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    Evil is the notion that is used to signify unhealthy qualities rather that specific substance. In combination, these qualities may lead to injury or mischief. The effect that is being brought by the combination of such qualities is often referred to as “evil.” The same notion can also apply to a substance that is having nature or properties which finally may negatively affect a person. In general, evil is not something that is simply bad – the practice actually shows that evil is more than that. The dubious nature of evil, that can be regarded as either substance or the combination of characteristics that lack any definite form, often resulting in numerous definitions for the word “evil.” The term “evil” has many definitions, as well as the…

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    contradiction between a loving God and the reality of evil. The attempt to answer these difficult contradictions is referred to as a theodicy. The great Christian thinker of our time, C. S. Lewis, wrote as an atheist after his beloved wife died, “meanwhile where is God? This is one of the most disquieting symptoms… But to go to Him when your need is desperate, when all other help is in vain, and what do you find? A door slammed in your face, and a sound of bolting and double bolting on the…

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    Gnostic Evil

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    Gnostic evil and the postmodern In the context of depth psychology, a link between individual experiences, gnosis and the contemporary world becomes self-evident. Therefore, during the course of the twentieth century, numerous movements embrace both esoteric spirituality and everyday encounters in multiple and highly individualised ways, providing a 'creative reinterpretation of traditional esotericism under the impact of modernity' (Hanegraaff 1996, 383). These groups are often embedded in new…

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    Although I do not agree with the statement "this is primarily a Christian distinction," this break down of evil can be used for all human beings, whether they have "religion" or not. I appreciate the simple definitions of "Manageable" evil and "unmanageable" evil, that makes sense to me. Manageable evil, as it is stated above, is something we have control over. We have control over our own actions and the choices we make to either commit the evil actor not. It is strictly our choice to make. Our…

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    From the class I’ve learned that there are two kinds of evil, natural evil and moral evil. Natural evils are natural circumstances such as tornadoes, floods, and earthquakes. Moral evil results from human actions such as murder, theft and rape. The question that is risen if God is all good, then why does evil and suffering exist in the world? Just within the last few months, on the news there have been reports of tragic school shootings and natural disasters, and if God is all good why does…

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    Evil is something that everyone sees and feels differently. The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines it in many ways ranging from “morally reprehensible” to simply “bringing sorrow, trouble, or destruction”. Obviously, evil is hard to describe and yet has been with us from the start. From a religious perspective, many cannot understand why an infinitely good being such as God would allow this evil suffering and pain to exist unless and feel betrayed by Him. Evil, to these people, is the direct…

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    Is the evil in this world justified? Richard Swinburne argues that, the existence of evil, positive bad states like suffering, is a necessary condition for the existence of a deep good then the existence of evil is justified. But others like Ivan Karamozov believe that the evil in this world is not justified because if evil is justified then it has to be a positive consequence, everyone deserves to experience the evil they experience, or the evil is a result of carelessness that can be…

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    We go a majority of our lives believing that even the people we think we know best are not capable of evil, but what we don't understand is that evil comes from within, and everyone has it deep in them to release their inner savagery.A well known novel, Lord of the Flies portrays this perfectly.The title “Lord of the Flies” refers to “beelzebub”, another word for “The devil”. This was a novel written by George Orwell published in 1954. This story explores a much darker side of humanity that…

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    Evils In Lord Of The Flies

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    Recently terror has shaken the world in Paris on November 13, 2015. Mass shootings and suicide bombings all happened nearby within a matter of a short time killing many. This tragedy has confirmed the harsh truth in which life without punishments reveals a wicked side within people. William Golding, in his novel, Lord of the Flies emphasizes the evils people hold and how one will act when people don’t stick to the status quo. Several flaws lie within, including the evils of brutality and…

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    Evil In A Pig's Eye

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    Evil in a Pig’s Eye William Golding once said, “To trace back the to defects in society, we must trace back to the defects in human nature.” The microcosm he creates in The Lord of the Flies explores the savagery that lies in all human beings. The novel narrates the lives of a group of British boys who crash land onto an unpopulated island and fail in their attempt to maintain civilization before help arrives. One of the boys, Piggy, is considered an outcast, although he is a voice of logic and…

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