively mean evil caused by human acts, and evil events caused by the processes of nature. To justify evil, he solves the problem by defining evil as a ‘privation’ – which means when something is ‘evil’, it is not defined to contain bad qualities but is seen to be falling short of perfection, or what it is expected to be. Take a rapist as an example. Adopting Augustine’s idea of ‘evil’, we are to say that he is not living up to standards expected of human beings.
Absolute zero is the coldest temperature that can be reached which is 0 K on the Kelvin scale. It is a thermodynamic temperature scale. Absolute zero has been defined as all molecular motion that does not cease but does not have enough energy for transference to other systems. Therefore, the molecules stop moving. However, it is not theoretically possible to cool any substance to 0 K. Scientists have made great advancements in achieving temperatures close to absolute zero, where matter exhibits quantum effects such as superconductivity and super fluidity.
They cannot conduct electricity as a solid because the normal don’t transfer electrons unless they react with something else. www.antoine.frostburg.edu 03.06 Covalent Bonding and Lewis Structures: Lab and Rubric Before You Begin: You may either copy and paste this document into a word processing program of your choice or print this page.
I have concluded from my own life experiences that God is not responsible for evil. I strongly believe in Jehovah the all mighty! I reference the holy bible in Genesis. Evil is in the world not because God created it, but because we are created with free will. Mankind was led astray by Satan who is ultimately the cause for evil.
Explain the term evil (30m) There are 2 different types of evil moral (caused by human beings) and natural (caused by nature). There is a logical problem of evil which is called the inconsistent triad; this is the argument that God cannot possess all the Omni characteristics with the existence of evil. This is a logical inconsistency. The existence of evil is incompatible with the existence of God; it is logically incoherent to accept that both exist together. God being omnipotent means that he can do anything which means he could have created a world free from evil.
The middle layer is a group of laser beams. And the inner layer is nanotubes that protect structures from laser beams. Later he argues the lasers will destroy objects, which the lasers will go that get through the force field. To fix that problem Kaku thinks that the force field needs to have photochromatics. Then Kaku states that force fields can do more than deflecting laser beams because it can levitate objects by the use of magnetic force fields.
So how good people can become the instruments of evil? In fact, the answer to that question was brought by the Milgram experiment which showed that two-thirds of common people who fell under the power of strong situational forces blindly obey authority and do deeds that are alien to their morality. Bernhard Schlink, the author of the bestseller The Reader, argued that there is a line that individuals may step over under a pervasive,
They are looking at nothing but shadows on a wall which are being cast from a fire. They are chained, and hence they are powerless. In other words; it is suggested by (R. Mohline) "that we probably should understand the allegory as indicating that they did not see clearly since the shadow on the wall would prevent them from seeing the reality of those things that were being reflected to the wall". He believed that we only saw the "shadow" of the real forms that were eternal. Thus, the physical world was only a replica of the real and permanent forms "out there".
While both of these authors take a philosophical look at how our lives and minds interact, their opinions differ and contrast. Pascal, in The Two Infinites, talks about how, ”we feel neither extreme heat nor extreme cold.” He talks about how there are no real absolutes, and that pure absolutes cannot exist to us. He states that we live in between them and that we can neither be all one or the other. He uses hot and cold as an example to illustrate this. Extreme heat and extreme cold are almost the same, both give create a mixed sensation of both burning and freezing.