Mill argues that if God designed the universe he wouldn’t have created something containing any evil at all it wouldn’t fit in with his description. Within the world exists two types of evil; natural evil and human evil. Examples of natural evil are natural disasters which have no human involvement such as; volcanic eruption, earthquakes, hurricanes and tsunamis. These disasters cause death and suffering of millions of innocent humans. Surely and all loving (omnibenevolent) God wouldn’t allow this.
Augustine provides one response to the problem of suffering which is known as the Augustine Theodicy. He suggests that suffering is a consequence of sin. That God, just as it says in Genesis with the Doctrine of original sin, created the world 'perfectly' and it was the presence of Adam and Eve that led to 'the fall' of humanity and the presence of suffering. Augustine believed that God is right not to intervene to put a stop to suffering. He firmly thought that God is a righteous one who at the end of time will deal with those who rejected him.
God makes all things good. Therefore, God has good intentions as he makes the first humans, Adam and Eve. Now to blame one person for the fall of mankind does not seem right. It sounds irrational when someone takes a blame that he/she does not deserve. In John Milton’s Paradise Lost, it seems as though Eve causes humankind’s fall by eating from the tree of knowledge.
The Leanage of sin and death The leanage of sin and death Shinikki Simmons Grand Canyon University BIB 101 September 8, 2009 The leanage of sin and death The nature of sin and how it spread into the world started off with Adam and eve and went on to become even deeper in the earliest era of mankind history. Sin first came along when Adam and eve went to bit the fruit off the tree. Satan had convinced eve that the only reason god had prohibited the eating of the tree of knowledge was that god was jealous for his own sovereignty and that his sovereignty would be jeopardized by man acquisition of knowledge. There after eve shared the fruit with Adam. If temptation would have been prevented man would have gained knowledge, with out experiencing evil.
Some Christians believe that without Judas, the betrayer, the crucifixion, thus the salvation, never would have occurred. Yet had Original Sin never occurred, a fault in human nature, there would be a perfect world in the Garden of Eden. Mankind has damned themselves and only by the holy and willing sacrifice that Jesus made are we able to hope to attain Heaven. Dawe says in lines 6-7, over the big men who must have had it in for him / and the curious ones who’ll watch anything if it’s free, by using the blue collar term ‘big men’ Dawe is trying to make it relatable to modern society. The ‘big men’ in the poem relate to the Jewish rabbi’s and men in power that wanted Jesus dead, but it
As he said that in fact evil comes from angels and human beings who chose deliberately to deny and disobey what God had taught them, by turning away from him and what he had wished for mankind. Augustine believed that every human being was an offshoot of Adam and hence that every single person in the world is guilty of evil, this is as it was Adam who committed ultimate sin in the Garden of Eden. Augustine believed very strongly that evil should be punished. Therefore it was Augustine’s theodicy that said that natural evil in the world is a fitting punishment for moral wickedness. He strongly believed that evil is solely a result of human rebellion.
Lewis explains that this happiness is only “sexual happiness”. Lewis emphasizes in this article that we do have a right to pursue happiness as far as it follows Natural (moral) Law, and legal Law. To Lewis, this situation was not abiding by moral law. Lewis’ statement that “our sexual impulses are thus being put in a position of preposterous privilege. The sexual motive is taken to condone all sorts of behavior which, if it had any other end in view, we would be condemned as merciless, treacherous, and unjust.” rings so true to me.
The man who first rebelled against the Catholic Church was a man named Martin Luther. He did this by creating the 95 Thesis. Thesis number 32 states that “Those who believe that, through letters of pardon indulgences, they are made sure of their own salvation, will be eternally damned along with their teachers”. The 95 Thesis were reasonable and fair to all of England, unlike the Catholic Churches new rules. Henry VIII thought of the idea to challenge the church from Martin Luther.
God told Adam of the sins that were in the future, and though rather than being scared, he was more looking on the bright side of his and Eve’s future together. At the end of Paradise Lost, it is said “some natural tears they dropped, but wiped them soon; the world was all before them, where to choose their place of rest, and providence their guide. They, hand in hand, with wandering steps and slow, through Eden took their solitary way,” which seems it meant that the people of the renaissance saw this as Adam and Eve’s new step in life. It seems that people of this time, thought it was meant to be that they would eat from the forbidden fruit tree and make mankind loose their innocence so that we could learn of the world and not be blind to things. The people of the renaissance, like that of the people of ancient times and medieval times, wanted to live
Once Adam and Eve ate the fruit they understood the difference between right and wrong and understood they had disobeyed God. God sent them out of the Garden of Eden instantly. God’s punishment was not physical but intellectual. The Egyptians and Babylonians believed in multiple gods while the Hebrews believed in one God. Each religion had moral codes, or laws, they had to abide by; the Babylonians followed Hammurabi’s code and the Hebrews followed the Ten Commandments.