If evil did not taint the world, the world would lack good and freewill, too. God chose freewill for his people rather than a deficit of evil. To have the freedom to do anything outweighs the sum of the evil in the world. Evil can also be viewed as an alternative to a lack of goodness in the world. Without evil to counter good, good would not
Surely and all loving (omnibenevolent) God wouldn’t allow this. Human Evil is where people cause harm to others and create chaos. Why would God create a world that consists of evil and cruelty? therefore Mill questions the idea of an omnibenevolent God, however if it is disagreed that God isn’t all loving then it could suggest that God doesn’t know of our suffering and could mean that omniscience cannot possibly be an attribute of God. Mill would say that if God is omniscient then surely he is aware of our suffering and would therefore intervene in the evil as he loves us all.
However some Christians may disagree because some believe that ‘a man reaps what he sows’; and so they should get what they gave out and suffer the dire consequences 5. Many Christians believe that ‘good conquers all evil’ and so if the young offenders are helped and give back to the community then they would believe that they should be helped. They also believe that you should ‘love thy neighbour’ no matter what their circumstance, they should treat them as they would like to be treated. On the other hand, some atheists may say that punishment provides deterrence and provides protection in society from those who are
The freewill defence argues that freewill is an essential part of humanity, without which we would be like robots. This explains why freewill is sufficiently worth the risk of evil, as many circumstances of evil are a part of the soul-making process according to John Hick. Genuine freewill requires the possibility of evil and without this possibility we would have freewill. It then argues that all the accounts of evil that have happened throughout history were necessary to our freewill. This explains why God did not simply step in and save us from the worst effects of our choices.
They are either feeling guilty because of their subconscious or they are being punished by a being of “higher” power. Gary found out that there are consequences for not obeying “Gods Law”, the same goes for Adam and Eve. So overall the moral of the story: if you don’t obey, you will pay. Gary knew what he had done was wrong, he says “I knew sin was what you took and didn’t give back”, and he was
Humans sometimes sin against each other because sin is in their veins, but in Romans 1:24 it says this, “therefore God gave them over in the sinful desires of their hearts to sexual impurity for the degrading of their bodies with one another.” This verse explains how sin is humans’ veins, so it will be difficult for them to get along. Since humans were created in God’s image; therefore, if one human tends to do wrong to another human being is compared like doing wrong to God because we are a part of God’s
“But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” (Romans 5:8). “Consequently, just as the result of one trespass was condemnation for all men, so also the result of one act of righteousness was justification that brings life for all men.” (Romans 5:18) The execution of Aslan plays out much like the cruxification of Jesus. Aslan, just like Jesus, is taunted and humiliated, even spit upon. His mane is shaved, symbolizing the stripping away of this power which was also symbolic of strength for Samson in the Old Testament. He is bound and killed.
The robber, in this case, made the decision to commit this crime, and upon getting caught, or being seen, must suffer the consequences of being deemed evil, because someone who is out for the greater good of people and society as a whole, wouldn’t be stealing anything from anyone for personal gains. The last example I will give in regards to evil being present in so many different ways is the touchy subject of child molestation. Everything about child molestation is evil and inhumane, so my view on the matter can be seen right there. The people who commit these crimes may not have been evil in their life leading up to the crime, however, once a thought like that comes to mind, only bad things can happen from there on out, affirming that evil is a part of us, and it is our choice whether to carry out things that most people wouldn’t dare of doing, such as molesting a young
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.
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.