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Hematology: The Problem of Evil

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1. What is the problem of evil?

The problem of evil has over the years been used to argue on the issue of whether god exists or not. This form has taken the form on argument against God s existence. While discussing the problem of evil, there are two distinct forms that can be looked into. The formulation of the following hypothesis can be used to verify the problem of evil is certain conclusions are made. Is [God] willing to prevent evil, but not able? Then is he impotent. Is he able, but not willing? Then is he malevolent. Is he both able and willing? Whence then is evil? The other problem of evil is inductive rather than logical. The inductive problem of evil is brought about by our experiences that we encounter in our lives (Kremer, 2001).

2. Define moral evil and natural evil, and illustrate them with examples.

Moral evil is defined from the practices of the individuals or groups actions. Such as stealing, murder, lying as well as from other trait of the individual such as dishonesty, greed, envy among others. Natural evil can be defined form the occurrence of events where no man has any control over that. Examples of natural evil include diseases such as leukemia, earthquakes, and tsunamis among other natural causes.

3. Seek to explain why there is sin among mankind (the philosophical problem of

Moral evil) and why bad things happen in nature (the philosophical problem of

Natural evil). Consider the various theodicies presented in the reading, and

Address the merits and faults of each one.

It is a fact that people sin, moral evil could be as a result of ignorance on certain issues or the fact that one doesn't believe in the existence of God. Others say that. Other say that natural evil is as a result of doing against Gods will and he is therefore annoyed and hence causing the natural evils to the human kind. Sin is doing against what is good or right.

The Augustinian theodicy was derived from St. Augustine who argued that god was not responsible of existence of evil as he is the creator of the human creation. He says that god is responsible for all the human beings. He says that evil is 'privation' or absence of God. This theodicy has made the innocent suffer by looking at the free will of the nature. It is this theodicy where all the responsibility has been left to God (Barber, Neville, and Australian Theological Forum, 2005).

The second theodicy is the Irenaean. It mainly focuses on the soul making. Evil and suffering exists to help the imperfect creatures grow towards the more perfect state. He argues that evil was created by God but mainly for soul making purposes. These make people to avoiding doing the evil and do according to God's will. This also has made people view



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