Why Do Bad Things Happen? Essay

1179 Words Nov 26th, 2016 5 Pages
The problem of evil has been a debated topic for many years. The question of, “why does God let bad things happen in the world” has intrigued many theologians and non-religious persons alike. To answer this question, I asked myself a few other questions. What are the assumptions, interpretation and inferences on the topic? How does point of view or perception effect this subject? Finally, what is the purpose of good and evil? What is good and what is evil? Throughout this paper I will discuss my view on why bad things happen to good people, and the necessity of evil.
Before I started this paper I came up with some assumptions. I wanted to compare and contrast what was assumed without researching the subject. I found a few assumptions that most would find or come up with. The first is, because there is evil there is no God. Another is, God is not all powerful because a “good” God would not allow evil to exist. Lastly, there is no such thing as good or evil, everything is relative. During my research of this topic I first approached the theological side of the issue. I found, as most people would, that there are two dissimilar types of evils, moral evil and natural evil. The main distinction between the two has to deal with man or humans. When evil is carried out by a person, and that person is responsible for the evil action it can be classified into the category of moral evil. Moral evil is what I would assess what most people think of as evil. For example, murders, hate…

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